Your mission is to create a map to visualize data on a topic that matters to you, our society, or the business world. Use the provided datasets,
ind other public datasets or upload your own!


Once you have created a map, you can add the dataset(s) of your choice and start creating. The tool offers a wide range of features (colors, shapes, arrows, etc.) that you can use to present your data in a visually appealing and comprehensive way.

You can even combine several sets of data or create an empty layer to draw your own features. We want you to get creative! Make the most of HERE XYZ to present your data and tell your story! The best maps will have the chance to win up to $10,000 US in total.

Stage 1 - Registration and Ideation

5 September to 3 November 2019

Create or join a team of up to 4 members or work on your own. First, each team has to present their idea and clearly describe their concept in a 5-slide presentation using the presentation template provided on the platform.


Each individual or a team member must register and create a free account with HERE XYZ. Teams can also submit any other documents that illustrate their idea if they wish to do so. For extra points, you can also create an initial version of your map.

Throughout the first stage, we’ll hold three webinars to answer your questions and guide you during the ideation stage.
Each team must upload their map(s) to their participation space before 23.59 (GMT) on November 3rd, 2019! Submissions must be made in English.

The voting stage will take place between November 4th, 2019 and November 9th, 2019. Up to 50 teams will be selected to go through to the second round. An expert jury will rank your projects based on the assessment criteria. The selected teams will be notified on November 10th, 2019.

Stage 2 - Development

From 10 November to 1 December 2019

During the development stage, your team will create an advanced map on your chosen topic and continue to develop and refine your idea. The map should visualize data in different regions to facilitate the needs of society or business.


Your team will be assigned to a mentor who will support your team and provide guidance. You will receive online coaching from HERE experts via the platform – use your coach's recommendations to improve your project (technical development, feasibility, etc.).

The deliverables for this stage include a three-minute video explaining and demonstrating our map and its functionalities as well as a presentation up to 20 pages of the created map and its potential impact. All submissions must be in English and uploaded to the platform by 23:59 (GMT) on December 1st, 2019.

The voting stage will take place between December 2nd, 2019 and December 5th, 2019. Up to ten teams will be selected to participate in the final. An expert jury will rank your projects based on the assessment criteria and select the five best projects. At the same time, the
general public can ‘like’ the projects. Five additional projects will proceed to the next round based on the number of likes. The finalists will be notified on December 6th, 2019.

Stage 3 - The online final

12 December 2019

Between December 6th and December 12th, you’ll have one week to finalize your map and prepare a three-minute presentation (including a short map demonstration). The ten teams of finalists will have the opportunity to pitch their solutions to the jury. Teams can participate from anywhere in the world, as the final will be held online.

The final will be live-streamed, meaning that it can be followed by all participants and also by the general public, who will have the opportunity to vote on the projects to decide which team will receive the audience prize.



How well is the map presented? Is the data easy to read and clearly visualized?


Does the visualized data bring value to your target audience? How relevant is the map to society and businesses?

Technical Excellence

To what extent does the project leverage the capabilities of the available HERE tools (HERE XYZ Studio, Data Hub and CLI tools)?




How original is your idea? Does the map approach an issue or a phenomenon from a new angle?

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