The Challenge | Artify the Earth

Use NASA Earth imagery data to create 1) an art piece, or 2) a tool that allows the imagery to be manipulated to create unique pieces of art.

Discover the Earth with Virtual Reality

Our motive is to help others discover the earth with the help of all the valuable data that we have collected from NASA and the VR apps that we have developed.


Team Info: Our team is consisting of 5 young students from Daffodil International University. The team leader is Md. Hasan Talukdar from Department of BBA, developer is Pritom Chaki from Department of CSE, VFX specialist is Md. Isfat Sharik from Department of CSE, mentor is Md. Azijul Islam from Department of CSE and our orator is Shahriar Aziz Aakash from Department of SWE.

Project Abstract: The earth, filled with amazing places to visit. There are 7 Billion people living all over on earth and we are yet to discover Earth properly. The earth is beautiful with things that we see and things that we don’t. What makes earth beautiful? The green and dense forests? The soothing waterfalls? The polar auroras? Or the oceans filled with lives? And what keeps us away from discovering our own earth? NASA has collected images of the Earth for over five decades. In addition to helping us understand the biosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, lithosphere, and atmosphere, these images show us the incomparable beauty of our home planet.

GIBS provides quick access to over 700 satellite imagery products, covering every part of the world. Most imagery is available within a few hours after satellite overpass, some products span almost 30 years, and the imagery can be rendered in your own web client or GIS application.

There are people on earth who live with the desire of seeing its beauty. But cannot, because they don’t have sufficient money. There are 196 countries in the world, of which 88 countries are extremely poor, 53 countries are in middle income group and rest of the 55 countries are considered rich.

There are people with physical disorders who wish to explore the earth but cannot. And there are people who can’t make up enough time to fulfill their dreams of discovering earth.

And then there are also foreigners who wish to visit different places but cannot make up their minds due to security issues. The security of their lives cannot be guaranteed in many countries, as a result they end up not exploring the earth anymore.

But there is our solution to the identified problems. We present Virtual Reality to the world, a new way of discovering Earth!

At present time most of the people of the world know about VR. By using VR a person can feel the real emotions with less cost. Therefore, we can solve the problems that we have identified using VR apps.

In this application that we have developed of visualizations, animations, and 360 images in order to a greater understanding of Earth and Space Science research activities at NASA . On the base of we are using data from NASA Global Imagery Browse Services, NASA Earth data Search and NASA Worldview website. It is a new way to helps people discover how the Earth works.

Background: We are working to artify the earth & help others discover our home planet.

Our solution is Virtual Reality Apps. We are changing the way we see the world. People are experiencing real emotions using our VR Apps spending less money, less time and overcoming physical disabilities. And these are our opportunities.

Resources Used from NASA:

  • NASA Satellite View
  • Temperature
  • Wind flow
  • Solar Radiation
  • Sea level
  • Ecosystem
  • Forest

Challenges & Solutions:

Challenges are time, money, physical disabilities and security.

Our idea is using VR (showing VR Box) & 360 images with which users seem to be very satisfied. And we are using a bunch of resources from NASA.

Future of this project: We can see a big platform in future which will remarkably improve NASA’s data collection on climate and will benefit researchers with data as well as help people discover the world in a unique & intriguing way.


SpaceApps is a NASA incubator innovation program.