Location data

Supported By: 
PSMA

The most innovative hack of location data

 

Eligibility Criteria

Dependencies – Use of PSMA’s datasets: GNAF, Administrative Boundaries and/or Geoscape

FireAlert

Team Name: 
TechFireFighters

FireAlert is an app designed to utilise all the live datastreams related to bushfires in Australia to save lives.

The app combines live incident data from Queensland and NSW as well as the Australian Sentinel satalight data to detect when fires appear close to those with the app. Because internet access can be patchy, the app uses the last known location of the user and sends a text to them saying that a fire is close as well as providing informative information on the app's screen such as how close the nearest fire is.