The Good Old Life

The good old life
Team Name: 
Jam Berries

Background:

In Queensland, you are recognised as a senior citizen when you turn 60 and are entitlded to the pension when you enter your late 60s. However, at these moments in life seniors are not provided with useful information that would enable them to be actively involved in their community. Our hack provides a means for service providers and/or senior citizens to generate a printable brochure with relevant information about a local area.

 

Description:

Users access our website, type in a suburb and hit Submit. That's all it takes to generate a report with all the information you need to know about senior life in your community! Print out your colourful brochure and flip through the pages to find out information on:

  • Events
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Culture & Heritage
  • Community Groups
  • Education 
  • Where you can use your senior's discount card. 

 

Benefits

There is a wealth of open data available from state governments, local councils and not-for-profit organisations that contains useful information for seniors. The problem is, this information is not easily accessible (requires use of computer) and/or there is low awareness of applications that have been built to provide it. Our hack enables service providers such as Centreline and the Queensland Government to generate a brochure that can be posted in the mail to new and existing Senior Citizens.

 

Data Story

We've combined open data from the Queensland Government, Sunshine Coast Council, Noosa Shire Council and the Council of the Aging. We have plotted these datasets which enables us to query them against a particular senior person's address. This could be done with all state and local government datasets, and time constraints were the only thing stopping us from making this an Australia-wide application.

 

 

Region: 
Used Datasets: 
Dataset Name: 
Business Discount Directory
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Queensland Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
This is used for one of the main outputs which shows the target audience where there are local discounts they can use. Basically we spatially map their location to the discounts where their card can be used.
Dataset Name: 
Noosa Community Markets
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Noosa Shire Council
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Local Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
This is used to find events near the target audience to get them out and about.
Dataset Name: 
Community Markets (Weekly)
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Sunshine Coast Council
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Local Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
This is used to find events near the target audience to get them out and about. This is using the SODA API.
Dataset Name: 
Public Artworks
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Sunshine Coast Council
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Local Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
This is used to find artworks near the target audience to get them out and about. This is using the SODA API.
Dataset Name: 
Noosa Buildings
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Noosa Shire Council
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Local Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
This is used to find community facilities near the target audience to get them out and about. This is using the CKAN API.
Dataset Name: 
Noosa Bird Trail
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Noosa Shire Council
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Local Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
This is used to find bird watching sites near the target audience to get them out and about. This is using a csv.
Dataset Name: 
Aquatic Centres
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Sunshine Coast Council
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Local Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
This is used to find aquatic centre sites near the target audience to get them out and about. This is using the SODA API.
Event Location: 
Sunshine Coast