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Team Truthbot


Truthbot is the world's first artifically intelligent automated fact checking robot. It scans Politician's twitter feeds looking for dicey facts or previously debunked statements, and automatically corrects the record by tweeting the relevant explainer article back.​​​​​​​

It uses data sourced from the ABC's FactCheck Unit, as well as from Newscorp and the Conversation. It uses deep learning to spot relevant tweets and the articles that relate to them.​​​​​​​

Parks Finder

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Team Red

Parks Finder is an app to make Victorian Parks more accessible to Victorians. It uses map data from Parks Vic, transport data from PTV, and Google's Machine Vision API.



Park Finder lists walking trails throughout Victoria. It uses the PTV transport API to fetch nearest buses to the trails. It uses the Google Machine Vision API to detect landmarks and fauna in photos users upload while on the trail. The data includes certain fauna found on the trail (eg seals, bandicoots, etc).


As a bit of gamification, the app awards points based on:

Wilderness Buddy

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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.


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The TREE Musketeers

MyTREE is a project based in the City of Wyndham, Victoria using the TREES datasets released by Council to provide a facility to offset emissions and give ownership of the project to the local community


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A web application for recording, predicting, and tracking family violence

News & Events Data Mashup

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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.

Hard waste management analysis

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This project identifies the phenomenon of hard waste collection in wyndams suburbs

This analysis throws a lot of open questions on what triggers the hardwaste collection in these suburbs and also shows where population is concentrated.

For eg. Tarneit, point cook and truganina are relatively new suburbs when compared with weribee south but there is a significant hard waste collection happening in these suburbs which can be directly related to a strong population and economic growth in these suburbs.

Lettuce be friends

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StairCasey to heaven

This project will use land use datasets to identify small pockets of land in urban areas that can be used in food production, helping us to feed a growing population and strengthening our local communities.