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Accessible Hobart Revamp using AI and GIS Team 1023 AU - South Australia [Digital] 1 9 Background Hobart is facing congestion problem in the CBD. Micro mobility has the potential to reduce Hobart’s congestion. While active transport is very popular in Hobart, Large numbers of very short car trips tend to congest the streets Leads to increasing demands for parking lanes  Approach 1. Optimal routes to use electric Scooters 2. Use AI to Detect Vehicles on Congested roads using the Traffic Cams 3. Use AI-based systems for traffic Management using the Shortlisted Traffic Cam data Stage 1: Optimal routes to use electric Scooters * For finding the optimal routes we have utilized open datasets: * These datasets helped us in mapping topographic information: *The information varied from bus stops, car parks, open playgrounds, parks, hospitals and schools. *The idea behind this was to detect heavy pedestrian presence in the city. Optimal Routes for using Electric Scooter * The choice of optimal routes is based on Heuristics. * In our proposal, we suggested that scooters should be operated on parallel streets of the pedestrian congested street. Stage 2: Use AI to Detect Vehicles on Congested roads using the Traffic Cams Stage 3: Use AI-based systems for traffic Management using the Shortlisted Traffic Cam data #gis #arcgis #trafficcams #vehicledetection #hobart #ai
AccessMap AccessMap NZ - New Zealand - Auckland [Digital] 2 4 According to the 2013 New Zealand Disability Survey, approximately 880,000 New Zealanders live with physical impairments, which is 64 percent of the wider disabled population of 1.1 million. In line with other developed nations, NZ also expects to see an increase in their already aging population, or those who are over the age of 65. This emphasises the need for solutions that will help a large proportion of our current and future population to access everyday places in NZ and participate fully in all aspects of society as part of the Humans Right Act and the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act. Accessibility is not just about the number of wheelchair ramps and mobility-friendly public toilets, it also about the perception of safety and the physical ability to get around and reach a desired location. AccessMap is an innovative mobile and web-based application that allows all New Zealanders living with a disability to get around and explore NZ safely and easily. Rather than having to think three steps ahead before any outing, New Zealanders living with a disability can now pull out AccessMap on their preferred device, choose a specific location in NZ they want to get to, and select the types of facilities they may need to access and consider before they leave their homes. Through AccessMap, users will now be able to access a range of datasets from the government, Auckland Transport, and Google Maps to name a few, that can be personalised to their needs in regard to accessibility. We believe that AccessMap has huge potential and could be the starting point to an all inclusive and accessible NZ. Through our prototype of AccessMap, we also hope to encourage the NZ government and private companies to create and publish more relevant datasets that address accessibility. We are passionate about accessibility and wanted to address it at GovHack this year. However, after looking through the list of open government datasets on Friday evening, we realised that there were virtually no datasets that directly addressed barriers to accessibility. We also discovered that there was a discrepancy between sources like Auckland Transport and Google Maps in regard to the number of accessible facilities in a specific area. This motivated us to utilise valuable information from a range of government and public sources in order to create our own datasets and populate AccessMap.
Advise Now Help desk warriors AU - Australian Capital Territory [Digital] 1 2 Advise now is an online platform for both the general public and key decision makers. Advise Now uses open data to bring together key NSW school data into visual statistics with a consolidated database for user feedback about where a school should be ideally located, allowing everyone to have a quick and easy way to influence important Government decisions.
Aged Care Re-imagined - Sr.Care Tel-Stars AU - Victoria [Digital] 1 2 Aged Care is a critical focus area post the COVID-19 era. Our elderly has sacrificed their precious lives for us to have a better future. Therefore it's our responsibility to provide better care for their safety. We would like to explore usage of latest technologies to provide a mechanism to better prepare the aged care facilities with automated safety features. With the usage of data, technologies and Industry support, we believe in a potential for a safer future. We would like to demonstrate a concept of using multi-technology & innovations for safer communities. Aged Care is a critical focus area post the COVID-19 era. Our elderly has sacrificed their precious lives for us to have a better future. Therefore it's our responsibility to provide better care for their safety. We would like to explore usage of latest technologies to provide a mechanism to better prepare the aged care facilities with automated safety features. With the usage of data, technologies and Industry support, we believe in a potential for a safer future. We would like to demonstrate a concept of using multi-technology & innovations for safer communities. Our solution "Sr.Care - Aged Care Reimagined" covers the below. Proximity Warning & COVID-19 Hotspots [Data: GEN Aged Care - Aged-Care-Homes-June-2020] Sr.Care@Home [Data: GEN Aged Care - Home-Support-Services-Information-June-2020] Aged Care Worker / Medical Staff Temperature Dashboard COVID-19 Checklist for Aged Care Workers Live Consultation with Experts IOT based Thermoscan at Aged Care Home ( @Infosys solution external shall be reused Dashboard for Family / GP Source and work folder for team. Credits GEN Aged Care Resources #aged-care
A-GEN Insights A-GEN AU - Tasmania - Hobart [Physical] 3 3 Using AIHW GEN data to create risk management solution for COVID-19 in residential aged care. Our web application allows users from government and non-government organisations to get a broad picture of the numbers of aged care patients in regions around Australia. Applying filters allows the user to see which regions are most at risk from COVID (as well as other diseases), allowing governments and NGOs to allocate their resources accordingly. Once a location has been identified as at risk, the user can browse a list of aged care facilities in that location and allocate work with these providers to reduce the risk of the spread of COVID. Our project began with a passion to help aged care residents and an examination of the GEN data source. Finding detailed data on every aged care resident in Australia in 2018-19 sparked the idea to create a portal that provided easy aggregation of this data for the use of policy makers who are struggling to respond pre-emptively to the threat posed by COVID-19. We combined this data set with data from every aged care facility in this country to provide a smooth experience in allowing users to look at both the macro level and the micro level without ever having to leave the app. #filter #risk #aged care #covid
Air5 CoCo AU - Queensland [Digital] 5 The producers of Air5 acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the Lands on which this work was develop on and pay respects to Elders past, present and emerging. Stuck in lock down? Bored with your immediate 5 km? But do you really know your local area as well as you think you do? COVID-19 has changed the way we interact but it doesn't have to take away the fun and excitement of discovering something new! Air5 is an app that lets you explore hidden gems within your immediate 5km radius. Simply type in your home address and it will randomly assign the top 5 Air5 gems for you to explore. After viewing a site, if you like what you see, you can give it a thumbs up and continue exploring. If you don’t like it - give it a thumbs down. You then have the option of adding your own location recommendation within your 5km or moving on to the next site. Air5 is the perfect way to add an element of surprise as you explore your local bubble with those within your home bubble. Stuck in lock down? Bored with your immediate 5 km? But do you really know your local area as well as you think you do? COVID-19 has changed the way we interact but it doesn't have to take away the fun and excitement of discovering something new! Air5 is an app that lets you explore hidden gems within your immediate 5km radius. Simply type in your whereabouts and it will randomly assign the top 5 Air5 gems for you to explore. After viewing a site, if you like what you see, you can give it a thumbs up and continue exploring. If you don’t like it- give it a thumbs down. You then have the option of adding your own location recommendation or moving on to the next site. Air5 is the perfect way to add an element of surprise as you explore your local bubble with those within your home bubble. Air5 collates data from government infrastructure datasets to identify and randomly assign the top 5 Air5 recommendations of free and accessible hidden gems within a 5km radius of users’ home address. By allowing users to rate the sites with a thumbs up or down it also creates useful data for governments interested to see which local sites are popular and which aren't. This then allows governments to identify, analyse and forward plan required infrastructure improvements within local areas. This user voting system also feeds back into the top 5 Air5 recommendations – increasing or decreasing rankings for exploration. Air5 allows us to high five our local hot spots – socially distanced of course.
