Vida Loca

Team Name: 
Vida Loca

Connecting people to places by challenging misconceptions.

With VidaLoca we’ve built a tool that enables you to find a place to live that matches to your values while also taking into account affordability, letting you live la vida loca (the crazy life).

Our hope is that this tool connects you to places that closely match what you value in a community, place, or life style that you might not otherwise have considered.

How do I do it?

1) Weigh a broad range of desirability data such as:

  o   education outcomes,

  o   access transport facilities

  o   local cafes culture

  o   Don’t value a factor at all? Just turn it off.

2) We take your values and match them to the raw data on the Auckland region with a traffic light indicator highlighting your closest matches

3) Click on an area you want to know more about to find out what factors made it stand out to you!

Region: 
Used Datasets: 
Dataset Name: 
2013 Census meshblock data - Auckland Region,
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Statistics New Zealand
Jurisdiction of Data: 
International
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Used for o Age demographics o Ethnicity demographics o Educational attainment
Dataset Name: 
Census 2013, Busstop Locations Auckland Transport
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Koordinates
Jurisdiction of Data: 
International
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
For Geo location and Meshblock data (CSV) into MySql database
Dataset Name: 
Publiched report - Barfoots Rental Tables Auckland
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Barfoots
Jurisdiction of Data: 
International
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Excel into Mysql for Average House prices and affortability
Dataset Name: 
School Leavers - NCEA Level 3 or UE Award
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Data Gov NZ
Jurisdiction of Data: 
International
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Excel / CSV into MySql Database for Education Achievement
Event Location: 
Auckland