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Unlocking the Future of Data: Canopy Mapping Co./BeSpatial Annual Coding Competition

Unlocking the Future of Data: Canopy Mapping Co./BeSpatial Annual Coding Competition

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Data Architecture and Coding Competition

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Annual Data Architecture and Coding Competition

A joint initiative by BeSpatial Ontario and Canopy Mapping Co.—dedicated to nurturing innovation and excellence in the GeoSpatial industry.

We're seeking your groundbreaking solutions—models, scripts, schemes, and applications. Share your problem-solving journey and contribute to our industry's growth.

The winner, announced at BeSpatial ’24, takes home a $500 cash prize and a prestigious trophy.

It's a celebration of skill and creativity, inspiring others to push boundaries in data architecture and coding. Embark on this exciting journey with us. Let the coding begin, and may the most innovative solution emerge victorious!

For more information on participating in this competition, please send an email to member services director

Suggested Submissions & Contest Details

Suggested Submissions





FME Workbench

*Submissions can be anything that is not a map output (but can produce a map output)*

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: March 31, 2024
  • Winner announcement at AGM on May 1-2, 2024


  • The winner at BeSpatial ’24 (May 1-2) receives a $500 cash prize and a trophy.

Judging Criteria

  • Innovation and Problem-solving Approach (50%)
  • Robustness and Scalability (20%)
  • Relevance to Geospatial Industry (20%)
  • Presentation (10%)
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  • Active BeSpatial member in good standing.
  • Complete the online form and upload a video presentation (not more than 10 minutes with subtitles or voice explanation).
    • Providing the actual solution is not required, summarizing the solution and demonstrating the functionality in the video will be sufficient
  • Participants must guarantee data source legitimacy and usage rights.
  • Originality and adherence to open-source guidelines required.
  • School-related work or assignments are not accepted.


  • Originality and adherence to open source guidelines required. Copyright retained by the author; Committee may publish submissions.
  • It's the participants' responsibility to secure permissions from their organization to submit and share solutions with BeSpatial Membership and Canopy Mapping Co.
  • Canopy Mapping Co. retains the right to contact participants who submit to the competition.
Suggested Submissions & Contest Details

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