GoGoViz

Project Info

Project Description


When visualisations are removed from the real world, for example when shared on FaceBook or Linked in, there's danger that they become an amusement, sometimes trivialising what could be serious and impactful content.

In other cases information is simply hard to find when and where you need it.

GoGoViz addresses both these issue by using AR and GeoLocation technology to situate information and visualisations in the real world.

There are several examples included in the video such as finding heritage locations visually and translating information about them in to one of over fifty languages available.

The application also provides a unique way to enable story-telling by letting users to create, and share their their own visualisations which can then be viewed and interacted with by other users.


Status

Pretty much everything in the video is real and working on the device... although with plenty of hacks and bandages. Please don't judge the code quality :)

Front end includes working: AR, GeoLocation, Maps and Translation.

Back end includes working REST API for querying data and adding user data like comments and observations.

A Note on Git Repos

Note two git repos one for backend, one for frontend. Front-end is linked in the URL but both given here:

https://bitbucket.org/jnamobile/govhack-frontend/
https://bitbucket.org/jnamobile/govhack-backend/

Tech Used

Groovy, Grails, Gradle, Docker, Unity, ARCore, MapBox, Yandex


Data Story


Several example applications provide users access to information using location and visual markers. When combined with the translation feature this provides a powerful story about how data can support Australia's multi-cultural society.

In create mode GoGoViz doesn't just tell a story it allows users to create and share their own stories! Watch the video to find out more!

There are a number of data sources used in GoGoViz. The Backend exposes REST APIs for searching the National BOM observation data and VIC Free WIFI Point data. The FrontEnd directly access Ballarat Council data like BBQ data. Other data sets have excerpts embedded in the front end but are not exposed via backend, examples include Interest and Engagement with Science dataset and Central Highlands Art Atlas.

A full set of datasets with links, etc, is available in the GovHack portal.


Evidence of Work

Video

Team DataSets

National Drugs Strategy Household Survey

Description of Use: The data source can be leveraged by users of the GoGoViz platform to create their own visualisations and share their own thoughts and stories.

Data Set

Australians' Interest and Engagement with Science

Description of Use: One of the "many" data sets that drive GoGoViz's ability to create and share contextualised data visualisations.

Data Set

VicFreeWiFi Access Point locations

Description of Use: To support GoGoViz users with finding a affordable and fast way to access the internet in order to access the rich visualisations possible on the platform.

Data Set

Popular Baby Names 2017

Description of Use: To support GoGoViz visualisations that are a little more on the fun side.

Data Set

Rainfall and temperature forecast and observations - verification 2016-05 to 2017-04

Description of Use: Use to show photographs such as property locations or historic photograph with weather overlaid based on real observed data.

Data Set

Ballarat BBQ's

Description of Use: Used to allow community members to find barbeques!

Data Set

Central Highlands Arts Atlas

Description of Use: Details on various art/heritage locations in Ballarat.

Data Set

Victorian War Heritage Inventory

Description of Use: Used for war heritage data provided to AR visualiser.

Data Set

Challenges

Victorian Multicultural Atlas

Region: Victoria

Challenge

Telling Stories with Data(.Vic)

Region: Victoria

Challenge

Australians' stories

Region: Australia

Challenge

Ballarat Open Innovation Challenge

Region: Victoria

Challenge

Bounty: Making open data more open.

Region: Australia

Challenge

Working Together

Region: Australia

Challenge

Work Life Made Easy

Region: Australia

Challenge
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