Future Geelong

Supported By: 
Geelong Connected Communities, Enterprise Geelong and City of Greater Geelong - Planning, Strategy and Urban Growth
Eligibility Criteria: 
Forecast the future of a growing and changing Geelong.

Prize: $1000 (Enterprise Geelong $250 + Planning Strategy & Urban Growth $250 + Geelong Connected Communities $500)
The best hack that forecasts the future of a growing and changing Geelong. As Geelong is developing there is a need for long term planning so that government can make smart decisions about how to invest in a sustainable city for years to come. This hack could include information about the changing workforce, economy, services, education, population density and physical landscape of the city. The final product will be useful to local government in making plans for 5, 10, 25, 50 years.
Council stakeholders: Enterprise Geelong, Family Services, Emergency Management, Planning Strategy Requirements: Final product will inform long term city planning (5,10, 25, 50 years) Suggestions: Be as creative as you like, but here is a suggestion to get you started:. 1. Look for (and visualise) insights into city growth using datasets which change in time. Is there a correlation across data sets? (e.g Barwon Health hospital data, Council Workforce data, Census data) Data suggestions: • Council workforce • Economic indicators • Barwon health hospital data • Geelong Kindergartens • Geelong Education Facilities • Geelong Neighbourhood Houses • Geelong Senior Citizen Facilities • Geelong Roads • Geelong Roof Prints • Geelong Parking • Geelong Retail • Geelong Aged Accommodation • Geelong LGA Boundary • Central Geelong 3D Massing Model • Geelong Maternal and Child Health Service Centres • Planning Permits


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Hackosaurus Rex




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Quick and Dirty Wi-Fi Data Visualisation

QDWDV  is an interactive web site which shows the free public Wi-Fi locations in Geelong.

We used the Geelong Wi-Fi Usage data set with the Google Maps JavaScript API to plot the points onto a map of Geelong. The map also shows the approximate effective ranges and some fun statistics about each Wi-Fi location. Each location shows:


GreenRun - May all your traffic lights be green
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Is the traffic light ahead red or green?

Imagine a world in which traffic light state data was public? What could you do with that information?


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Lets talk about time travel


An extensible quiz framework for making many types of govt. datasets exciting and relevant to you.

Some of Squizzlr’s superpowers are:
- Provides an engaging quiz that is personalised to you!
- Facebook sharing of results which increases awareness and reach of data

- Meaningful insights into your demographic which further improve engagement
- Personalised graphs for data relevant to you

Mighty Ducks Stormwater Tracker

Quack Quack
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Rubber Ducks

Data Story

Being near the ocean is a big part of what makes life in the Geelong area great. We swim in it, eat fish from it, use it for shipping and recreation, or just watch the waves roll in on a stormy day. But our built urban environment influences ocean health in ways that we might not often think about. If you wash your car in the street, throw a chip packet in the gutter, wash some metal shavings off your factory floor down the drain: where do the detergents, hydrocarbons, plastics and heavy metals end up?

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