The GBDX for Sustainability Challenge was an effort hosted by the DigitalGlobe (now Maxar) geospatial big data platform, GBDX, to encourage innovation on disaster response, poverty elimination, and disease prevention. Inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), individuals could apply for access to GBDX's repository of high-resolution satellite imagery for use in projects that might solve real sustainability challenges. Applicants agreed to share any outputs from the challenge. From over 70 submissions, DigitalGlobe selected five top teams who were given two months to build their respective projects. Judges selected a winner in April 2018.