FindYourPlace

Team Name: 
WinHack

Find a place where you belong Project Goals Make it insanely easy to find affordable housing using key criteria. Allow users to evaluate the nearby community surrounding the available housing unit. Provide users with a simpler, interactive and customised search experience. Introduction FindYourPlace is an easy to use search engine that connects Kiwis with locations across the country that match their desired lifestyle. City or Country? Beach or Mountains? Drive or Bus commute? Go to www.FindYourPlace.today to discover the top NZ cities and towns that best fit your lifestyle preferences. Whether you prefer the bright lights of the big city or wide open spaces, FindYourPlace powers you with neighbourhood-level statistics on topics such as home values, crime statistics, education and how people get to work. Once you’ve found your dream place, take FindYourPlace with you wherever you go. FindYourPlace is easy to use, giving you the ability to visualize housing availability by location, filter by affordable income level, safety, transport, and many more. Some websites struggle to provide things like: - Resources available near your desired location. - Results have limited filtering and searching of the results. - Accessing housing details means opening separate non-standardized, non-searchable PDF files (see stats.govt.nz). FindYourPlace provides clear visualization of available housing, and integrating other statistics that enable you to make that all important choice. It’s as easy as browsing Google Maps! - The map allows users to locate available properties by neighbourhood, and view nearby services in the surrounding area. - Filter and search controls allow users to quickly find relevant available properties for their family size, income level, and desired location. Our proposed approach to implement this project is twofold. First, to extract public information that sits in pdfs, excel sheets and API, assimilating it into the system. Second, to market and push out to users, collecting feedback from a sample size. Lastly, there’s a belief baked into this tool that there’s an ideal place for you and your family. If more people choose places to live that are an appropriate fit, that’s good for them and it’s good for the cities and towns that host them.

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Crime: Recorded crime offenders statistics - unique offenders (2015)
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Statistics NZ
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Housing: Overall Life Satisfaction by Housing Satisfaction and Housing Problems, by region (2012)
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Statistics NZ
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Health: Overall Life Satisfaction by Self Rated Health, by region (2012)
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Statistics NZ
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Population: Subnational population estimates (RC, AU), by age and sex, at 30 June 2006-15 (2015 boundaries)
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Statistics NZ
Event Location: 
Auckland