Map my Library

Supported By: 
Geelong Regional Libraries Corporation (GRLC)

Hack needs to use datasets from multiple Councils in Victorias south west region. A good hack often covers multiples towns states or even countries. Local Government in the Southwest of Victoria have made a concerted effort to release more open data, but the proof of value is ever present. This presents an opportunity to use common Local Government data mashed up with State and other datsets to deliver a regional outcome.


Eligibility Criteria

Must use one or more Geelong Regional Libraries datasets.


Team Name: 


Encounter and photograph our amazing wildlife! Explore and learn about our country! All while contributing to open data, getting exercise and having fun!


We live in a beautiful country; rich with wildlife, parks and landmarks. Unfortunately, very few of us are aware of what can be found around us. This year for Govhack 2016, team YAMM have been working on something that we believe will give people a way to truly connect with their surroundings.

Helping Hand

Team Name: 
Teamy McTeamface

Crowdfunding and crowdsourcing are proving to be great ways to utilize the economy of scale to affect change – be that local, state or federal government, charity organisations or the lives of individuals. Everybody can make a change for good, but some don’t know how. This is where Helping Hand comes in; utilising the idea of crowdsourcing, data analytics and big data visualisation to understand what charities, causes and community challenges need assistance and where volunteering resources can be best spent.

Find My Toilet

Team Name: 
Hackstreet Boys

An app allowing users to find their closest public amenity (toilets, shower, drinking water), provide feedback rating of the facility and inform the body responsible for the amenity if maintenance is required. By recording the location of users when they indicate they need a facility and providing access to this new dataset to councils and town planners via both an API and a heatmap, it is easy for them to visualise where new amenities are most needed.