City Outdoors

City Outdoors
Team Name: 
OutsideIn

We're OutsideIn, a team of students (Brendan Bachmann, 17, Caleb Bachmann, 15, and Jess Leaver, 15), that came together at N3XGEN Unleashed Mount Gambier. Our entry is City Outdoors, an app that helps and encourages residents, visitors and workers in the Adelaide CBD to find and utilise outdoor public spaces.

The app is powered by the following datasets:

  • City of Adelaide Park Land Sporting Facilities
  • City of Adelaide Park Land Parks
  • City of Adelaide BBQs
  • City of Adelaide Park Land Toilets
  • City of Adelaide Picnic Tables
  • City of Adelaide Litter Bins
  • City of Adelaide Park Land Playgrounds
  • Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure Adelaide Public Transport Stop Data

This data is used to compile information on locations within the app.

This tool has the potential to be the first port of call for people in the Adelaide CBD looking for a place to hold an outdoor function, or simply a place to catch up with friends or have a picnic, making practical information previously hidden in government databases available to community members. It will encourage people to get outdoors, promote social inclusion, and improve general health and wellbeing, as scientific studies have shown the broad social and health benefits of regularly using green public spaces.

Usage of this app will also help the South Australian Government meet its State Strategic Plan target to vastly improve utilisation of public spaces, and user feedback generated by the app will help to better measure current usage against the target. While usage of Adelaide City Council parks is currently estimated, this app will fill a gap, by helping to quantify informal usage and visitation of these spaces. This feedback data will assist government with future planning and investment decisions for maintaining and improving public spaces in the CBD.

Finally, this concept is scalable, offering opportunities for expansion to encourage increased use of public spaces in other urban or rural areas across Australia. Datasets like recreational fishing, boating, camping and nature reserves could be integrated, and there is potential for new useful information to be added. In terms of future development and improvements, the possibilities are almost limitless.

We believe this app has the potential to help make Adelaide a more vibrant, healthier and happier city. Thanks for viewing our entry :)

Datasets Used: 
• City of Adelaide Park Land Sporting Facilities https://data.sa.gov.au/data/dataset/park-land-sporting-facilities • City of Adelaide Park Land Parks https://data.sa.gov.au/data/dataset/park-land-parks • City of Adelaide BBQ's https://data.sa.gov.au/data/dataset/bbq-s • City of Adelaide Park Land Toilets https://data.sa.gov.au/data/dataset/park-land-toilets • City of Adelaide Picnic Tables https://data.sa.gov.au/data/dataset/picnic-tables • City of Adelaide Litter Bins https://data.sa.gov.au/data/dataset/litter-bins • City of Adelaide Park Land Playgrounds https://data.sa.gov.au/data/dataset/park-land-playgrounds • Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure Adelaide Public Transport Stop Data https://data.sa.gov.au/data/dataset/adelaide-public-transport-stop-data

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