News & Events Data Mashup

Team Name: 
Panic Mouse

ABC News mashup is a web based application that presents a geo-spacial representation of the news and events in areas relevant to you.

Users are able to filter news and events by their intrests, this then populates a map with pin-point data of the news and events in locations that users are intrested in. Once the user finds a story that they're intrested in they can then follow through the link on the location point to view the source and find more information on the story.

To create ABC News mashup we hacked together datasets from ABC, Newscorp, Geelong events and IP Australia.

 

  • Mandatory elements submitted in Hackerspace on time

    ​​​​​​​We have submitted our github repo: https://github.com/PeterPlucinski/news-data-map/tree/gh-pages and our google drive folder: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B6ty7-kub8P9a3lzanNEamFpUEU&usp=...

  • relevance to the prize category description​​​​​​​
    • ABC news content
      • We have found a new way of spacialy interacting with ABC news content, which also mashes up ABC data with non-abc data.
    • Creative Humanities Hack
      • We have transformed the raw data from more than "2 official dataset that are Open Government data" sources into an interactive map that makes the data more accesible.
    • Fresh Data Hack
      • Our project makes use of the updating Geelong events RSS feed and the news corp api to make our web-app dynamic and provides the community with updated information on news and events.
    • Inspired by research
      • Our web-app corelates nsw crime statistics with ABC stories on disasters to see the corelation between the two.
    • IP Rights
      • Our web-app geo-spacially represents data from the IP Australia dataset and shows it alongside ABC news articles.
    • Location data
      • Our web-app geo-spacially hacks the location data from many datasources.
    • No Boundaries Hack
      • We use data from both NSW(nsw crime) and VIC(geelong events) to paint a clear picture
    • Geelong open data creative challenge
      • Our web-app uses Geelong event data to geo-spacially display events around geelong.
  • originality of concept, visual design and usability

       Our web-app is a unique mix of data with user-friendly viewing point and click operation , that can't be found anywhere else.

  • civic value

    Our web-app provides an interactive conduit for members of the public to interact with open data.​​​​​​​

  • degree to which open data has been used

    We have managed to incorporate 6 diffrent datasets into our web application.

  • technical or creative skills demonstrated

    From our webapp,github and video you can seeextensive technical and creative  skills were demonstrated on this project.

 

Region: 
Used Datasets: 
Dataset Name: 
RSS feed of Events - City of Greater Geelong
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
City of Greater Geelong
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Local Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
The map projects all events that are found in this datasets
Dataset Name: 
ABC Local Online Photo Stories 2009-2014
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
The map projects all articles that can be found in this datasets, under some predefined categories, such as Community events, accidents, disasters, etc.
Dataset Name: 
News Corp api
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
News Corp
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Non-Government Organisations
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
The map projects all articles that can be found in this datasets, under some predefined categories, such as Community events, accidents, disasters, etc.
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
IP Australia
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Only applies to the Scientific breakthrough filter, display's a summary of approved Patent in the year of the chosen marker event, we can implement other IP types (designs, trademarks, etc.) because we already have the foundation.
Dataset Name: 
NSW Crime data
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research
Jurisdiction of Data: 
New South Wales Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Only apply to Accidents filter, display a summary of crime committed during that month of the year of the chosen marker event.
Dataset Name: 
ABC Local Stations
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Used to geo-spacially show stations locations.
Event Location: 
Ballarat