Google Earth and other net-based services provide the public easy access to satellite/aerial images and other geographic information of any place around the world. Now our interest is “what comes next?” In order to promote students and young scientists activities, AARS (Asian Association on Remote Sensing) is going to organize a web contest, WEBCON6, in cooperation with ISPRS WG VI/1&2 at the 37th ACRS to be held from 17-21 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The main objective of the contest is to promote the development of web materials which may give us a future vision of the web related to geo-information sciences.

Contest Rules

  • Students and young scientists who are less than 35 and have registered to ACRS can submit their proposals and preliminary works to the Contest. The Contest is open to individuals or teams composed up to 3 people.

  • After the initial evaluation of submitted proposals, applicants will be invited to the contest for competition. The contestants are required to bring their PCs or notebooks to demonstrate their web materials, but wireless internet connection will be provided by the organizers.


Winners will be selected by a panel of members from AARS Council, ACRS Organizing Committee, and ISPRS WG VI/1,2 Chairs. The judges will evaluate the works according to the following criteria:
  • General utility and importance of output.
  • Scalability and elegance of design.
  • Clarity, efficiency and portability of implementation.
  • Originality
Prizes Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards with certificates of commendation will be awarded to the winners.

Important Dates

Deadline for registration and submitting proposals is September 15, 2016.October 10, 2016

Your proposal should include the name, affiliation, country, date of birth and E-mail address of every team member and the following items:

- Title of the web material.

- Design concept and purpose.

- Outline of the web material: brief description of system requirement, framework, scheme or functions.

URL: The typical part of the web material should be accessible for evaluation. (If not, you may provide a set of files which can be viewed by the web browsers.)

Other helpful information

All documentations should be in Microsoft WORD or Acrobat PDF format.

WEBCON6 Competition in Colombo: During ACRS 37th (Date will be announced soon)

Reference Materials

Summary of WEBCON 5

The fifth Web Contest, WEBCON5, was successfully organized at the 36th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS2015) held in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines on October 20, 2015. A total of eleven (11) entries were submitted to WEBCON5. The entries came from China Taipei, Japan and Philippines. Each team presented their entries briefly and were given 90 minutes to demonstrate the usefulness and efficiency of their web material. The prizes were won by following groups/persons and some photographs are shown below;

Gold Prize:
Japan – Shibaura Institute of Technology (Tatsuya Yamamoto, Hiroki Ishida and Shido Tanaka) “Supporting summer vacation homework for Japanese elementary school students: Location-based automatic diary generation using geotagged photos”

Silver Prize:
China-Taipei – National Central University (Jhe-Syuan Lai, Tzy-Shyuan Wu and Ting-Chun Lin). “Application of indoor environment visualization and modelling”

Bronze Prize:
Philippines – Caraga State University (Jojene R. Santillan, Edsel Matt O. Morales and Meriam Makinano-Santillan). “Flood EViDENS: A web-based application for flood event visualization and damage estimations”.

Summary of WEBCON 4

The web material contest WEBCON4 was successfully organized at the 35th ACRS on 28 October, 2014 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. Total of Seven Teams were contested and around 50 participants attended this event. After a short oral presentation, each team had 90 minutes of free demonstration and interactive discussions. According to their performance, the WEBCON4 jury selected gold, silver and bronze awards. The Winners were announced and awarded at the Student Session organized in the afternoon of the same day. The winners are:

Gold Award:
Mr. Yi-Chen Chen and Mr. Jyun-Yuan Chen, China Taipei “Building Model Retrieval System for Automatic City Modeling”

Silver Award:
Ms. Ting-Chun Lin and Ms. Tzy-Shyuan Wu, China Taipei “Web-based Virtual Tour Guide Using Panoramas of Cultural Heritage Site at Kinmen”

Bronze Award:
Mr. Naoki Katayama, Japan “3D visualization of livability and population using WebGL”

Summary of WEBCON 3

The web material contest WEBCON3 was successfully organized at the venue of the 34th ACRS (Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel) on 22 October, 2013 in Bali, Indonesia. Thirteen groups and around 50 participants attended this event. After a short oral presentation, each team had 90 minutes of free demonstration and interactive discussions. According to their performance, the WEBCON3 jury selected two silver awards and one bronze award this year. The Winners were announced and awarded at the closing ceremony of the 34th ACRS on 24 October, 2013. There was no Gold winner at this occasion. The winners are:

Silver Award:
Jhe-Syuan Lai, Yi-Hsiu Cheng and Kai-Lun Shih, Taiwan “3D GIS Applications based on Google Earth Enterprise System for the Community-based Disaster Prevention”

Chathura Hasanka Wickramasinghe, Mithra Mayadunne, Sri Lanka
“EDGE Disaster Management System”

Bronze Award:
Yao-Hsien Yeh and Guan-Yu Zhou, Taiwan “Intelligent Change Detection Data-Searching and Analysis-Aiding System”