On Saturday April 6th at Swissnex SF, the winners of the Urban Data Challenge were announced! The prizes for this data visualization challenge included 3x $300 cash prizes, 2x round trip airfare between San Francisco and Geneva or Zurich, and 1x grand prize of $5000 to turn the visualization into an app.
Data for the visualization challenge was provided by the transit agencies of San Francisco, Geneva, and Zurich. Many of these submissions are quite artistic and went above and beyond just displaying AVL and APC data on a map. Go to the Urban Data Challenge website to learn more and see the wining submissions! Swissnex is looking to host another challenge for 2014 so stay tuned for that as well.