Most innovative use of interdisciplinary data

Supported By: 
Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN)
Eligibility Criteria: 
Use data from at least two distinct disciplines in your hack

Australia's population is likely to double by mid-21st century. The vast majority of people will be living and working in urban environments across Australia's diverse cities and towns, and 7 out of 10 people will be concentrated in just 5 mega-metro regions.

This presents big challenges for the nation, its states and territories, and local communities. So it's essential that we can model and understand urban systems. But urban systems are complex - human behaviour, production and consumption unfold within definable demographic, social, economic and environmental parameters. We need to be able to draw data and insights from all these varied disciplines to build our understanding.

That's why AURIN is sponsoring this prize - to encourage you to mash together data from a range of disciplines. Your eligible hack could combine health and transport data, or education outcomes and pet names, or combine historical or cultural information with urban tree and waterway health data. It's up to you.

Crime Stalker

We live in the dark, to server the light. We are Crime Stalker.
Team Name: 
Sky Observer

Crime can be the result of different negative behaviours, such as heavy drinking, drugs, accidents, etc. Our website will display user-selected layers on top of each others over Victoria map to shed some light into the connection between crime and other behaviours.

Basic layers include accidents, drug use, various crime type. If an area has a higher density of incidents, it may indicate that something needs to be done in that area.

Data usage: Victoria suburb boundaries dataset, Vicroads accident dataset, crime dataset.

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

SafteyNet image of a net protecting the ground
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. 

Greening Space Victoria

Team Name: 
Community Nexus

Greening Space Victoria is about using Melbourne Water land to create more green spaces in Victoria

Stemming off the Greening Space Melbourne, GS Victoria looks at how we can utilise the Melbourne Water land to increase environmental sustainability and accessibility. We look at how we can ‘green’ Victoria through using the Melbourne Water’s land to better facilitate biodiversity, land revegetation and community engagement.

Eureka Melbourne

Eureka Melbourne
Team Name: 
Team Eureka Melbourne

Eureka Melbourne

For GovHack 2015 we decided to encourage Melbourne's citizens and visitors to explore all that it has to offer.
Eureka Melbourne is a web app that you can run on your mobile device or computer. It uses your location to determine if you have visited any of the several hundred points of interest we have compiled from open data.

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!!

 

A Patent to the past

Cats in the Hats
Team Name: 
Cats in the Hats

 

@jweiry

@duncan_macneil

Question Crime

Team Name: 
Question Crime

 

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.

Pick-A-Park

Pick-A-Park logo
Team Name: 
Feature Creeper and the Creeps

We are a team of culturally diverse female public servants (and two token males). In the last 46 hours we developed Pick-A-Park!

Find the parks nearest to you with the activities that you - or your kids - want to do. That’s the idea behind Pick-A-Park, a web app (optimised for iPhone5) where Victorians can choose the custom icon of the elements they want in a park and be directed to their ultimate free-time/play-time/party-time public destination. Or maybe just the nearest public toilet.

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