Age-friendly Community

Supported By: 
Queensland Government on behalf of the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services

Best entry that uses open data to support a vision for Queenslanders to live in age-friendly communities that allow people, regardless of their age, to stay active and connected, and to contribute economically, socially and culturally. In particular, an age-friendly community ensures older people are free from age-related barriers.

More information how to assess a community’s age-friendliness available at http://qld.gov.au/agefriendly.

Selected datasets are available from https://data.qld.gov.au/data-event/govhack/2016.

 

Eligibility Criteria

You must use at least one of the data sets provided for this challenge hosted on http://data.qld.gov.au, but you are free to use data from the official GovHack list or any other data sets as long as their licensing terms permit.

Retirement with children

Team Name: 
Student crew

This project idea is an app, where pensioners could offer their free time for families looking for babysitting. That way the pensioners spend their time more actively, they can get some extra income and families can resolve their problem with children other way than by hiring a nanny or an au pair.

Mycity in Virtual Reality

Team Name: 
Team Gold Coast

My City in Virtual Reality

Why do we need Virtual Reality?

Virtual Reality is becoming popular day by day. Using this technology, users can feel the virtual experience of the places. The Gold Coast is hosting the Commonwealth 2018 Games. The Gold Coast is going to attract more visitors from all over the world for this event.

How does the Virtual Reality app work?

Your Local Opinion

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Team Name: 
Opportunity Farmers

 

Your Local Opinion lets members of the community review and comment on public assets in the community, providing knowledge to others about the different levels of cleanliness, family friendliness, etc. of the asset.

Why we chose this:

DingoPack

Team Name: 
TeamDingo

Our project aims to transform the way people prepare, respond and recover from disasters.  Using our app, you and your family can turn disaster preparation into a fun family activity by preparing your emergency kit, practicing evacuations using customised routes from your location, and setting reminders to update emergency kits regularly.  During a disaster, the app allows you to advise emergency servies that you have activiated your emergency plan and rgister with evacuation shelters.  Once the emergency has passed, you can connect with services and the community to recover in the best po

Search Party

Team Name: 
GovHack Search Party

 

What is Search Party?

Search Party is a mobile application that co-ordinates the public in searching for missing persons. GPS tracking is utilized for individuals currently searching for missing persons to generate a 'heat map', which draws attention to areas that have not been recently searched. This app hopes to improve the detection of missing persons by improving the efficiency of volunteers using the app. 

How does it work?