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Mapping party in Rio de Janeiro


What a smooth orgazination from Swissnex !! As a well oiled Swiss clock the cyclists (including some of the BeMap team) went and ride the city to collect a massive amount of measurments in a really nice friendly atmosphere.

We got beautiful maps as a result:

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And pretty graphs too,

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Also as an add-on to the bicycle mapping we did an experiment by measuring with the device bay walking in the centro area of the city. For me it was a great experience to be able to visit the centro area by walking every single streets with Adriano (from Swissnex) who was a wonderful guide to talk me through the history of the buildings and places.  From our two hours walking tour we also collected interesting data, from the devices we carried but also from the one we dropped at the fixed air quality monitoring station in downtown Rio.

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Fixed BeMap in the downtown area

To wrap up I would say it was a really productive day thanks to the mistakes we made in Sao-Paulo.

Many thanks to all the cyclists who participated and the museum crew that made everything possible thanks to their amazing place and motivation. Also many thanks to Swissnex who organized everything in a smoothly fashion.

Let’s see what tommory will be made of.

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Mapping party in Sao Paulo


Yesterday the BeMap team was at the Praça dos Arcos Vegana in Sao Paulo to distribute the BeMaps to the voluntary cyclists who took part at the mapping party.

The cyclists recolted an amazing amount of useful data in a great and friendly ambience.

Check out the pictures of the event on facebook

We had an amazing time, and many contact and freinds were made thanks to the delicious food of : #cozinhaosãopaulo

Also we would like to promote some amazing projects:

Vá melhor de bicicleta!

Also many thanks to swissnex Brazil for making things happen:

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BeMap @ NanoTera annual meeting


Last Monday and Tuesday, the BeMap team was kindly invited to show off the project at the annual meeting of NanoTera. The event took place at the SwissTech Convention Centre, we had the privilege of chatting with top engineers and PhDs about our project and it’s future.

Thanks a lot NanoTera, it was a real privilege to be a part of this event.

 

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BeMap, a new project


Last semester, encouraged by our micro-technology professor, we signed up for the Swiss iCan contest and came up with the idea of a pollution mapping device for cyclists. Several months of development later, we proudly presented our prototype to the jury in the Swiss finals in Neuchatel. Our project convinced the jury, and we are now working hard on the next version of our device for the world finals in Anchorage.