Animal Welfare Tracker Lonely Knight AU - Victoria [Digital] 1 1 Bringing together citizen science and open agricultural datasets #agriculture #precision farming #citizen science
ARI Red AU - Tasmania - Hobart [Physical] 5 1 Team Members: Niko Bayramzade (Team Captain) Mohamed Rikkas Razeek Cheuk Yan Chow (Stephanie) Problems solving: PANDEMIC AND POST PANDEMIC: NEW WAY OF LIFE PHYSICAL INSPECTION DISTANT INSPECTION PURCHASE ONLINE SAFETY CHALLENGES: 1. Most Outstanding Tasmanian Benefit (GovHack 2020) 2. Most Tasmanian Commercial Benefit (GovHack 2020) 3. Open challenge to benefit the greater Launceston community 4. COVID-19 Economic / Social Recovery 5. Enter Industry assistance during COVID-19 Challenge for Team Red THEME: Beyond COVID19 ways of working and living CITIZEN SCIENCE OPEN SCIENCE Every year thousands of cars are sold in Tasmania. Buyers find it hard to track the mechanical history of the car. Furthermore buyers and sellers need a mechanic as a middle man to confirm the current mechanical status of the car. We are designing an application which would solve these issue. It will let the potential buyers inspect the car visually using augmented reality technology without visiting the seller physically. Each car would have its mechanical history and current mechanical status updated and the buyer can view it with an OTP given by a seller. This application could be used a selling and paying platform. We believe this would be a great idea in eliminating physical inspection during the post covid19 world. The data we used in creating this project was taken from the Australian Bureau of Statistics website. We considered nation wide vehicle sale data, statewide vehicle sale data and sales data by vehicle type into consideration while creating the concept. #transportation #economy #citizen_science augmented_reality
AutoTrace Pinecone NZ - New Zealand [Digital] 5 12 # AutoTrace ## What is this app? AutoTrace is made as an extension to the current NZ COVID tracker app. Due to the manual nature of using the app on public transport, incorporating AutoTrace to the already existing NZ tracing app, would allow for the app to track when you get on and off of public transport. This allows for ease of contact tracing and improves the confidence of everyday transport users, to get the country moving again in an environmentally friendly way. ##How this app works A resident would install the app and enable tracking. When the user enters the geofence of a bus, they are considered on the bus, and the app reports this to our server. This ensures that we know when and where they boarded but also when and where the user leaves the bus geofence. From this, we can find all users who got on the bus at the same time as any other user. If a user then tests positive for COVID, we can find all shared bus users for contact tracing. This can be extended to any form of transport if given tracking data of their vehicles. This implementation is far easier for a user compared to the current solution of entering all the data manually, something that a lot of kiwis will forget to do. The admin side of this app is for contact tracing use only. It allows for admin to enter a user_id and see all contacts and there contact details, along with the routes the infected users travelled allowing for broader contact tracing of people who don’t use the app. # AutoTrace Data Story ## Introduction When researching data about AutoTrace we looked into three main areas; traffic pollution, Aged use of public transport and the pandemics influence on the use of public transport to try to justify the need for this extension to the existing COVID tracing app. Below shows the journey we took to get to where we are now, and how we interpreted the data to enable us to see the need for this product. ### Quick Stats ##### 100% Increase in gold card usage on public transport in the last 10 years ##### 70% Decrease in road traffic during the pandemic ##### 90% Decrease in public transportation use during the pandemic ##### 44% Repondants reasoning as to why they haven't been using public transport during the pandemic | ### Aged Care Data ![Population by Age in NZ]( ![Bus Patronage With SuperGold Card Past 10 Years]( Looking at the above data we could see the need to look out for our elderly population, as they are the most at risk from this virus. By focusing mostly on protecting these vulnerable individuals, we can help ensure safer communities together. This data above demonstrates just how many of the elderly population rely on public transportaion, which in turn shows the very reason why we need to make public transport a safer place. This current deficiency in the COVID tracer app is exemplified here, and we at Pinecone aim to fill this deficiency by creating a solution that puts bus paassenegers at ease, knowing they can safely travel on puiblic transport again. ### Pollution Transit Data ![Emissions Data]( ![Public Transport usage in last year]( Seeing this data helped motivate us to push for a cleaner environment, and to aim to build a solution that can help move society towards this goal. We have linked this idea of a cleaner environment to the use of public transport to build a solution that will encourage the use of public transport, and in turn reduce the pollution being pumped into our atmosphere. ### COVID-19 Data ![Public Transport Patronage During The Pandemic]( ![Survey Response About COVID-19]( ![Impact of COVID-19 on Public Transport]( ![Traffic Count during pandemic]( As we can see above there has been a huge drop in public transport usage because of the COVID-19 pandemic, mainly due to the fear of catching the virus. It is our aim to give the populous peace of mind to use these services, and to reduce the fear by assuring passengers that if there is a new case on the same trip as them, they would be notified by it. We can also see the along with public transport being down during the pandemic, so has most other road traffic, our hopes is that as the country begins to move again, we can incentivise people to use public transport more, rather than their own individual vehicles. If we can achieve this we will be helping to create a cleaner, greener environment. ![Effect of Contact Tracing]( As expected, there was no shortage of COVID-19 data sets avalable to us, but seeing them all tie in closely with public transport was a huge indicator to us that there is a gap here that needs to be filled, if we really want the population to seriously attempt to move to more widespread usage of public transport, we need a way to ease the fear of using it in these uncertain times. Because of this, we did a bit of research into the current contact tracing app and found major gaps, these being that it is not being used in public transprt at all and the frustration of having to manually scan QR codes. A little more digging and we found some data suggesting that contact tracing is an effective tool at suppressing the spread and risk of community transmission (Seen above) ### Summary Based on all of the data we have found above, we saw a need to develop an extension to the existing COVID-19 contact tracing app here in New Zealand, with a focus on automating the process of using it, as well as having a specific interest in public transport, which the current version is sorely lacking. It is our hopes that this extension will be a supplementary way to achieve our other major aims of this project, these being a cleaner, greener evironment, and safer communities for the aged in our population. #public-transport #contact-tracing #caring for the aged in covid times #coronavirus #keep it out #stamp it out #manage it #or recover from it #learn to be green #safer communities together #green #automate #geofencing #transport #recover #uniteagainstcovid #identifying government investment for enhancing community safety #responding to the next regional country or world emergency #safety #pandemic #covid-19
Be Aware and Prepare Codeless AU - Queensland - Sunshine Coast [Digital] 2 4 Codeless has produced a product that provides a solution to the challenge 'Bushfire Ready'. The hack is a bushfire awareness application readily available for the general public to download. The application features a fire hazard map with real time data that alerts users when weather conditions escalate. The map shows the areas that are most at risk of catching fire through the use of slope, vegetation and weather severity data sets. When conditions start getting dangerous, users will be aware and can take the necessary precautions. The map also shows the locations of fire emergency stations and water bodies in the case of emergencies. Wildlife distributions are shown in order to provide animal rescue with significant locations to focus on. This hack will increase bushfire awareness and help to prevent damage to property and the wildlife. # **Datasets Selected** ## 1 – Bushfire Prone Areas This dataset was developed by the CSIRO in conjunction with QFES in order to develop multi-scale site assessments for bushfire risk. It combines: + **Maximum Slope Data** – considers tendency of fire fronts to move down a slope + **Vegetation Hazard Classes** – categorises vegetation based on effectiveness as a fuel source + **Fire Weather Severity** – considers climate and weather conditions that may cause or worsen bushfires ## 2 – Location of Emergency Services This dataset simply logs the vector point locations of emergency service locations. We extracted the specific locations of QFES facilities from this set. ## 3 – Wetland Areas QLD (Water Bodies) Wetland areas shows categorised wetland or water body areas. ## 4 – Generalised Distribution and Densities of QLD Wildlife This map shows relative distributions and densities of QLD wildlife. It is georeferenced to their location, and indicates the type of fauna, by metrics such as species, class and family. # Map Development Methodology 1. Each map was unpacked and imported into ArcMap, which was set-up with a GDA1994 datum and UTM zone 56 projected coordinate system. 