Best Use of Tasmanian Local Council Open Data

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Best Use of Tasmanian Local Council Open Data

The best project that uses Tasmanian local council data sets as part of its composition. The project that wins this category will likely be one with a local focus, that uses local data sets predominantly, but a more broad project that still uses local council data effectively would also be a contender.


Eligibility Criteria

Must use at least one Tasmanian Local Government open datasets.


Team Name: 
Bin There

BinThere is an iOS application designed to help members of the public find their nearest public bin and is designed to help both members of the general public and council organisations.


Team Name: 
Team Obscurity

Concept: To provide an improvement on the current rainfall map, provided by BOM, that is an easily interpreted visual representation of not only rainfall, but also the impact of the rainfall on the landscape, the potential of flooding and highlight any immediate threats to:


> Roads and bridges

> Walkways

> Businesses

> Residential areas

The system will not only display present coverage, but also utulising predictive modelling, will give an approximate indication of future coverage, and alert residents and businesses to any immediate or future threat or impedance.

Team Name: 
My Map of Tasmania

What have we here?

This is a simple, fast, lightweight mapping system. It harvests available datasets from Tasmanian State and Local Government authorities and provides basic viewing and information retrieval.

Whose data?

The map supports GeoServer WMS/WFS and ESRI REST services. If you have one and want to get it in here, get in touch. Currently the map supports data from the following sources:

Team Name: 
Peter Marko

A mobile app to consume councils parking bays geojson and to provide simple mobile payment for parking bay within the time limit set by the council. Not eliminating the existing parking meters solution, nor jobs of the inspectors but extending it on top of it - giving the councils, like Launceston city, a potential to offer additional payment options without the need of upgrading existing parking meters for credit card payments.


Team Name: 
The Conductors

Skoolbus is an app which connects parents with school bus routes.    As lifestyles become busier parents are time poor and looking for ways to save time especially where organisation of children is concerned.    Skoolbus uses Twitter to let you know when the school bus is about to arrive so your children never end up in the Principal's office. 

Skoolbus also uses the weather forecast to suggest afterschool activities in your local area.   You can also opt-in to find Skoolbus bus share arrangement with other local parents.