The identity of Christchurch

Supported By: 
Christchurch City Council

How can we describe the identity of Christchurch in 2016? Our city and key icons have changed since the quakes and we wish to understand how the citizens of Christchurch perceive the identity of their city in 2015.


Eligibility Criteria

Has to use some open govt data and recent survey data to help inform the answer to this question Other datasets about Christchurch in may be useful.

Dr. Joey

Team Name: 
Korean Noodle Lounge

We see this project has the ability to give quick feedback to the councillors and the ability to align the future vision of the city based on the data.

Positivity Scale

Team Name: 
Pokemon No!

Gathering and understanding community sentiment towards ideas and topics is really complex. Currently most data is reported as yes or no. You're either for or against something. But the reality is that our opinions and answers to questions are far more complex than just a yes or no. ​​​​​​​

We have built a tool which is able to examine the actual words people are using. We can input data or conversations from almost any source, categorise it by topic or theme and then give it what we call a positivity score.


Team Name: 

"Drive Community Engagement and Hope in Visualizing the FUTURE."

The purpose of our project is to drive community engagement and hope in visualising the future by way of an app that incorporates augmented reality to enable an individual to visualise the structure or object before it is physically built. The idea is the marriage of a technology and the rebuilt of the Christchurch after the earthquakes. Our data is taken from Christchurch City Council, Christchuch 3D models and The identity of Christchurch.


Team Name: 
Last one standing

The Personalized Trip Planner (PTP), a web application – makes your travel personalized, interesting, enjoyable, and productive. PTP ensures you are able to complete your planned tasks in time while enjoying your travel as it is managed completely by the application leaving you at ease with no stress of managing your travel routes and travel time. With your profile settings, you can define your needs, preferences, and get suggested dog routes, driving, walking, biking routes, public toilets, picnic tables as per your profile preferences.