2. The raster datasets (all of set 1) where reclassified to 5 tiers, with the following conditions: The Slope Dataset was classified for values of 1-5 where 5 represented the steepest slope (least desirable result) The vegetation hazard class data was classified for values 1-5 where 5 represented the most flammable vegetation classes The fire weather conditions data was classified for values 1-5 where 5 represented the worst conditions 3. Set 2 (Emergency Service Locations) was imported: The data for QFES locations was extracted as its own vector point layer. Euclidean distance tool was then used to determine tiered distance from these locations. Distance data was reclassified into 5 sets, such that 5 represented locations furthest from fire response 4. Set 3 (Wetland Locations) was imported: Vector polygon to raster conversion was performed to align data with other data in the project The data was then reclassified to 2 categories 0 and no data. This follows the logic that the presence of a wetland will eliminate potential for fires, however the lack of a wetland does not positively contribute to fire hazard overall. 5. A raster calculation was performed and reclassified to give 5 colour-coded categories for the largest danger and hazard class. 6. Set 4 (Generalised wildlife locations and density) was imported: Due to extremely high data volumes, data that met the criteria of significant, land-dwelling species was extracted as the most at-risk. The data was converted to raster form, and classified by the two main animal classes remaining – reptile and mammal. #fires #brigade #prevent #alert #aware #awareness #hazard #risks #wildlife #lives #animals #species #danger #dangerous #hack #application #service #services #geographic #geography #mapping #arc map #inform #identify #climate #severity #vegetation #rescue #save #safe #property #properties #damage #control #uni #university #student #students #hackathon #2020 #fire #preparation #prepare #prevention #queensland #bushfires #hazards #nature #water #risk #government #information #emergency #qld #digital #map #weather #australia #community #bushfire #identification
Better health through data Better Health AU - Victoria [Digital] 3 2 Team Name: Better Health Project Name: Better health through data The project will create an app called “Better Heath”. An internet enabled device for patient use in healthcare facilities (e.g. waiting rooms, residential facilities, etc.) will host the Better Health app. Within the application, there will be links to the facility’s services so that patients can learn more about support available and make bookings. On the homepage there will be ad sections used to promote community activities, businesses, and places of interest. The application will also contain links to view local air quality and weather; Asthma sufferers could make sure they have an asthma plan in place. The app uses statistics from recent government data sources to increase public awareness; such as 441 deaths were due to asthma in 2017, it provides helpful information, and positive images to encourage and empower. The app uses a bootstrap website template from W3schools and will have pages to suit community needs such as COVID-19, Aged Care, Asthma, Mental Health and Vulnerable Communities. #aged care #asthma #vulnerable communities #mental health #health #community #covid-19
B-Here The Winning Team AU - Tasmania - Launceston [Physical] 5 1 Tourism is one of the major sources of income for the smallest state of Australia. COVID-19 has hit the local community and small businesses the hardest. B-Here enables people to explore different places in their area. This app is designed to support local businesses and the local community in Tasmania by motivating people to explore new places around them. Users of this app will earn points for exploring and visiting these places. The more they explore, the more points they gain, boosting local tourism and the economy of that area. Local businesses can provide offers to redeem using points such as discounts or free items. By utilizing Tasmanian Heritage data, and user-generated content, B-Here displays points of interest on a map of the users surrounding area, along with a list of challenges. By completing these challenges (for example, take a selfie with a statue in city park), the users will earn B-Here points that will encourage them to support small businesses, providing a boost to the local economy. B-Here is not only an awesome GovHack project, it will become a real app in the coming weeks! Head over to our website ( to find out more! B-Here has used Tasmanian Heritage data to provide a list of interesting places of historical significance. Using this data, we are able to encourage users to explore amazing places all over the state of Tasmania! #covid #map #heritage data #launceston #heritage #tourism #covid-19
Bias Catcher Language Learners AU - South Australia [Digital] 3 5 The language that is used, verbally or in text, strongly influences our thoughts and actions. Certain words or phrases can create and perpetuate biases, unwittingly or deliberately. Biases that constrains or diminishes the worth, value, inclusiveness or potential of other human beings only serves to perpetuate disharmony, violence and a weakened society. Leaders, whether they be politicians, CEO’s, educators, sports coaches, local community group, workplace or family leaders, have a responsibility to be aware of the language that they use when communicating to those that they lead or influence. If we agree with the premise that the language used influences biases aligned to gender, race, sexual orientation or social class, and that such biases have a detrimental and sometimes dire impact on people’s lives and society as a whole, it would be irresponsible of us not to address the issue. We propose that a tool or application which is able to highlight words or phrases that may perpetuate abovementioned biases and proffer bias-free, inclusive alternatives would be very beneficial in raising awareness and changing people’s linguistic habits to be less divisive. If leaders, educators and those within the media were to realise the value and employ such a tool, then the shift to a more bias-free and inclusive language would occur in a more timely manner, leading to enormous social and economic benefits. Benefits would include reduced racial tensions, such as the current Black Lives Matter movement, less stereotypical thinking and biases that only restrict our growth as a Nation and a Global community both economically and personally. Black Lives Matter - We are confident that Bias Catcher could be adapted and utilised to access the Government’s Open Data to highlight information, provide understanding and recommend language that would enable the user to communicate far more effectively and engender a confidence that helps to bridge the current divide. Bias Catcher can be adapted to a range of communication scenarios, and can help facilitate communication in a range of contexts. This can include a reduction in divisive language against different groups of people, improved harmony between different religious groups, better international communication and better cultural sensitivity. We examined public data sources such as Trove, which includes classic tales like Peter Pan; as well as Hansard records, which contain sometimes robust debate from our federal leaders. These were full of examples of divisive word choices. #nlp #word2vec #flask #python #ai
Broadcaster Victory AU - Victoria [Digital] 1 1 Solution: The messenger to send SMS & MMS to notify the emergency Emergency Messages will be sending to the people across a region based on the Geo Locations, assuming government authorities will provide access to the mobile numbers who all are within the geo location. Response will tracked to make sure that people in the community are safe The data can be shared to the authorities to track further details Timeline based location history will be useful for the pandemic kind of situations Further options will be send as SMS for the people those who are struggling during the emergency
Bushfire Alert QLD ENG403 Team 14 AU - Queensland - Sunshine Coast [Digital] 1 4 We have developed an app idea that will help users with monitoring bushfires across Queensland. Our app will have many features that help the average user with developing an evacuation plan which can be catered to there needs. This can include things that they may want to take with them in an evacuation and other steps they will take during an evacuation. Our app also caters a widespread map which will detail all fires across Queensland with details such as the severity of the fire and other information such as weather condition and rate of spread. Our app also has an easy to use function which will allow users to quickly report any new fires once reported our app will send the notification through to the local fire department who will respond promptly to the fire. Accurate data is key to the development of the app. Wind speed and direction will be used to predict where the fire is most likely to migrate, and combined with geographic data to stipulate the safest evacuation route possible. Temperature humidity and rainfall will be used with vegetation data to show possible risk areas where a bush fire can begin. #sunshine coast #qld #bushfire
