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.

 

Features

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:

- Actually visting the park

- Photographing certain fauna

- Photographing recognised landmarks in the park

 

App download link (will be available shortly, pending app store review): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rockgecko.parkfinder

 

Youtube: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j19ApeAwoUI]

Region: 
Used Datasets: 
Dataset Name: 
Great Trails Victoria - all
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Parks Victoria
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Victorian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
- The following Great Trails Victoria trail KML files were used: - - EAST GIPPSLAND RAIL TRAIL - - GREAT SOUTH WEST WALK - - MT BULLER BIKE PARK - - FORREST MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS - - GREAT VICTORIAN RAIL TRAIL - - MURRAY TO MOUNTAINS RAIL TRAIL - - GIPPSLAND PLAINS RAIL TRAIL - - GREAT WALHALLA ALPINE TRAIL - - SURF COAST WALK - - GOLDFIELDS TRACK - - LILYDALE TO WARBURTON RAIL TRAI - - WILSONS PROMONTORY SOUTHERN CIR - - GREAT OCEAN WALK - - MORNINGTON PENINSULA WALK - - YOU YANGS MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK The KML files were presented in a list, sorted by the user's distance from them. The user can select a KML to plot the walking trails and features on a map.
Dataset Name: 
Wilson Promontory Marine National Park - Multimedia (GovHack 2016)
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Parks Victoria
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Victorian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Images of fauna found in Wilsons Promontory were used to test the machine vision functionality
Dataset Name: 
PTV Timetable API
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
PTV
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Victorian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Find bus stops and departure times along walking trails.
Event Location: 
Melbourne