Datacake

Team Name: 
Datacake

The Lighthouse Project

The Lighthouse Project merges information about crime, demographics, weather, land zoning and street illumination to provide a map of the safe and unsafe areas within a suburb.

The Lighthouse Project will provide information for city councils, police officers, city planners and policy makers to address solutions to specific problems.

The aim of this project is to make the city smarter, enhance local businesses activities and support a vibrant and safe Sydney night-time economy.

Before starting the project, our team developed a survey to identify the main factors that make people feel unsafe in the streets. This is the link to the survey: https://docs.google.com/a/student.uts.edu.au/forms/d/1zejZvgg6247G9BCDKj...

Only a small subset of data was used for the demonstration website. The area used was Newtown, NSW.

 

Team Prize Details: 
UTS and University of Sydney
Used Datasets: 
Dataset Name: 
Weather
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
The Weather Company (IBM)
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Non-Government Organisations
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
We used their API to download a time series of weather in Sydney area.
Dataset Name: 
Moon Phases, sunrise and sunset
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
timeanddate.com
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Non-Government Organisations
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
We used their time series information of moon phases in Sydney area.
Dataset Name: 
Crime data
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research
Jurisdiction of Data: 
New South Wales Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
We used the time series data set about crimes in Sydney metropolitan area.
Dataset Name: 
Land zone location
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
NSW Department of Planning
Jurisdiction of Data: 
New South Wales Government
Dataset Name: 
Census 2011 information about Newtown suburb
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Australia Bureau of Statistics
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
We used census data of Newtown, NSW suburb in our problem identification as well in our pitch
Dataset Name: 
Ausgrid street lights
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Ausgrid
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Non-Government Organisations
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
The data was manually obtained from the Ausgrid tool for street light pole maintenance requirement and covers a small part of Newtown area.
Event Location: 
Sydney Official