Bush fires The Digbys AU - Queensland - Sunshine Coast [Digital] 2 5 The challenge selected involves becoming ‘Bushfire Ready’ relating to what can we do to prevent or prepare for bushfires and other extreme weather events on the Sunshine Coast. This is an important, relevant issue due to the social, economical and environmental strain caused by the 2019–2020 Australian bushfire season which devastated large portions of the country. Months of severe drought and record-breaking temperatures leading up to these fires along with an abundance of litter/fuel all combining to make these fires one of the most significant in recorded history. Furthermore, in accordance with climate change forecasts, the frequency and intensity of fires is expected to increase, hence imposing a greater risk on society. Therefore, it is essential that a comprehensive live bushfire propagation model be developed to improve the response time and evacuation procedures of citizens. This project was aimed at enhancing preparation and prevention measures for bushfires in Queensland. This is an important issue due to the social, economical and environmental strain caused by the 2019–2020 Australian bushfires which devastated large portions of the country. Using the data made available during the Govhack 2020 hackathon, the team was able to combine different datasets that could collectively create a useful fire alert system. Essentially, the desired product was created for the purpose of improving the evacuation speed and efficiency of residents by alerting them early and illustrating the bush fire’s forecasted trajectory. This app has been created for members of the public to inform them of recommended fire prevention methods, general information, emergency contact information, and a live fire radar for their given region. To ensure that the members are informed of potential fire hazards that are encroaching on their suburb/location, the website requires their primary phone number to allow an automated text messages which will be sent out when the fire is 25km upwind (1st precautionary alert), 10km upwind (2nd alert), and 2.5km upwind (3rd alert – emergency and immediate evacuation). In addition to the alert system, the website also allows users to engage in the identification of fires which will be registered into the ‘Bushfire incidents’ dataset. This will assist government and local authorities to respond to hazards and will immediately contribute to the bushfire propagation model in QLD Bushfire Ready. We addressed the issue using datasets that are the primary dictators of fire behaviour. These factors include topographical slope, vegetation, bushfire location, and wind speed/direction. We therefore found datasets that contained this type of data and combined them using a Geographical Information System (ArcMap) software. This aimed to produce a primary direction of the bushfire path according to wind and vegetation and was used to create the fire radar for the specific situation. For future reference, it would be advantageous to consider the live traffic datasets and add a tab in the website that contains the optimal evacuation route for the user given their location based on the bushfire location, predicted trajectory, and the current road traffic conditions.
bushfire tracking and analysis eng403 group 15 AU - Queensland - Sunshine Coast [Digital] 2 9 The data analysed was used to understand the current problem with informing the public during bush fires and awareness. Data was also sourced which believed could be used to create a platform at which a live fire tracking and modelling software could be easily accessed by the public. Other information and data already provided will be easily accessed through this app
Calamitigator Hackers @ A'beckett AU - Victoria [Digital] 4 4 Calamitigator, as the name suggests is an interface to mitigate the costs associated with calamities which have become ever so frequent. The approach we take works on 3 fronts: Government or Authorities Citizens Community Using historical trends and real-time data, along with counting for factors such as distribution of emergency services, Calamitigator aims to provide a vulnerability score to regions to assist the government to focus their resources towards high risk areas, ones which are likely to suffer the most. We also aim to provide a simple and user-friendly interface to the citizens to openly share any data they might have through a chatbot interface. We also aim to facilitate the communication between authorities and the public during distress so that a more cohesive and coordinated response can be articulated. It also provides the citizens an opportunity to be aware about the potential risks or hazards that might be coming their way, via a dashboard. The citizens (clients) are divided into volunteers and possible dependents at the time of sign-up Using the prediction algorithms used by leading scientists and the datasets and warnings issued by them (to be implemented at a later stage), we will be providing a probabilistic analysis of the calamities that may be around the corner. Subsequently, we use the client’s location and contact details, which we collect during sign-up, to inform them once any calamity has reached a threshold probability in a radius of 11km (flexible). Once such a message is issued, both the volunteers and dependents receive a prompt to ask for/ provide volunteering services. Those who answer in affirmative are then matched according to their proximity and last known locations and contact numbers are changed, hence empowering and bringing together the community. #community #disaster #bushfire #communication #reporting #management #planning #identification #future-proofing
CareMate Plus61 AU - South Australia [Digital] 5 1 The epidemic has had a huge impact on australia. Depression and other mental health issues have risen and we witnessed a shortage in healthcare staff. The elderly are among this almost effected, yet they are among the most vulnerable. Access to medicine, treatment and othe important services has been a challenge for the elderly; including access to doctors. <br/><br/> Luckily, we have an excellent team with experience in AI, remote dignosis technology, and brings our solution-CareMate. It is a health care app designed for the elder, and integrates funtions like remote diagnosis and medicine/grocery delivery. <br/><br/> We always care. Data was collected respectively in order to deduce why our app is significant during this pandemic. <br/><br/> Yearly age increase of data was analysed, seeing a significant increase in aged people over the past 2 decades. <br/><br/> We analysed the population of all states and the expenditure the government spends on aged care. This went hand in hand signifying that more the population, more expenditure. However with increase in population, the resources at the hospitals for aged people were declining. Looking at the trend of Home/Residential/Transition Care, showed steep increase in Home Care. Also we analysed the user experience in aged care with different symptoms. <br/><br/> For further details: #theelder #health #care #pandemic #delivery #remotediagnosis #covid19
Checkon.Life Team Technocrats NZ - New Zealand - Auckland [Digital] 5 18 To say 2020 has been a challenging year would be an understatement! We’ve seen in our communities that some people are struggling more than others; with about one quarter of kiwis struggling to find government covid information, with a large factor being an excess amount of information. To stay afloat and up to date on what’s happening in your suburb there is a glut of information, “fake news”, and social media sharing. We want to help the 1M+ kiwis struggling to find information during the COVID emergency period, and all the other emergencies life might be throwing at us this year. Everyone needs, and deserves, access to correct information on how to protect themselves and their families. Meet Checkon – the status page for your suburb. At a glance users can easily see the status of core services in health, safety, utilities, and much more. Checkon aggregates data from over 20 trusted sources, ranging across government and private institutions. The data is timestamped and sourced users can have faith in what they are reading – helping combat the misinformation divide in a world where over 50% of kiwis say they don’t have high faith in news media. The major benefit of Checkon comes in the NZ leading level of data aggregation, and in the smart use of machine learning which makes learning about your suburb’s status even more impactful. Checkon utilises machine learning in two ways – the first to prioritise what statistics are more relevant to the reader given the current emergency situation (or lack thereof), and the second is to gauge sentiments (positive/negative/neutral) on leading news stories. This allows us to show users with a bird’s eye view of the media landscape, making staying up to date less overwhelming. When warnings or restrictions are in place Checkon links users directly to the authoritative resources and actions they should take, enabling people to take action in an educated way. This technology allows members of our community to keep their families safe and follow official government guidance. That helps unify our nation’s response to