Farrago Parking

Team Name: 
Make Hack Void

Our project makes use of the ACT governments parking data to releate seamingly unrelatred events. It will bring a bit of Farrago chaos to the order of parking.

In the future we would like to see it expanded to include theme baised events (i.e. when you find an empty parking spot you recieve a good news story. when you overstay in your spot you revieve a bad nes story.

While our projects focuses on a limited time frain because the data avaliable is limited at this time we envission in the future that it could have wider application in several areas including event hotspots. i.e. say a application user is looking for a park this application extension could inform them why there is no car parks avaliable and provide them with a alternative means off getting to their desired location. 

Additionally to our initial idea it could also have a comercial application with stores closer to parking spaces being able to by application advertising time for thos spaces in return if a shoper makes a pursach in their store who has used the application they can get their parking validated for free or similar.

Used Datasets: 
Dataset Name: 
Views of ABC News Digital Content (May 2016)
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
We used this to interlink with our application on several levels that allowed us to demonstrate the capabilities that smart parking offers.
Dataset Name: 
ABC Gateway API
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
This data has been used to demonstrate the capabilities that real time information could add to smart parking. It could be used to create localised advertising, promoting local news articles and event promotion This data had to be processed to remove data errors in the csv api files provided. There were created through the use of , as field separators and "" for text quotations. when combined with proper gamma this caused parsing errors.
Dataset Name: 
SmartParking History
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Park CBR
Jurisdiction of Data: 
ACT Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
This data is the core off our application we are aiming to demonstrate other potential uses and for the smart parking data. through event alerts, data tracking and local advertising.
Dataset Name: 
SmartParking Lots
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Park CBR
Jurisdiction of Data: 
ACT Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
This is used in combination with the parking history or the live api to identify the lot positions for mapping
Dataset Name: 
ARDD Fatalities June 2016
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
This data was used as in combination with the park CBR data to promote road safety and increase awareness on the roads it also demonstrates an additional capability that could be combined with the parking API for the benefit of the community.
Event Location: 
Canberra