InSync

Team Name: 
SmartTravellers

Commonly we are in favour of tackling the root problem instead of easing symptoms. However, this is what transport is doing for decades. The view has shifted from building more and more infrastructure to using existing infrastructure more efficiently, but it is generally accepted that demand is growing and that it needs to be accomodated. But is this true? Engineers aim to learn from nature and incorporate natural phenomena in projects and one of these phenomena is the natural pulse of a city, area, or region. Travel demand is not a root cause, but simply the result of the need to travel. This project uses open data to explore this need for travel, and aims to find ways to bring our life 'InSync' with the city, area or region we live in.

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Used Datasets: 
Dataset Name: 
State controlled roads - Queensland
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Department of Transport and Main Roads
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Queensland Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
The dataset is the underlying map for the identification of travel demand routes.
Dataset Name: 
Road location and traffic data
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Department of Transport and Main Roads
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Queensland Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Average annual daily traffic volumes extract
Dataset Name: 
Crash data from Queensland roads
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Transport and Main Roads
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Queensland Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Safety exploration in transport network
Dataset Name: 
Land use mapping series
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Science, Information Technology and Innovation
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Queensland Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Land use mapping for Queensland extracted
Dataset Name: 
Queensland public hospitals
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Queensland Health
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Queensland Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Indication of health services in the region
Dataset Name: 
Queensland state schools—geographic information
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Education and Training
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Queensland Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Indication of educational service in region
Dataset Name: 
Baseline roads and tracks Queensland
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Natural Resources and Mines
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Queensland Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
full road network extraction
Dataset Name: 
Rail network - Queensland
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Natural Resources and Mines
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Queensland Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
rail track extraction
Dataset Name: 
Sport and Recreation Get Out, Get Active funding 2015
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
National Parks, Sport and Racing
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Queensland Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Leisure activity centres
Event Location: 
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