COVID, raising our response ability, and readies us for the next emergency. Our information aggregation quells anxiety, bridges the disinformation gap, and provides an authoritative voice to counter conspiracy theories. makes staying informed accessible and easy. Check it out! Starting GovHack 2020 we proposed a simple question, is national emergency data easily available for regular people? How about information that's calming and reassuring in times of panic, such as does my local supermarket have toilet paper? The answer within our group was a strong no, and we found the same results when surveying members of our community. All national emergency data is spread far and wide across various government organisation websites, most too complicated for average people to understand. There was no quick and easily accessible way to check on the pulse of our nation. We built Checkon to aggregate over 20+ data sources from trusted government agencies and third parties to provide a simple one page live status check of your local area. With Checkon you can see the current COVID-19 alert level, weather warnings, latest earthquakes, power grid outages as well as a variety of other indicators which show the status of your local area. We were able to build this system by integrating with publicly available government and private API’s and from publicly accessible websites. We used a responsible data collection policy of running all data collection processes as background tasks on long timers to not cause unnecessary traffic to our data sources. #webapp #aggregation #dashboards #supermarkets #aotearoa #government #covid19 #data
Circular Fogo System Team 1315 AU - Tasmania - Hobart [Physical] 1 4 The advancement of RO products through marketing
Citizen-In-Touch Tel-Stars AU - Victoria [Digital] 1 2 Australians play a major role in bringing the community together. By enabling the responsible citizens & leaders to be early respondents, supporting the Emergency management systems, the power of human volume will make a positive impact on how we manage Emergency in future. The Citizen in Touch Prototype / concept enables this by embedding technology with available tools from Telstra and publicly available data feeds. Citizenintouch - Bringing Gov and community closer This includes the way we approach emergency notification and communication. The solution envisages a process & technology to support emergency management function. Bringing more people volunteers to be part of emergency event management. Using verification process to ensure and improve reliability of information. Provide citizens with encouragements, even virtual such as one we coined as AussieMerits or other government supported ways. The Leader plays a role and the technology supports in wider reach of community communication. The wider people can make use of this technology to be better informed and helping in faster decision on the steps in terms of an emergency. Key Usecases Citizen Police - observer their locality & report to their contact points in government in case of any breach to rules & regulations affecting general public Citizen Respondents - volunteers who would report any safety hazards, accidents, fires to the authorities Local Community Leader - to the people registered for community notification with diverse language and remote nature. Citizen-in-Touch brings additional ownership to emergency warning by enabling and encouraging verified & trust-able citizens to contribute to public safety. It allows leaders to be closer to the people and talk in their language using AI technologies and Telecom for faster response. With usage of technology and support from respectable organisations like Telstra, this solution can bring a different human-centric approach to how we deal with Emergency in future. Credits & Resources Basic Code - • TelstraDev’s messaging API: Government of South Australia (2020) Emergency Department Dashboard: SA Health (Dataset) #telstradev #connecting community #messaging #diversity
Cleaner Communities Insert Name Here AU - Queensland - Sunshine Coast [Digital] 3 4 'Cleaner Communities' is designed to be an app which the populous can use to take rate the level of litter in the area they are in and take photos of said litter. These photos can then get sent off to a machine learning type AI that can analyse the photos to identify the amount of litter. For every report on different areas that a citizen makes they receive a number of points, which can be kept as a type of 'score' to compare with others, or spent to receive certain rewards, including gift cards and such for local businesses (the cards paid for by the government/local council(s) hosting the app). Because the monetary rewards are gift cards for local businesses, despite money being given to the people that money can only go back into the local economy, stimulating growth. Other rewards could include tree saplings and seeds for indigenous plants. The data collected could then be used by the local/regional/state authorities to better determine where to distribute their resources to clean up areas, particularly areas where tourism is high. The points system could also be used to encourage participation in events, along a similar vein to Clean Up Australia Day. These events could help give a sense of community as people participate, potentially eventually becoming a cultural event in its own right. The app would additionally contain links to various data-reinforced information about the state of litter and cleanliness of the region/state, as well as show where proper waste and recycling facilities are located relative to the users position. For such locations, the app would use Open Street Map, due to it being open data. Google Maps is another possibility, but would likely require licensing. Each person in the group individually searched for data sets based on the links from each of the challenges. Other challenges were considered, such as "Proactively reducing rubbish and pollution in our waterways" and "Improving government services with open data", but both were later removed from consideration, both due to requiring data we could not reasonably incorporate within the allotted time. The majority of the data was extracted from, which fit nicely with the requirement for the "Small Business and Tourism" challenge. #litter #cleaneraustralia #community
CLEAR (The app of the future) Team 1050 AU - Queensland - Sunshine Coast [Digital] 4 5 The world has been shut down due to the catastrophic outbreak of the Covid-19 virus, the present and distant future is in jeopardy and how to slowly get back to the world that was once known is proving difficult. Australia is struggling to stay virus free with the second wave proving to be very destructive, the government losing a grip of social distancing and contact tracing. However, our team have come up with a solution to ease Australia back to their normal and be effective if there was ever another pandemic to sweep the world. The team have constructed a mobile app called 'Clear', this app will aid the user to stay away from hotpots and heavily populated areas that might contain the virus. 'Clear' will keep track of the spread of the virus and prevent anyone from catching it, once opening the app it will show you the region you are in and a live feed of Corona virus cases. Not only will the app do this but it will also aid the user on where they want to go and suggest the best possible business for their needs. 'Clear' will show a live feed of how many people are actually in store allowing the user to stay away from the crowds and a fair distribution of sales to other businesses. The app will also have an exercise and job finder service where businesses can post that they are looking for staff, the exercise feature will show non busy routes for exercise and if gyms are holding outdoor classes. The teams presentation will visually show and prove that the teams app 'Clear' is a revolutionary tool and the way to a heathy future. Overall 'Clear' will aid the user for the service they are looking for and reduce the spread of Corona virus, speeding up the Australia's recovery from Covid-19 and aid with future pandemics. The first data set that was used is the COVID-19 Live data-Australia, this data set was used to keep an accurate count of corona virus cases in areas for the users of the application to be informed. This gives the users peace of mind of number of cases in the exact location they are and doesn't leave them to guessing. Nation Litter Index data set was used to measure the rubbish pollution in Victoria, this data was going to be used in the development of the app and introduce a reward system and at the same time clean up the city of waste. Approved COVID Safe Industry Plans data set proved to be extremely important when developing the platform for the application 'CLEAR'. This data set allowed the team to see what businesses were heavily affected by the pandemic and which businesses would benefit the most from the implementation of the application, it was clear that in these times the business are struggling and need help drawing customers for sales. This application won't just help them in these times but will forever benefit the businesses. Queensland COVID-19 Statistics proved to be an important data set to focus in on key cities and towns. It was used to analyse Queensland and its standpoint on Covid-19 and what precautions are being taken and what areas need to be improved/avoided. This is important data because helps the application guide people away or to appropriate areas.
