Vic Map Features of Interest

Supported By: 
Victorian Government - Dept. Land, Environment, Water and Planning

A prize for the best reuse of the 'Features of Interest' dataset (e.g. to families, community groups etc). Can you help people locate facilities around them? DELWP provides a dynamic database of features and sub features such as education centres, community venues, care & emergency facilities.


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.

Highway to the Dangerzone

Team Name: 
Four Planners and a Panda


Highway to the Danger zone is an interactive planning tool intended to help policy makers with identifying future trends for population, employment and travel demand growth and planning future development. In particularly the tool utilises Geelong City Council planning population forecasts and compares sub-region employment with labour force. Furthermore, public transport accessibility is shown for each small area. 

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.

Parks Finder

Team Name: 
Team Red

Parks Finder is an app to make Victorian Parks more accessible to Victorians. It uses map data from Parks Vic, transport data from PTV, and Google's Machine Vision API.



Park Finder lists walking trails throughout Victoria. It uses the PTV transport API to fetch nearest buses to the trails. It uses the Google Machine Vision API to detect landmarks and fauna in photos users upload while on the trail. The data includes certain fauna found on the trail (eg seals, bandicoots, etc).


As a bit of gamification, the app awards points based on:

Going Out Today?

<a href="">Designed by Freepik</a>
Team Name: 
RAD Witches

The aim of this project is to provide an app that will allow people to plan a day outside. 

This app will provide people with the following information:

Weather (including advice for what to wear / need of umbrella, UV index etc)
Location of parks and walking trails
Location of public toilets

Some data will be sourced from existing databases, while others will be crowdsourced. For some data we may use a combination of both methods. 


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.