Uncovering Queensland's untold stories

Supported By: 
Department of Science, IT & Innovation, Queensland Government

Prize: $1,500 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

QSA and SLQ datasets include a vast range of Queensland’s historical data from convict records to immigration data to digitised photographs maps and posters. These records can reveal new and untold stories of and about Queensland and Queenslanders helping us to understand where we came from – how we got here and where we are going. 

We challenge you to look into Queensland’s historical data and to help us uncover those stories.

Concepts must use, reuse or repurpose at least one dataset on the Queensland Government Open Data Portal published by the State Library of Queensland and Queensland State Archives (https://data.qld.gov.au/).

Data can be accessed on the Open Data Portal using the following tags:
• https://data.qld.gov.au/dataset?groups=historical&organization=science-information-technology-and-innovation 
• https://data.qld.gov.au/dataset?tags=Queensland+State+Archives&organization=science-information-technology-and-innovation
• https://data.qld.gov.au/dataset?tags=State+Library+of+Queensland 

 

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).

Remembrance

Remembrance
Team Name: 
Whatamelon

 

http://atwarandathome.com/

A website that retells the ANZAC story, both at the front and at home, to give people a deeper understanding of life during World War 1.

Cordial

Cordial by J4
Team Name: 
J4

 

Hey we're J4! A team of 5 based out of Griffith Uni on the Gold Coast. We decided to create Cordial a platform for people to view and discuss stories about their local communities. Cordial pulls data from both the ABC Local Stories repo as well as the Department of Indigenous Affairs and compiles it into one easy to read blog. 

Expose-Lit

Team Name: 
Tim

There is so much information available today. Born digital documents can be searched and useful information can be found using cutting edge software technology which outsripts conventional reading methods.

We are experiencing information overload and filter failure.

 

This project aims to index openly available information and make it available through the open source Google Books software (Google ngram viewer). This is an interesting and easy to use visual interface which allows users to search keywords and search terms to discover information.

If I Were an ANZAC

ANZAC photos
Team Name: 
Kathew & Cashews

Our ProjectWhy we chose to build it:

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

Brisvegas Estate

Brisvegas Estate project icon
Team Name: 
Rusty hack skills

Using the SLQ digitised maps and real estate resources, I have mappd out the land releases across Brisbane to show how the city grew and evolved. Using maps and resources from the 19th century, you can visualise how the development in South-East expanded, land release by land release, in formed the city that we know today.

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

Textify

Team Name: 
WYSIWYG

Project Description:

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.

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