CodeBlue Team 1214 AU - Tasmania - Hobart [Physical] 1 3 Do you know with every minutes delay in treatment, the risk to the patient is increased by 10 %? CodeBlue identified the gap in health emergency coverage in Tasmania, and have decided to design a program that involves mobile application and mobile workshop to proactively tackle and minimise the risk of delayed treatment. First of all, we use the location of Ambulance Stations to pin point the location of the stations. And we compare that with PHIDU- obesity distribution in Tasmania statewide. We found that there are limited coverage in areas with over 30% obesity rate. Then, we use the speed limits graph to calculate the optimum coverage of the ambulance within 8, 10, and 12 minutes distance. #ambulance #first-aid
Connected Community Things Focus AU - Victoria [Digital] 1 Connected Community project will enable collection of data from varieties of sources and combine them to provide actionable insights. This aims to provide Emergency and Community Services safe and predictable work environments. It promotes sustainable communities by increasing community participation in the whole initiative. #iot #cellular lpwan #cat m1 #nb-iot #lte-m
Coral - protect the lives Square AU - Victoria [Digital] 1 8 Team Member - Ayaz Aziz Mujawar Harshal Harish Shah Chongzheng Zhao Yuyang Wang Awards Categories Entered Proactively reducing rubbish and pollution in our waterways Track and trace: help end plastic waste Problem - Proactively reducing the rubbish environment. - Reducing the effect on aquatic life. - Targeting Hotspot areas(suburbs)based on the collection of waste. - management of garbage so water health can be improved. Solution - Create an application named "Coral" that helps to detect waste in real-time using Convolution Neural Network. - Also It helps to understand which suburbs are more prone to wastes based on different parameters like events(such as Footy games, Big Bash cricket matches, etc), climate, and location. - Forecasting the waste collection for the next 5 years(until 2025) for City of Melbourne. Technical Details - Back-end API development Using Flask as a framework as an API interface to the coordinate data displayed on the map. Use a lightweight development base on the back end and add features as needed The back-end API is connected to a Mysql database and has a certain error tolerance. The back-end developed a cache mechanism, because the query coordinates of the data requires algorithmic computing time, so the cache can greatly reduce the length of time the user waits for data display Coordinate processing back-end development The camera locations are not around the river, so to simulate a polluted river and make the project more meaningful, all camera locations are automatically assigned by the algorithm to a specific river location. The calculation is done using a matching search algorithm based on the morhattan distance. The use of cache mechanism greatly reduces user waiting time Front-end Dashboard Development The front-end theme framework using Wordpress for secondary development Use responsive pages on the front end and integrate modules such as data display, map display, video display, project monitoring, etc. Front-end Maps Development We use the Google Maps platform, which uses real-time data and real-time imagery to create an immersive location experience that allows users to make more appropriate business decisions. The main advantage of Google Maps is that it allows users to embed "maps" into a website without having to build their own map server. By bringing in the Victoria River Map dataset into the map, users can clearly see the distribution of rivers in Victoria. In addition, data from individual monitors is presented as markers on the map, while the data of monitors are matched to the rivers nearest to them based on an algorithm, allowing a clear view of the waste data collected by the nearby monitors integrated on each river. The garbage data is also color-coded depending on the amount. In addition, we also used Echarts, which is an open source visualization library implemented in JavaScript. It relies on the vector graphics library ZRender, which is both intuitive and interactive, as well as highly customizable data visualization charts. After retrieving the data from the server, the data is further formatted and processed. Front-end Dashboard Development - The front-end theme framework using Wordpress for secondary development - Use responsive pages on the front end and integrate modules such as data display, map display, video display, project monitoring, etc. Convolution Neural Network - Used PyTorch for CNN and pretrained the data using ResNet architecture. Forecasting - Used the ARIMA Time Series model for Forecasting. Tableau - Tableau Dashboard is used for creating the correlation visualization between the City of Melbourne suburbs and events conducted in the suburbs. Correlation!/vizhome/Dashboard1_15975371903980/Dashboard1 Forecasting!/vizhome/Dashboard_15975369465540/Dashboard2 Application Dashboard Please navigate to [NOTE: IF MAP DOESN'T WORK IN NORMAL MODE PLEASE OPEN THE WEBSITE IN INCOGNITO MODE] Our team has used data from different open source websites like Melbourne water's Hotspot data and geojson data. We have used data from "litter stoppers email data", "City of Melbourne open data", "Bureau of Statistics" data. Along with that we have taken waste image dataset from one of the github site.
Cov-ER Me CRA-Z MackHackers AU - Queensland - Mackay [Physical] 1 3 We looked at mental health services as an overall “response” to categorical data e.g. income, education, housing ownership rates etc. We used Queensland PHN (Public Health Networks) data for a proof of concept. A real world working system would use all PHN’s in Australia. To gain a more specific and accurate prediction of health service needs, we would look at local government areas e.g. SA2, SA3, SA4 within PHNs for a finer picture of needs, and ability to aggregate this data to PHN level for summaries and recommendations e.g. PHN funding, PHN mix of services etc. LGAs would be an ideal level of scrutiny to predict more responsively, the unforeseen or sudden need for demand in services, and therefore short and long term planning by relevant authorities. The second stage was to analyse our chosen summary data to look for mental health trends to then be able (within assumptions) to predict surges in demand for health services based on any number of trigger events (e.g. unforeseen financial pressures from a variety of incidents). Which areas of a geographic region and population distribution variable are more likely to need support can then be predicted more accurately. We accessed 2011 data for mental health statistics - wherein 2 disasters at opposite ends of QLD occurred- Cyclone Yasi in North Queensland and the Brisbane floods. Any dataset year can potentially also correlate trigger events to mental health needs in that year (and eventually in a bigger system, other health needs) and any other events too e.g. financial and social pressure from closure of a major local industry (e.g. Nickel refinery at Townsville). Current issues with our proof of concept:Lack of consistency in metrics – age ranges in datasets; location based data (only PHNs have been consistently accessible); time based data for correlation purposes.There are some (big) assumptions to be made, but consistent data between states at a nationally mandate level would make the concept very usable. Sample assumptions:Even though we are not using comparable years, other stats (e.g. % low income) are assumed to be similar from year to year to allow basic correlations and predictions.We have assumed for the point of the exercise, some population stats can be used to identify a higher need for health (mental health in this case) services more than other measures We used the above types of open data, to predict unusual and unexpected surges in health service demand in 2011 within the state of Queensland where we had 2 catastrophic natural disasters in Cyclone Yasi in North Queensland and the Brisbane floods.
