Yours Outdoors

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Project Description


We have developed Yours Outdoors, an App designed to find the best park and outdoor facilities for you and your friends.


Data Story


For the development of this App, we used data from the Australian Government datasets webpage – data.gov.au‘Park Facilities and Asset Locations’, which was the starting point to generate data to be incorporated with Google search engine results based on current location or suburb and/or postcode for all locations. Following that, “live” data from the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) was incorporated into the product and returned timely updates on weather conditions. The search was then completed using filtered data from the ‘Park Facilities and Asset Locations’ dataset, based on user preference for the type of facilities needed. The result was then incorporated once more into Google to generate navigation, with an additional option to send the location to a friend. The App also incorporated additional options for Social Media interface (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter), a rating system to allow users to share their experience, and the possibility to report on maintenance issues and/or services that may be required.

Our developed App has the capacity to be expanded and used in other regional areas of Australia. It also has a user-friendly interface that could easily be linked to an already fully functional TransLink Transport website (e.g. Gold Coast) available for both, Android and Apple users. Further improvements and applications can be the use for water resource planning and management, Indigenous Languages and ultimately, the collection of data for Government and private agencies.


Evidence of Work

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Team DataSets

SoE2017: Cultural heritage places

Description of Use: Data used to establish a possible improvement to the product (App) in regards to Indigenous Languages.

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Sunshine Coast Council - Facilities and Structures

Description of Use: Data was used to generate search options to be used in the development and construction of the product (App).

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Park Facilities and Assets locations

Description of Use: Using existing data to establish the viability of use for the proposed App.

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Challenges

Water – From source to tap.

Region: Australia

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Getting around on the Gold Coast

Region: Queensland

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Public Transport for the Future

Region: International

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Increased participation in Plastic Free July

Region: International

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Spatial Information

Region: Queensland

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Highlighting the regional living advantages over metropolitan capitals.

Region: Queensland

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Optimise energy and water resource planning

Region: International

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The best use of Gold Coast Data

Region: Queensland

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Innovative ways to be efficient with water

Region: Australia

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Indigenous Languages

Region: Queensland

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