Best Use of Ballarat Data

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City of Ballarat

It is important to identify the relative location of services and facilities used by residents (such as kindergarten, child care, school, work, playgroup, sport & recreation, GP / health practitioners, shopping) with respect to where they live. That is, are members of our community accessing services in their local neighbourhood? If not, are there patterns of travel? This will help to identify how services and facilities are being used now and where they need to be located in the future.

Information that may come in handy:

Data – City of Ballarat data is hosted on www.data.gov.au, with state government information at www.data.vic.gov.au. The ABS also publish information at www.abs.gov.au.

Judging for this challenge will be on the concept of your hack. This challenge is not just limited to applications but could include visualisations, or any tool you may think of – we will leave that one to you. 

 

Eligibility Criteria

Data – City of Ballarat data is hosted on www.data.gov.au, with state government information at www.data.vic.gov.au. The ABS also publish information at www.abs.gov.au.

Local Hero

Team Name: 
Web Civics

It's hard to find stuff in Regional Australia, and whilst the data exists in an array of places, spaces and minds; an opportunity exists to help make this information more accessible. 

factr

Ballarat Hackerspace
Team Name: 
bHack Gamma

Factr is designed to provide amusing, but also surprisingly insightful statements by combining huge amounts of disparate location data. We've combined 13 local government data sets as a starting point for this, but have also developed a tool that allows us to rapidly add additional datasets (of different structures) without requiring lengthy manual processing. 

BallaratGO

BallaratGO
Team Name: 
Smitty Bacall and the Bacall Gang

BallaratGO is a AR game that encourages discovery over distances within Ballarat.

The further you go, the higher the reward.

Hopefully with our killer algorithms we'll be able to take you somewhere no one usually goes.