Bad News is Good News

Project Info

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Team Members


Felix , Michael Sheehy

Project Description


The City of Fremantle, like many communities around the globe, must consider the possible impacts of a 2-3 degree temperature rise on livelihoods and infrastructure. Through increased awareness of the reality of natural disasters and other phenomena, we can leverage knowledge of past and present 'bad news' to better prepare ourselves for the future.

Imagine opening your smartphone to find out what bad news you can expect to affect your life now and into the future. Bad News is Good News presents a map-based approach to understanding risk factors surrounding natural disasters and other predictable phenomena. With usage ranging from first homebuyers, families and urban planning.


#informed decision making #risk management #making a change #acting not reacting

Data Story


There are many scenarios in today's world where natural disasters including flooding, bushfires, cyclones and earthquakes seemingly take us by surprise. With rising temperatures around the globe, the severity of these events is anticipated to increase significantly, and it is important to understand the impact this will have on populations around the globe.

Bad News is Good News uses government data to provide information including predicted flooding, bushfire and earthquake risks.

Sources:
- Images:
- https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:SARS-CoV-2_without_background.png
- https://creator.nightcafe.studio/my-creations
- Audio: https://audiotrimmer.com/royalty-free-music/
- Fonts: https://mozilla.github.io/Fira/
- Software: QGIS & Powerpoint
- Data Sources:
- The National Map = https://nationalmap.gov.au/
- Public Transport = https://www.data.act.gov.au/browse?q=Daily+Public+Transport+Passenger+Journeys+By+Service
- Infrastructure (like bridges) = https://publicmaps.fremantle.wa.gov.au/commservices/
- CSIRO = https://www.asris.csiro.au/arcgis/rest/services/abares/fire_in_australias_forests_2011_2016/MapServer
- City Councils = https://services2.arcgis.com/dEKgZETqwmDAh1rP/arcgis/rest/services/Flood_Awareness_Flood_Risk_Overall/FeatureServer/0
- State Flood Data = https://services.slip.wa.gov.au/public/services/SLIP_Public_Services/Water/MapServer/WMSServer?service=WMS&version=1.3.0&request=GetCapabilities
- GeoScience Australia = http://services.ga.gov.au/gis/rest/services/Earthquake_Hazard_WM/MapServer
- The Census = https://explore.data.abs.gov.au/vis?tm=population%20density&pg=0&df[ds]=DATA_BY_REGION_TOPICS&df[id]=ABS_REGIONAL_ASGS2016&df[ag]=ABS&df[vs]=1.2.0&pd=2020%2C&dq=..507%2B506%2B505%2B504%2B503.A&ly[rw]=MEASURE&ly[cl]=ASGS_2016


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Team DataSets

Mobile Black Spot Database (Australia)

Description of Use Mobile blackspots are a risk factor to be considered when evaluating the severity of potential future disaster scenarios, for example floods, bushfires and earthquakes.

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Fire in Australia's Forests (Number of fires 2011-12 to 2015-16)

Description of Use Bushfires are a significant risk factor for livelihoods and infrastructure which is anticipated to increase in severity as a result of global warming.

Data Set

Flood — Awareness — Flood Risk Overall (Brisbane)

Description of Use Flooding is a significant risk factor regarding infrastructure and livelihoods, and one which is predicted to increase in severity as a result of global warming. Historical and predicted flooding areas can provide an insight into the flood related risks in particular locations.

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FPM Floodplain Area (DWER-020) (WA Region)

Description of Use Flooding is a significant risk factor regarding infrastructure and livelihoods, and one which is predicted to increase in severity as a result of global warming. Historical and predicted flooding areas can provide an insight into the flood related risks in particular locations.

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Earthquake Hazard (Australia)

Description of Use Earthquake Hazard data represents a risk factor with regard to livelihoods and infrastructure.

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Challenge Entries

What does a 2-3 degree temperature increase mean for risk and resilience in Fremantle?

How can we use open data help us to understand and plan for the impacts of climate change in Fremantle?

Eligibility: Must use at least one open dataset.

Go to Challenge | 1 team has entered this challenge.

Best Creative Use of Data in Response to ESG (AU)

How can you showcase data in a creative manner to respond to ESG challenges? How can we present and visualise data to stimulate conversation and promote change?

Eligibility: Must use a least one Australian relevant dataset - combining datasets preferred.

Go to Challenge | 31 teams have entered this challenge.

The 2021 Australian Census

How might we link the 2021 Census data with open data to highlight or solve a challenge Australians are facing

Eligibility: Teams are encouraged to use datasets from a variety of sources, but at least one must be drawn from the ABS Census 2021.

Go to Challenge | 24 teams have entered this challenge.