Covid in Control Gold Coast Hackers AU - Queensland [Digital] 3 2 Better use of Covid affected area datasets and LGA boundaries in Risk assessment and decision making. The Covid in Control App gives details of decision making for improving Government Services in affected Areas. The NSW government is working to deliver better services to customers. Use NSW government open data to demonstrate how government services can be improved. We want a reusable data story that demonstrates the value that can be drawn from open data. This could be produced as an interactive webpage, visualisation, dashboard, video or animation. #covidincontrol
CovidSafe Network Team 1277 AU - Victoria [Digital] 1 ## CovidSafe Network It is a micro-coupon social network application that allow businesses to promote and engage their product and services with their potential customers safely. Customers buy products and services with peace of mind. ## How does it work Busineses sign up on the application and verify themself and place their store QR Code at the front of the shop, customer signup on the application and when they visit store, customer scan QR code at their arrival and enter buy products and services with peace of mind, During scanning QR Code, businesses can provide their promotion code to engage customer to signup on the application and scan. ## Data Source ## Enter the shop I have to fill my names every single time when I visiting the shop, and I don't know where my data goes. What they can do with my data? So if this application verify by Gov. And we use data to support businesses in the good way, this can be huge benefit to the local businesses and customers. #social engagement #local business growth #covidsafe #covid-19
Covid Song Team-IO NZ - New Zealand [Digital] 2 1 This is a kids song about Covid to encourage hand washing, mask wearing and social distancing We created this song as a way to help kids learn the things they need to do during covid to stay safe and happy. We have 5 pages of kids story book and some music to sing along too linked here along with concept designs. We hope you enjoy this project 1-Number of COVID-19 cases in Australia August 6, 2020, by age and gender - Projected COVID-19 stats for Children between different ages. -projected COVID-19 stats by gender.
Covid Super Dancing Ninjas AU - Queensland - Sunshine Coast [Digital] 1 2 Overall, this project describes about the negative impact in retirement fund for young Australian due to early superannuation withdrawn in covid-19 pandemic. The topic has addressed by using government website data, Apps and superannuation calculator. The data are used by taking yearly average income and superannuation fund of Australian ages between 25-55. This will help Australians easily make an informed decision on whether they will withdraw any of their superannuation, how much they will withdraw and the impact if they do. It is an easy way to work out how much of an influence this will have. Eventually this app will help young Australians think about their future and ensure that they are making good decisions with their money. The project is limited between the ages 25-55, but any age group can find their future negative impact in superannuation using same process. This application only estimates using average income of $50000 and 9.5% super contribution by their Employer. This application is not using any specific information about client such as gender, type of work and number of hours worked. In future we will be improving this to store client information and estimates more accurate results. 
Covidvaccine-ready Hackerknights AU - New South Wales [Digital] 3 4 Imagine, it’s December 2020. There are long winded queues in front of the pharmacies and vaccine distribution centres. The Australian government only has a very limited number of vaccines. The population is desperate to return to normality and the vaccine is the only key to achieving this. For the government to reach the minimum requirement herd immunity needs to be reached. With a population of 25 million and barely 15 million vaccines. How will the government succeed in effectively distributing the vaccines? Fortunately, a small team called the Hacker-Knights come to the rescue. A novel way of achieving herd immunity and a simple prediction tool with intuitive visualisation filters, that will assist the government in taking control of COVID-19 in the most efficient manner. The idea is to achieve below outcomes with the government data: 1. Forecast for the covid impact for future months with the existing covid factors (e.g: cases on daily basis, confirm, recovered, deaths and infection rate etc.) 2. Predict the minimum number of vaccines required to achieve herd immunity of a particular region. We considered R-nought, a variable factor, as 2.2 (average according to available sources) hypothetically for the limitation of data and time constraint. 3. Find out the optimal way of distributing available vaccines to the most affected regions based on multiple factors like business impacts, available distributed channels, social, economic conditions and also to achieve herd immunity across the region as fast as possible. The datasets used come from various sources including Australian Bureau of Statistics, Github open source data and Australia Population (2020) Worldometer. One of the major challenges has been to extract precisely the most relevant data by combining different unstructured datasets into a single effective aggregated dataset that has been normalised. Having the monthly statewise covid cases, deaths and population we extrapolated the number of vaccines needed for each region and improved the prediction efficiency using factors such as employment and unemployment. An interactive visualisation web dashboard(shown in the video) has been built for users. This model takes into consideration covid cases that have been confirmed and deaths per state over a time period to calculate the R naught value. These cases have been forecasted upto march 21 using multiple linear regression. After calculating R naught found to be 2.5 on average. We calculated the number of vaccines needed to reach herd immunity for each state according to its population. Formula for Herd immunity: 1/(1-Rnaught) We have run this algorithm to our forecasted range of Mar 21. If we get limited number of vaccines, the algorithm calculates the optimal distribution of vaccines to take smaller steps towards herd immunity (no more a pandemic). Future implementation could use more features(density, social distance, house rents, food habits) to train a Neural Network model for the weighted and variability factor to achieve the real time R-naught more accurately to eradicate COVID-19. #covid19 government vaccination public epidemic
Data Seeker Data By Design AU - Queensland [Digital] 5 6 This is an entry for the GovHack 2020 Queensland Event. The project team is me – Kylie Docherty. I am an IT teacher based in Brisbane with a passion for using openData to create innovative Digital Solutions My project is called Data Seeker. The problem my project addresses is the unemployment emergency created by the current COVID pandemic. Data Seeker aims to provide an accessible way for marginalised job seekers to connect with job opportunities during our current pandemic and help small businesses impacted by COVID-19 connect with the right people to kickstart their recovery. Many workplaces now accept applications online and run interviews via zoom.  This is a bit difficult for people in marginalised areas to engage with since many people still have no access to the internet and many of the long-term unemployed do not have access to a smart phone. What if finding a job was as easy as creating an interest area profile? What if finding employees or customers or training resources was as simple as entering what you need and waiting for the list of recommendations to appear in your inbox. What if people without access to smart phones or the internet could interact with online employment services by sending and receiving a simple text message? My GovHack 2020 project idea is to create a Job/Employee OpenAPI Recommendation Engine powered by an AWS Neptune Graph Database and link this to the TelstraDev Messaging API. This would provide a way for a range of existing online employment services, job seekers and job keepers to post their data via a simple text message and receive alerts to jobs that match their interest profile. My prototype is not complete – even as hackers some of us had trouble connecting with teams in our areas of interest .. maybe we also needed an OpenAPI Recommendation engine to find each other. But the work I have done this weekend exploring AWS and Telstra API services and exploring the online data sets relating to the digital divide, job keeper and job seeker statistics and jobs experiencing systemic shortages will lay the foundations for future development of this idea. The endpoint from the tutorial I completed has been posted in the Source Code url link but it is nowhere near complete and is currently experiencing proxy issues. #aws #telstradev-messaging-api #queensland #job-seeker #covid19 #job-keeper #employment
