Creating connected communities

Supported By: 
Victorian Government
Eligibility Criteria: 
Hacks must be mobile compatible and use at least two data sets (at least one must be Victoria government data with a strong preference for multipliable Victorian government datasets from different departments and agencies.)

Technology has enhanced our lives in many ways but social andeconomic connection remains at the heart of our wellbeing. This challenge seeks to address areas of connection, address disadvantage, visualise access to skills training for all groups in the society, linking training places with industry needs, connect availability of housing accommodation and affordability. Suggestions: - Mash course availability and Public transport access - Develop insights into availability of skills training, public transport and the occurrence of crime - Overlay available real estate rental properties with Public transport, and skills training - Use data to map social disadvantage and access to and availability of services - Explore the road safety initiatives and map against crash stats data and illustrate the links - Make it possible for a business owner to find training providers near their work location who offer the kind of training they want. - Develop a way for café s and events to display upcoming public transport arrivals and departures. - Map location of government services including which services are offered at which location. Data suggestions: - Vocational course locations - Occupations in demand - Building permit data - BDM - Crime stats

Holes in the Safety Net Indicator

Team Name: 
Safety Net

Holes in the safety net indicator is a national assessment of the concentration of charitable organisations that work with people at risk of homelessness. It shows locations where there are fewer homeless charities and comparatively larger homeless populations, to encourage growth of charitable organisations in those areas most in need.

 

Safety Net

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Team Name: 
Safety Net

Safety Net is a website designed to ease communication between homeless or at risk people and the services designed to help them. 

By geocoding data for charitable support services, we can provide an easy to use information source that will allow the newly homeless or at risk to  find the appropriate services easily, thus minimising the danger that they will become trapped with the disadvantages of street life. With a few minutes and an Internet connection, they will be able to find the people that can assist in getting them back on their feet. 

Postcode Battle (The Card Game)

Team Name: 
Level 6.3

Now you can fight your suburb against that of your friends!

Using our database built from state and national data, we select all the attributes in which your suburb is more awesome than that of your mates. We present them in a easily understandable way. Now you have real data to prove that your suburb is absolutely the most awesomest! Get battling!!

 

Ballarat Minute

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Team Name: 
pavrsoft

This year the City of Ballarat is looking at ways that data can help them achieve their '10 Minute City' strategic vision.

From "Today Tomorrow Together - The Ballarat Strategy":

Chinese Population Dot Map of Australia

Team Name: 
Monash City Science

China is Australia's largest two-way trading partner in goods and services valued at more than $160 billion per year. Australian government has pursued a number of foreign investment and business initiatives with China over the past few years to enhance the growing trade and investment relationship. Besides the economic relationship, the two countries are actively engaged culturally. Persons born in China are the third largest group of overseas born residents in Australia as of June 2013.

Question Crime

Team Name: 
Question Crime

 

Indigenous Population Dot Map of Australia

Team Name: 
Monash City Science

In 2011, there were 699,900 Indigenous people living in Australia, accounting for 3% of the total Australian population. Currently, there is no online interactive map showing the spatial distribution of the indigenous population in Australia at the individual level. Understanding the distribution of different population groups is a key element in the socio-economic planning and policy-making process relating to specific population groups.

Greening Space Melbourne

Team Name: 
Community Nexus

Greening Space maps unloved public spaces in the City of Melbourne to enable  the community to find spaces to grow and cultivate community gardens.

Greening Space aims to convert the concrete jungle into a greener and more open community space. We provide the public with a map overlaying Melbourne City Council and Melbourne water datasets on available spaces to grow food with trial environmental sensor readings data, to identify the best areas for growing particular plants, vegetables and flowers.

Migration Cartography

Team Name: 
maphawks

Mapping foreign-born residents of australia to their country of origin based on the four census year of 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011.

Made use of open source javascript library D3 and DataMaps. The sourcecodes of this project are also open sourced to be used for future projects.

ABC Stories

Team Name: 
ABC Story Mapper

This projects aims to deliver all the ABC regional stories into the hands of all.

The world can now view all the ABC local online photo stories on their mobiles, tablet and desktop. We have web-mapped the stories which are classified based on the location (Australian States) to which they belong. Users can view the state specific stories by choosing the state and the story they wish to read. Users can also get their current location. Given more time we can create iphone or android apps.

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