CoolWalk Sydney

Project Info

Project Description


Our project is an interactive app that will help you navigate the city of Sydney. It uses heat vulnerability, vegetation coverage and location data to plan a route throughout the city based on your preferences. These preferences would include whether you want the fastest or coolest route, desired shade coverage and your final destination. The app also includes different food venues such as restaurants and cafes as well as different attractions that you can select.


Data Story


The initial data we found for our project was heat vulnerability index and vegetation coverage. This data was overlayed in ArcGIS to show a visualisation of the cool and hotspots in Sydney. We then scraped data off of Tripadvisor for attractions and food places in Sydney and filtered through this data in excel. This data was then used to create location pin drops on a map with some brief info on places and a hyperlink for the Tripadvisor page.


Evidence of Work

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Team DataSets

NSW Urban Heat Island to Modified Mesh Block 2016

Description of Use: This data was used to create a map of the different temperature ranges across Sydney.

Data Set

NSW Heat Vulnerability Index to ABS Statistical Area Level 1 2016

Description of Use: This data was used to create a map showing the different heat spots around Sydney.

Data Set

Greater Sydney Region Urban Vegetation Cover to Modified Mesh Block 2016

Description of Use: This data was used to generate a map showing the different areas of vegetation coverage percentage.

Data Set

Challenges

🌟 What's the coolest way to travel across the city?

Region: New South Wales

Challenge

Thrive or survive: how can we adapt for the future?

Region: Australia

Challenge

Getting around on the Gold Coast

Region: Queensland

Challenge

🌟 Improving the customer experience of government services

Region: New South Wales

Challenge

Public Transport for the Future

Region: International

Challenge

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