Disaster preparedness challenge: Help your community get ready for times of emergency & disaster

Supported By: 
Co-sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources & Mines and the Office of the Inspector General Emergency Management, Queensland Government

Help the Queensland Government to improve the quantity, quality and accuracy of data available in emergency of disaster response or recovery situations and to let people know about hazards in their area, those that could be affected and the services that can help.

There are 2 components to this challenge that would be ideally addressed by one solution:

PART 1 
Come up with a concept that allows users (particularly in rural areas) to see Queensland Government location based data, and allow them to easily provide us with additional critical or useful disaster or emergency response information such as:
• Is your street address correct?
• What are the coordinates to your property, driveway/access point?
• What are the key features of your residence (e.g. brick or timber home, single or double storey, floor height)?
• Is there any extra information we should know about a house/street or community that would help us in disaster response and recovery?

PART 2 
Come up with a concept to raise awareness of the risks of natural disasters as part of living in Queensland and services available for the community in times of disaster. 

A suggested list of datasets and web services for inclusion in this challenge will be published to the Queensland Government Open Data Portal. We encourage use of data and web services relating to population, weather and services associated with disaster response and recovery.

Prize: $2,000 to the entry that best meets the following criteria:
• Addresses the components of the challenge
• Innovation and uniqueness
• Functionality and marketability
• Viability
• Benefit to Queenslanders

Get Ready

Team Name: 
Hazard Busters

Our project is to help people (especially non-English speaking visitors/ migrants) better prepare and survive emergencies and disasters.

There is a growing number of non-English speaking visitors and migrants in Australia. When visiting or settling into a new region, it is hard to know what emergencies and disasters may be relevant.

Total Solution

Team Name: 
Griffies

A large number of datasets are publicly available in GovHack-2015 website. Several relevant information can be obtained from various attributes of individual dataset. Moreover, it can be easily perceived that each of these datasets can be inter-related to infer various valuable analyses, which can increase the richness of the individual data. The main aim of our project work is to introduce a unique contribution towards the direction of finding relationship among different categories of datasets and creating a bridge between those (datasets).

Project Naya

Project Naya
Team Name: 
Visionaries

Why do we choose to do it

Many government open-data provides geo-located info useful for disaster relief: real time fire hazard, tide and others. We see that these data can be integrated with mobile phones and other personal devices which has been proven to save lifes.

Project Naya integrate these two source of information to make disater relief efforts.

Who uses it and what does it do for them.

To the disaster relief efforts:

Emergency KitApp

Team Name: 
Oceans

Australia is unfortunately a home of number of disasters, disasters that often causes humongous losses to the Australian community.

Other than being resilient, foreseeing the disasters has been show to be the most efficient way to prevents deaths and losses.

Wouldn’t it be great if there  was an app the would :

MyState

Team Name: 
MyState

As part of GovHack 2015, we came up with multiple ideas and narrowed them down to solve the below three challenges:

1) We often loose data connection when we go for boating - how can we improve navigation experience for boating?

2) How can we improve transportation using Live Traffic cam data?

3) Visualise ICT Data

MyCity

Team Name: 
MyCity

As part of GovHack 2015, we came up with multiple ideas and narrowed them down to solve the below three challenges:

1) We often loose data connection when we go for boating - how can we improve navigation experience for boating?

2) How can we improve transportation using Live Traffic cam data?

3) Visualise ICT Data

SafeRoad

Team Name: 
UQ Hax0rs

SafeRoad is designed as a platform for finding high risk road areas. It can be used in planning mainentance and further development of road infrastructure such as signage, traffic flow management and road resurfacing. It can also assist in planning new emergnecy service home-base locations. For the public, the service highlights roads of high risk and could act to reduce road use in high-use and high-risk areas.

OurStory

Team Name: 
Team WC

Our Story was created for Govhack 2015 by Team WC. It uses multiple open data sets provided by the State Library of Queensland to show pins on a map where historic events occored. The focus of this Web App is to tell the stories of Queensland and the people who sculpted our history. This Web App is currently using only using Queensland data which provides roughly 18,000 entries however it can be expanded in the future with interstate data. Users can click on a pin to find out information and images of the event.

Samaritan

Samaritan Logo
Team Name: 
Right-Click Development

 

Samaritan is an application which we designed for the sole purpose of connecting Queenslanders during troubled times. As we experience a large amount of natural disasters, our emergency services are a vital part of our state's infrastructure. Samaritan provides the users with all the required information and services associated with natural disasters, using five core features:

At Risk:
When a user is in immediate danger

Banana Baron

Banana Baron GovHack 2015
Team Name: 
Banana Barons

Grow Bananas. Avoid Disaster.

 

Banana Baron is a retro-inspired educational game aimed at children, to promote awareness of environmental issues and the importance of being prepared for emergencies such as floods, fires and cyclones.

You play as the 'Banana Baron' who runs a series of Banana farms across QLD, and you must balance the challenges of running a profitable business in the context of climate challenges with the goal of limiting your environmental impact.

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