Journey Plannning

Supported By: 
Victorian Government: VicRoads and PTV

Help me to discover travel options that suit my needs - choice before travelling. VicRoads and PTV are committed to improving travel conditions for Victorians and providing safe and reliable journeys, this includes enabling travel choice that integrate all modes and options. This should include consideration of: factors will impact selected travel choice (knowing what could influence my plans whilst travelling); choice of mode; choice of route ( e.g.: scenic routes, environmentally friendly route, less crash-prone route, fastest route etc.); costs associated with travel; integrated travel mode (e.g. car and train); shared transport (e.g. car pooling, uber etc).

 

Eligibility Criteria

Nominate the Theme in the entry is competing in. Use at least two data sets (at least one must be Victoria government data with a strong preference for multipliable Victorian government datasets from different departments and agencies.) Other openly licensed data may be used.

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. 

3D Printed tactile map of Melbourne CBD tram stops for visually-impaired commuters.

Team Name: 
Petrified Data

A tactile map for blind and visually impaired travellers. This map shows the Melbourne CBD, with tram stops overlaid from PTV's data. Tram stops are spikes that protrude above the level of the surrounding buildings to make them easier to feel. The map has a notch on the north-east corner to help orient it correctly.

Campsites Tonight

Team Name: 
War Tapir

Campsites Tonight is a convenient tool that allows Campers of Victoria a quick and easy way to find and book available campsites near them. 

Using the geo location of the user Campsites Tonight pulls the data of Vic Parks Campsites to find Available Campsites and sort them by distance. 

The booking portal is an easy 3 step process that provides an at-a-glance over view of the features of the Campsite, payment processing and booking confirmation. 

futureNow

Team Name: 
Level One

futureNow is a web application that predicts the volume of people using different modes of transport for specific locations (i.e: train stations). Predictions on train patronage and traffic volume are based on weather indicators and time variables (day of the week, month etc.)