Hazard Communication

Team Name: 
Knowledge Island

The project is a Hazard Communication and Alert system aimed at improving communication and response
in the event of emergency events involving schools, childcare centres, universities 
and other educational organisations. 

The application will allow students, parents, staff, emergency authorities, and transport authorites to
quickly receive notifications in the event of a relevant incident affecting
educational institutions. A map in the application will highlight relevant locations
 - schools, police stations, hospitals, etc, as well as providing relevant
 traffic and weather data to facilitate clearer responses to crises. Transport authorties can use the data to facilitate emergency evacuations using existing infrastructure - nearby buses, for example.

The application will also allow schools to 
alert students, parents, and emergency authorities of a developing
situation, supplementing traditional audio based approaches. This will
allow instant dissemination of relevant emergency procedures to students
and staff, minimizing panic and confusion and drastically improving responses times.

The application will not only use existing data on locations of educational instituions
and hospitals, as well as live traffic and weather data; it will also provide an 
opportunity for the government to obtain new data on emergency procedures and practices,
paving the way for improvement to such methods in the future.

Team Prize Details: 
University of New South Wales
Used Datasets: 
Dataset Name: 
NSW Early Childhood Education and Care program locations
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
NSW Government
Jurisdiction of Data: 
New South Wales Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Used Latitude and Longitude data to map locations onto our frontend web platform; integrated dataset into our backend database and analysed locations of interest near each location - police stations, hospitals, etc.
Dataset Name: 
NSW government school locations
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
NSW Government
Jurisdiction of Data: 
New South Wales Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Used Latitude and Longitude data to map locations onto our frontend web platform as well as our android app; integrated dataset into our backend database and analysed locations of interest near each location - police stations, hospitals, etc.
Dataset Name: 
NSW Government Schools by Bushfire Category
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
NSW Government
Jurisdiction of Data: 
New South Wales Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Merged dataset with the locations provided in 'NSW government school locations' dataset to locate and map high risk schools on our frontend web platform.
Dataset Name: 
NSW University Locations
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
NSW Government
Jurisdiction of Data: 
New South Wales Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Used Latitude and Longitude data to map locations onto our frontend web platform as well as our android app; integrated dataset into our backend database and analysed locations of interest near each location - police stations, hospitals, etc.
Event Location: 
Sydney Official