Best Use of Ballarat Data

Supported By: 
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.

WhereToNext

ware-2-next
Team Name: 
SoftWare-2-SomeWhere

 

Journey Planner

  1. Home to Work / Appointment / Leisure

    Imagine you are an elderely or disabled resident who needs to plan a how to get from home to an appointment, e.g. a Podiatry appointment. You might be someone who uses an battery powered scooter.

     

  2. Tourist Heritage Walk

    Imagine you are a tourist who has just arrived in Ballarat, and you need to plan your own walk around town, Your special interest is Heritage. Using WhereToNext you can create a personalised map to show you where to go, and what to look at on the way.

Go Park Yourself

Visualisation displaying CCTV, lighting and traffic infringement hotspots over Ballarat's parking areas
Team Name: 
One Big Mess

Bringing together multiple local data source to improve the experience of finding suitable parking for Ballarat residents and visitors in the form of an app.

The app will provide information about: