Ch-ch-ch-changes App

Team Name: 
The Colourzillas

Demo App Image:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6-BJgE3SkcVNUhJVmxwYl9mdU0/view?usp=sharing

The Challenge

Hello! We are The Colourzillas, and our app is  called "Ch-ch-ch-changes" a tool that shows how Australia has changed over the years, allowing the user enter input to see a Heat map that works with different parameter available in the data sets. 

"Ch-ch-ch-changes" app gives you insights and data visualization to gain awareness and take action about changes in different perspectives in your city, country and state. Our main goal is to help you to understand what has changed and why you should help our Planet NOW!

The Design Process:

Sketches and pictures of the team working are hosted in Google Drive here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6-BJgE3SkcVZGtiMXB0ajNDdjA

Frontend Foundation:

http://getbootstrap.com

Frontend Assets:

Credits: "Lil faces" icons from the "Daily Design series" of designer and youtube @mackenziechild ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPu0mTsxqTE )

- Snazzymaps for graphics: https://snazzymaps.com/style/110/mikiwat

Tools:

- Leaflet.JS

- Express.JS

- jQuery

- Twitter widget js integration for Social media

- Sketch app for SVG creation

 

 

Region: 
Used Datasets: 
Dataset Name: 
ABS.Stat - GovHack instance
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
We used the data from "POPULATION AND PEOPLE, Local Government Area (a), 2010-2014", converting LGAs to lat/long coordinates, to show a heat map of data by location and year.
Dataset Name: 
Local Government Areas of Australia
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Bioregional Assessment Programme
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
We used this data to convert the LGA location figures from the ABS's "Population and People" data to latitude and longitude for easier plotting on the map.
Event Location: 
Melbourne Mapspace