GopherGrader

Gopher Grader (http://gophergrader.co) and Policy Simulator (http://policysimulator.com/)
Team Name: 
Perth Gophers

The Gopher Grader (http://gophergrader.co) and Policy Simulator (http://policysimulator.com) are both applications that help different segments of the community understand the community they are in and the value their government and it's policies provide.

The Gopher Grader is aimed at the wider public so that they can see how their area compares in a very simple way to the wider community. It provides a radar chart and a very simple grading system to show how their area compares on safety, culture, accesibility, services, community, and apocalypse readiness.

The Policy Simulator uses the same metrics to allow policy makers and the wider public to see how changes in different "levers" could impact the future of their community.

We have used a variety of different data sets ranging from statistical data to geospatial data to help create the different grades. We used statistical data to allow us to compare different communities, spatial data to get an idea of what the different communities are, and regression analysis to help us determine what could be appropriate levers.

In the future we hope we could do further analysis on more datasets and also get more refined and higher resolution data to provide even greater insights into a community. We also believe with higher resolution data we could provide even greater insights on how potential policies policies could impact both negatively and positively on a community.

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Used Datasets: 
Dataset Name: 
Medium Scale Points of Interest (LGATE-135)
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Landgate
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Government of Western Australia
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
we used this to find hospitals, child care services, and other community services close to a site ser
Dataset Name: 
Network Operations Traffic Data MRWA
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Main Roads Western Australia
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Government of Western Australia
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
use the average speed and average posted speed to estimate utilisation for each link then created a metric to identify how often a link is outside of the standard deviation of the link utilisation then create a simple ranking system
Dataset Name: 
Temperature and Rainfall Historical - forecast 2015-2016
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Bureau of Meteorology
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
summarise the hourly rainfall data for each station then create a simple ranking system to help determine the likelihood of dying of thirst during an apocalypse
Dataset Name: 
ABS Local Government Boundary Meshblock - Western Australia
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
we used this to to find the suburb boundaries
Dataset Name: 
WAPOL CAD Incidents
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Government of Western Australia
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
criminal statistic data to determine safety of an area. came from Hard drive provided by WAPOL
Dataset Name: 
2074.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Mesh Block Counts, 2011
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
ABS
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
We used this to find out the population of particular suburbs and regions
Dataset Name: 
My Community Directory
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Local Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
We used this to find community services close to a particular area
Dataset Name: 
FPM 100 Year ARI Floodplain Development Control Areas
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Bureau of Meteorology
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
We used this to help determine which houses are likely to be flooded during a bad weather scenario
Event Location: 
Perth