Wilderness Buddy

Team Name: 
A Walk in the Park

Introducing Wilderness Buddy - an app to help tourists in Victoria get the best out of the many national parks and wildlife preserves that Victoria has to offer. Wilderness Buddy allows you to customize itinerary to only include what you pick, whether it’d be to spot the Aussie wildlife or to take that amazing profile photo on Facebook. It also puts you in touch with a local who can give you a guide at a competitive cost.

Wilderness Buddy uses Bureau of Meteology for weather forecasting notification, VicRoads for the most efficient travel plan mapping, Australian Biodiversity Atlas to show where the wildlife is, ABC News to show relevant news stories, Fire Danger warnings to keep our users safe, Parks Victoria's trails data, and Wilson's Prom media data to show you the trails and all other attractions.

 

Region: 
Used Datasets: 
Dataset Name: 
Great Trails Victoria Datasets
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Victorian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Used to provide walking trail suggestions and maps to users note - this would include the other trail datasets - e.g. https://www.data.vic.gov.au/data/dataset/great-trails-victoria-great-south-west-walk https://www.data.vic.gov.au/data/dataset/great-trails-victoria-great-ocean-walk
Dataset Name: 
Atlas of Living Australia
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
IP Australia
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Allow users to find parks and walking trails based on the wildlife they are likely to see - e.g. if a traveller wants to see wombats, or kangaroos, or avoid snakes, they could filter search results to include / exclude those types of wildlife.
Dataset Name: 
ABC Gateway API
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
IP Australia
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Display any current news stories about a users planned destination
Dataset Name: 
EMV - Fire Danger Ratings real time data (GovHack 2016)
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Emergency Management Victoria
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Victorian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Warn users about possible hazards relating to bushfires in the areas they plan to visit
Dataset Name: 
Species Habitat Distribution Models (V4) - 2013 Grey-headed Flying-fox - Pteropus poliocephalus
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Victorian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
These datasets can be used as a supplement to the atlas of living australia Note: This data is spread across multiple datasets - for example, we'd also include: https://www.data.vic.gov.au/data/dataset/species-habitat-distribution-models-v4-2013-masters-snake-drysdalia-mastersii and https://www.data.vic.gov.au/data/dataset/species-habitat-distribution-models-v4-2013-red-naped-snake-furina-diadema
Dataset Name: 
Historical rainfall and temperature forecast and observations hourly data
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Bureau of Meteorology
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Used to determine the reliability of weather forecast data, to give more conservative weather forecasts in situations where the cost of an inaccurate forecast is higher - e.g. if someone is planning to do a long trip to a national park, and the forecast is uncertain, we could inform the user that they might want to wait another day.
Dataset Name: 
News Corp CAPI
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
News Corp Australia
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Non-Government Organisations
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Display current news stories about the location that the user plans to visit
Event Location: 
Melbourne