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AR Sandbox: April Topography Competition

Powered by the John and Stella Graves Makerspace and the GIS and Data Service Center

We are hosting a student competition highlighting our Augmented Reality Sandbox and its applications across many academic disciplines.  There will be a total of 5 topography competitions that will take place in the Fall '23 and Spring '24 semesters. The winner of each monthly competition will receive a $50 Amazon gift card!

From April 8th-19th, undergraduate and graduate students are invited to use the AR Sandbox to create and submit a 3D rendering of the provided 2D topographical map. This month's map is of a portion of Lopez Island in Washington State. Participants' submissions will be judged based on aesthetics and overall accuracy to the reference map. 

Competition entries must be created during the Makerspace’s open hours. The Makerspace is open from 9am-5pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and from 9am-8pm on Wednesdays. 

Additionally, the GIS team will be hosting open hours on Tuesdays from 1-2pm and Wednesdays from 1-3pm to provide additional support for students creating their map submissions. Submissions can be created outside of these hours, but they are recommended for students who are unfamiliar with reading topography.
For full competition rules and submission instructions, check our Terplink event page!

UMD Libraries welcomes individuals with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you have questions about the access provided or would like to request accommodations, please contact libadmin@umd.edu. For some types of accommodations, including securing an ASL interpreter, the Libraries may need two to four weeks of advance notice. Automatic captions will be available for this virtual event.

Monday, April 15, 2024 Show more dates
9:00AM - 5:00PM
JSG Makerspace
STEM Library
Taaja Blackburn, Maggie Bentley
Faculty/Staff   Graduate Students   Undergraduate Students