Evacuation - help us get away!

Supported By: 
Queensland Government on behalf of the Office of the Inspector-General Emergency Management

The best concept to help your community get to safety during evacuations. Queensland is prone to natural disasters and the decision to evacuate away from a hazard is a critical one. Help disaster managers to better plan for evacuations, and help keep the community aware of what might happen if the evacuation need arises. Communities and disaster managers alike are faced with tough choices including: Which communities might require most help to evacuate? Who needs to go first when there is a need to evacuate? How should I get out?

More information and 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.

Mycity in Virtual Reality

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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 only mate that can guess your coordinates.
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EvacuMate is a friendly Facebook messenger bot, built on a platform that changes how we think about managing natural disasters


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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

Community At Risk Assistance & Response (CARAR)

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To combine a range of data sets relating to areas most at risk during a range of natural disasters (flooding, fire, etc), with demographic data on those most at risk within those areas such as the elderly and those with disabilities.

The aim is also to be able to link at risk members of the community with other individuals in their area who may be able to provide assistance/services in the event of an emergency situation.