Create a Cutting Edge Concept - The Science Sandpit!

Supported By: 
The Queensland Government on behalf of Science Division, Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation

The best cutting edge concept that reuses Environmental and Natural Resources Sciences data to improve Government Service Delivery through one or more of the following: (A) Information Discoverability and Delivery (visualisation, education and promotion) (B) Community Disaster/Risk Awareness (preparedness and response) (C) Community and Stakeholder Engagement (communication, interaction, multicultural and special needs).

More information and selected datasets are available from


Eligibility Criteria

You must use at least one of the data sets provided for this challenge hosted on, but you are free to use data from the official GovHack list or any other data sets as long as their licensing terms permit.

Note that most of the Science data sets are tagged with “Govhack 2016” or “science”.

Mycity in Virtual Reality

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Team Gold Coast

My City in Virtual Reality

Why do we need Virtual Reality?

Virtual Reality is becoming popular day by day. Using this technology, users can feel the virtual experience of the places. The Gold Coast is hosting the Commonwealth 2018 Games. The Gold Coast is going to attract more visitors from all over the world for this event.

How does the Virtual Reality app work?

Bringing Data to the Table

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This project is about putting data in the every day objects we interact with so the public can learn and discover about their community without having to look for it. We have focused on furniture for a school setting that displays data about sociology and wildlife to encourage children to observe their daily surroundings and notice the things that are around them.



Ocean Fence

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Geofence for use when traversing the ocean, specifically the Great Barrier Reef. This is to help researchers, recreational fisherman and tourists to navigate legally around the reef.

Snap Ranger

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Empower Rangers

Why not provide extra help to our rangers?

The SNAP RANGER app aims to engage the local community with the Gold Coast wildlife.