Find My Toilet

Team Name: 
Hackstreet Boys

An app allowing users to find their closest public amenity (toilets, shower, drinking water), provide feedback rating of the facility and inform the body responsible for the amenity if maintenance is required. By recording the location of users when they indicate they need a facility and providing access to this new dataset to councils and town planners via both an API and a heatmap, it is easy for them to visualise where new amenities are most needed. The addition of machine learning to suggest viable locations of new amenities close to hot spots (such as in a nearby park to a popular tram stop) further facilitates future amenity installations.

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Team Prize Details: 
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Used Datasets: 
Dataset Name: 
National Public Toilet Map
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Department of Social Services
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Provide the closest public amenity and details of the amenity to the user of the Find My Toilet app.
Dataset Name: 
Public Toilets
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Melbourne Data
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Local Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Provide the closest public amenity and details of the amenity to the user of the Find My Toilet app.
Dataset Name: 
Drinking Fountains
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Melbourne Data
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Local Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Provide the closest public drinking fountain and details of the drinking fountain to the user of the Find My Toilet app.
Dataset Name: 
Find My Toilet User Amenity Location Requests Generated Dataset
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Find My Toilet
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Our generated API accessible data set of anonymous user locations where access to facilities were requested. Includes heatmap visualisation to help councils and town planners plan future amenities.
Event Location: 
Melbourne