Different Australia

Team Name: 

According to Trousit Australia web site's report, oversea vistors especially asian vistor always visiting popular area in Sydney and Melbourne and less of them will visit and stay in the regional area.

We build a app to hightligh the regional country area which can be reach easily by public transport and their local ABC story and show vistor to how to get there by public transport.

The area description has both English and Chinese version.

We will use transport real time data set and Google Map API to show user how to get there by public transport.\



Basic sourcing was from the ABC RSS feeds which are the source of the
published competition data ABC Local News Stories 2008-2014. The RSS feeds
allow current content to also be included.

*Only Happy News?*

We used IBM Watson (Alchemy) APIs to filter live RSS regional Radio news
content for inclusion based upon tonal criteria, minimizing articles which
tested high for Anger, Fear, Disgust, and Sadness, and including only those
items showing a threshold level of Joy.

Setting the Watson filter criteria in NodeRED involved determining the
threshold which best approximated human inclusion choices.

This had important impact in the types of news included see below…

Reject Example 1

*Splendour in the Grass festival *goers wait up to three hours for buses


Thousands of festival goers are angry and exhausted after the wait for
buses away from the Splendour in the Grass site hit more than three hours
last night.

Reject Example 2

*Couple playing Pokemon Go *held at gunpoint at Tahmoor skate park


Two men armed with a rifle attempted to rob a couple playing the popular
Pokemon Go app in south-west Sydney, NSW Police say.

Reject Example 3

*Joey Bada$$: US rapper* charged with punching *Falls Festival* security


US rapper Joey Bada$$ is charged with assault after allegedly breaking a
security guard's nose at the Falls Festival near Byron Bay.


  1. Ionic framework for rapid UI development for mobile platoforms
  2. Angular as the javascript framework

API Endpoints consumed

  1. ABC news
  2. Transport realtime timetable data
  3. http://www.visitnsw.com/
  4. Google MAP API



Video Upload: 
Used Datasets: 
Dataset Name: 
ABC Local Online Photo Stories 2009-2014
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Firstly, divide the dataset to two groups: North coast and South coast. Secondly, filter the data in each group based on emotion index using IBM cloud technology and then only return "happy" news to user.
Dataset Name: 
Public Transport - Timetables - For Realtime
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
NSW Transportation
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Create a application "trip" to get the data in "https://opendata.transport.nsw.gov.au" API. Due to the data too large to run the script in local browser, we change to use Google MAI to get real time transportation.
Dataset Name: 
Precis forecast – New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Bureau of Meteorology
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Download and open the data and then find out the location's weather forecast in next day, and then copy the information to a JSON file. The App will retrieve weather information from the JSON file.
Dataset Name: 
Tourist images
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Destination NSW
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Get the url of the image and then use it in the app.
Event Location: 
Sydney Official