I want to go to there

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Project Description


Imagine you want to go out for a picnic, fly a drone or train for state of origin. Is it a good day? Where should you go and how should you get there? Will there be trees there?

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This online map covers many areas of Australia and combines many data sources you won't just find on Google or Bing Maps. Data includes air quality, current bushfires, weather current and historical, vegetation cover, heat island detection.
Combining this data into a single user interface required writing APIs change multiple data sources into common open formats that could be used in a webbrowser and did not take too long to load.

Credits:

Air particulate levels good/bad based on https://www.qld.gov.au/environment/pollution/monitoring/air/air-monitoring/air-quality-index but some datasets are used with current levels rather than 24 hour averages.

All emojis designed by OpenMoji ā€“ the open-source emoji and icon project. License: CC BY-SA 4.0 https://github.com/hfg-gmuend/openmoji

Logo: Robot by Lluisa Iborra from the Noun Project https://thenounproject.com/search/?q=transformer&i=1182439


Data Story


Mashes up weather, air quality and bushfire incident data from many sources to provide a useful map of locations for outdoor activity.
The spatial data came in differing formats/column names and sometimes was too large to display. API proxies were created to convert each piece of data into a common format for display on the map.

Some of the conclusions drawn were that there are many areas that are consistently too hot and have little vegetation. Also during QLD bushfires, air quality can be very low making outdoor activities hard.


Evidence of Work

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Team DataSets

Bureau of Meteorology Weather Observation Website

Description of Use: Get current weather conditions from official Bureau of Meteorology and crowdsourced weather stations via the Bureau of Meteorology Weather Observation Website API

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NSW Urban Vegetation Cover to Modified Mesh Block 2016

Description of Use: used Urban Vegetation Cover to identify large areas with vegetation that could be good for outdoor activities, including if there is mostly trees or grass

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NSW Urban Heat Island to Modified Mesh Block 2016

Description of Use: Used Urban heat islands to identify hot areas and ensure that recommended grassy areas from vegetiation layer aren't also hot

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City of Darwin PM2 5 IoT

Description of Use: provides the air quality data for darwin

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City of Darwin PM10 IoT

Description of Use: provides the air quality data for darwin

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Switching on Darwin: Low Bandwidth Sensors

Description of Use: Provides the spatial component for air sensor data in Darwin

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City of Darwin Parks and Facilities

Description of Use: Use park areas to enhance map of open spaces in Darwin

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Queensland Government Air Quality Monitoring - Live data feed

Description of Use: Provides air quality data for good/bad symbols on map

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Liverpool Smart Pedestrian project

Description of Use: Provides air quality data for good/bad symbols on map

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Luftdaten Crowdsourced Air Quality

Description of Use: Provides air quality data for good/bad symbols on map

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NSW Rural Fire Service Current Incidents Feed

Description of Use: Shows flame symbols to explain bad air quality and potential dangers on map

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Sentinel - Bushfire hotspots

Description of Use: Shows flame symbols to explain bad air quality and potential dangers on map

Data Set

Challenges

šŸŒŸ Community open data weather monitoring and alerts system

Region: Northern Territory

Challenge

Queensland OpenAPI

Region: Australia

Challenge

šŸŒŸ Pedestrian and Air Quality Sensor Data

Region: New South Wales

Challenge

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

Region: New South Wales

Challenge

šŸŒŸ The three Cā€™s of innovation ā€“ combination, collaboration, and chance.

Region: New South Wales

Challenge

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