Geoffrey, Your Friendly Property Safety Adviser ChatBot
So…you have decided to buy a house!
What a great idea
So you think you know what risks are involved? That’s where you are wrong!
What about all the potential disasters you can’t foresee?….well now you can, with Geoffrey your friendly property safety advisor!
He’s the friendly no-fuss bot that can do all the hardwork for you!
He searches through huge amounts of data to see if the house you are looking at is at risk from:
flash flooding or rising sea levels - from climate change
Did you know a landslip zone can stop you from being able to rebuild your house?
He can even know if you are at risk of bushfire! But don’t worry
Geoffrey is here to help and guide you in choosing the right property to suit you…
Geoffrey is a ChatBot, Chrome extension that queries 9 data sets to provide helpful insights about properties a customer is looking at.
The ChatBot gets out of the customers way until it notices they are looking at a property that may cause headaches if they were to purchase it.
Some of technologies we leveraged:
- Microsoft's natural language understanding platform - This let's us interpret what users are asking the bot
- Microsoft's QnA Maker - Question and Answer knowledge base system
- Microsoft's Bot Framework - Gateway for bot messaging
- Azure Functions - Hosting our service that calls dataset apis and normalises the responses.
We query 9 spatial data sets on 'The List', a portal for state data.
The datasets we chose to use, provide information that would be useful to know during the process of buying a house.
Tasmanian Heritage Register - If a property is heritage listed there are restrictions on what modifications can be made.
Coastal Inundation Mapping - Is the property at risk of flooding in a storm or high tide?
Coastal Projected Sea Level Rise - Is the property going to be effected by rising sea levels?
LIST Easements - Are there any easements on the property?
Bushfire Interface Areas - Is the property at risk of bush fire damage?
Tas Water Dam/Reservoir Flood Inundation Summary - Is the property at risk of being damaged by a flood from a dam or reservoir
Landslide Planning Report - Is the property on a known landslip area?
Cadastral Parcels - We used this dataset to determine the bounds of properties
Coastal Erosion Component - Is the property at risk of damage from erosion?
Evidence of Work
Tasmanian Heritage Register
Description of Use: Used to identify if a building is heritage listed, which could make it difficult to renovate or make changes to the property
Coastal Inundation Mapping
Description of Use: Used to determine if a building is in a flood prone area
Coastal Projected Sea Level Rise
Description of Use: We used this data to determine if a property is in an area effected by rising sea levels
Description of Use: We used this data to advise customers if a property they are looking at has any easements on it.
Bushfire Interface Areas
Description of Use: We used this information to advise customers if the property they are looking at is at risk of a bush fire
Tas Water Dam/Reservoir Flood Inundation Summary
Description of Use: A potential buyer of a property may like to know if the property is likely to be damaged by flooding reservoirs.
Landslide Planning Report
Description of Use: A buyer of a property should know if the property is in a landslip area as this could make it difficult or impossible to construct on the land. A landslide could cause damage to the property which could be very expensive.
Description of Use: We used this data to determine the bounds of a property
Coastal Erosion Component
Description of Use: We used this data to advise a customer if the property they are looking at is in an area at risk of erosion
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