NGIS Smart Cities

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The hack that best shares the spirit of “smart cities” for the convenience of the community. A tool or outcome that is potentially commercially viable and can promote active utilisation of public transport in WA. Exploration of changing the emotional patterns to using public transportation would be highly desirable.
Winner: $1,000

Synergising Synergies for Sitizens

Dashboard Analysis
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Sitizens Synergising Synergies


Our idea was to answer a simple question for Synergy, how can we work out which suburbs are best-placed for rooftop solar investment? Or, looked at another way, which suburbs will generate enough solar to power themselves and generate a net positive for the grid?

We can answer this question by looking at two aspects:

  • Total Suburb Generation Potential


  • Total suburb consumption

This will give us our Total Suburb Contribution.


To work out our Total Suburb generation potential, we had to work out:

Bus About

Bus About
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Bus About

Bus About is a animated visualisation of all the public bus activity that occurs within an 80km radius of Perth each morning. This experiment uses Transperth Spatial Data (stop locations and bus arrival times) combine with HTML5, jquery and a little bit of D3. The purpose of the experiment is to raise awareness of the amount of energy and activity that goes into delivering a public transport system each day. 

Flux Capacity

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Flux Residue

Project: visualisation of traffic movement, using SCATS data via Landgate SLIP, to improve traffic flow through the city.

An innovative and interactive web based heat map and flashing lights hardware solution. Our motto is "Strive for a Mostly Benevolent Society!"

emPOWERed neighbours

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People know they should be doing more… to lower their energy bills and to pay less tax. But saving energy is BORING!!!

So we’re turning everything on its head… we’re going to make saving energy RELEVANT and EXCITING!

Firstly, you don’t have to go it alone.  Be part of a like-minded community…  Challenge each other, celebrate your achievements, make a game of it and have fun!


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Index ALL The Things!


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“Letting you set the values that you value”

Definition of the problem.

When investment or development decisions are being made, decision makers will often focus on the dollar value of the solution being proposed. While this is a valid measure to use, it can often lead us to overlook the many other values that people hold with respect to the development area proposed. Cultural concerns, ecological impacts and access to people and resources.


Should I Drive

Shoould I Drive?
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Should I Drive

Issue: To determine the best method of transport around the city?

Solution: Produce a mobile web-app that utilises various government open data sources and Google maps to provide insight into various categories of benefits and disadvantages of the different types of transport available to get to your destination.


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Open Wifi Party Train

Internet of Transport things.

One of our Western Australian local challenges was to come up with a way of providing realtime train passenger sizes.

We decided to use an IoT device that estimates passenger density based on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

We are building two key interfaces for consuming this information.

  1. A passenger focused tool that gives upcoming train data.
  2. A network exploration tool that allows people to visualise the entire network in realtime and also examine past trends.

Map All The Things

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Map All The Things is a interactive map that aims to provide members of the public with a convenient and user friendly method to access official data published by WA Government Departments. This was achieved by visualising geospatial information through data links and other data formats.

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