DataTasker Marvellous Creations Hacking Data AU - Victoria [Digital] 5 7 DataTasker is a project aimed at linking young people with scientific projects, to increase and improve open-source data available in the community. It consists of a mobile application allowing the general public to join projects, collaborate and provide much needed data for eligible projects requiring further data. Gamification concepts are utilised, including scores and leaderboards, user profiles, and connection with other data collectors, in order to increase user interest. By utilising the power of crowd-sourcing and gamification to serve the needs of scientific projects that require observational or environmental data, it is possible to create large databases for researchers to analyse. Through the strength of collaboration, we can change the world – one data point at a time! ![DataTasker image 1]( ![DataTasker image 2]( **Team Members:** 🕸️ Håkan Sjölin | Web Developer 📹 Patrick Biedrzycki | Videographer 👩‍🎨 Styliana Sarris | UX Designer 🤩 Zelia Chiu | General Rockstar 20-year-old Tom has felt trapped at home due to COVID19 lockdown restrictions. His mental health has declined, due to a combination of decreased outdoor activity, decreased purpose in his daily life due to university being converted online, and feeling disconnected from his friends and the world. Albert is a researcher at a leading university who has dedicated his life to exploring nature post-natural disasters. However, due to COVID19 lockdown restrictions, he has been unable to explore and gather data on his large project. He is unsure how long it will take to gather the adequate data for his analysis. Imagine the power of combining a group of people like Tom to help Albert with his research. Imagine the research that could occur if we just gave the public a chance to get involved in something they are passionate in, while they have the time and energy to gather data. Imagine the renewed sense of community, collaboration and purpose that could be added to the general public’s lives, as they see firsthand the impacts of their research! The main concept of this prototype is a mobile application that is accessible to the general public. This will allow data collectors to connect with applicable projects based on location and interests. The application gathers different types of data (including pictures, videos and environmental samples), and sends it directly to a database on a server. Gamification strategies will be used including scores and leaderboards, and researchers will have the option of providing monetary rewards for particular data collections. Importantly, each user will be able to track datasets they’ve contributed to and the impacts on research based on each dataset. A future addition is a web-based application created for researchers, allowing them to collate these datasets and use it to analyse and build upon their research. In order to establish proof of concept, we analysed current datasets available, to assess viability of crowd-sourcing data. From our research of datasets, we were led to three main eligible data-collection categories: nature projects, environmental projects and bushfire recovery projects. Example of Nature projects: - [Agriculture Victoria Soils API]( The Victorian Government-led data on soil quality and properties is an integral database to understanding the very ground beneath our feet. It is possible to increase this understanding by having members of the public collect similar samples around them, thereby having a geographically diverse database. - [Flora of Australia]( The CSIRO-led Atlas of Living Australia is a fantastic open-access database informing the general public of Australia’s biodiversity data. It is possible to crowd-source additions to the database by having interested members of the general public capture photographs of relevant flora and fauna near them. - [Waterwatch Data Portal]( The Melbourne Water database on water quality across is a fantastic database Victoria-wide. Already, data is collected primarily by Waterwatch volunteers, and it would be possible to increase publicity to increase the water samples, and thus data collected. Example of Environmental projects: - [Ending plastic waste]( CSIRO’s National Marine Debris Database is a crowd-sourced database tracking and characterising distributions of plastic waste near maritime areas. By increasing publicity, it will be possible to increase the data gathered. - [The Australian Marine Debris Initiative]( The Australian Marine Debris Initiative, in association with Melbourne Waters, is a fantastic example of a crowd-sourced database tracking marine debris. As featured in the Melbourne Waters Litter Action Program, volunteers across Victoria are taking part in this project. It would be possible to increase publicity further to increase understanding of waste products in waterways. Example of Bushfire recovery projects: - [Australian habitat image collection]( CSIRO’s Australian Habitat Image Collection is a database featuring images and locations of various elements of Australian habitats. It can be expanded on to understand bushfire-affected regions and add to CSIRO’s bushfire recovery research projects. Through the power of crowd-sourcing images and geolocations, it is possible to expand on these databases and provide greater understanding of areas affected by natural disasters, to understand needs and priorities in habitat recovery. - [Bushfire Impact Water Quality]( The NSW government’s data on water quality following the 2019-2020 bushfires is a prime example of a database that can be expanded on through crowd-sourcing data. While only Bellinger River, Khappinghat Creek, Lake Conjola, Termeil Lake, Meroo Lake, Tuross River and Wonboyn River were assessed for water quality, through the power of crowd-sourcing, samples from greater numbers of bodies of water can be assessed over a longer time period. #science #data gathering #crowd sourcing #community science #data
Dear Diary Priceless Passion NZ - New Zealand - Auckland [Digital] 1 3 An App called "Dear Diary", for the school going population, that analyses a child mental health and behavior, and decides games and studies on the basis of his/her/their mental health and peer data. Every one in 3 children in Australia faces racism. And this has very adverse impact on the mental health of the children, contributing to worse future conditions for them in terms of financial situations, mental health situations, parenting, and a lot many other factors. The only solution is therefore, to understand the mental health of the kids facing racism, and the kids that impose it. Monitoring that would give an idea of how to treat the kid who faced it, and how to change the thinking within a child who thinks racism is okay. Data from : was used and analyzed to come up with the solution called Dear Diary. A diary that helps become a best friend for children, analyze their mental health and help change curriculum and gaming experience based on their mental conditions.
De-Plastic iWing AU - Tasmania [Digital] 5 4 Our project is to reduce the consumption of plastic bottles, coffee cups and containers. The project uses the MAP, GPS and real-time detection information to locate the near take-away restaurants, the cafes and the fountains. If customers go to the merchants using their own bottle, cups or containers, both the merchant and customers will be awarded by points. Also, if the users go to use the fountain in the park, attend some events related to reducing plastic and invite more friends to use our APP to reduce the consumption of plastic, the users will be awarded by points as well. Every week there is a rank for users and merchants to show who has the most points and give them vouchers or discounts for the user using in the future. Meanwhile, the merchants with high rank each week will be shown on the first page of our APP, which can promote the sales of the merchants. In addition, it is a good way to show the responsibility of protecting the environment of this merchant, which can increase the reputation. In this awarding way, the plastic consumption will be reduced. The address point of Tasmania shows the whole map information and navigation. It is designed to be accessed via the App. The App uses the data to locate the nearby cooperated restaurants and cafes and show on the App. The App is to encourage customers to bring their own's reusable mugs for their takeaway drinks or coffee. Instead of only showing the nearby restaurants and cafes, the App is also capable of searching the specific name of the restaurants and cafes to check matching. The result will be showed on the map along with a list showing the restaurants and cafes from the most matching to less matching. #non-plastic #reject disposable plastic products #using your own cups #green cups #green restaurant
Drastic On Plastic Bush Tales AU - Victoria [Digital] 3 7 Drastic on plastic is our proposed solution to what has become a massive environmental problem. Plastics - such as packaging, are finding their way pretty much everywhere, including some of our beautiful waterways, our oceans, and our parklands. But we propose ideas to help prevent, reduce and recycle plastics, using a three point system, that will help motivate people to keep this world healthy and clean for future generations. We're passionate about cleaning up plastic from our waterways and environment, and publicly available data from Melbourne Water and Sustainability Water were used to support our idea. We also used Australian recycling data, research on micro-plastics and the predicted impact of Victoria's new container deposit scheme.
Eco Pulse ProHackers AU - Victoria [Digital] 5 6 1.Decision support tool to re-skill & redeploy work force powered by analytics modelling. 2.Supported by priority local procurement & social enterprise framework. 3.Supported by social sentiment analysis tool & digital democracy for community engagement. 1. Used Labour force data provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2. Used jupyter notebook and python libraries like pandas, stat models, matplotlib for forecasting 3. Pre-processed the data and used the relevant data required for analysis and forecasting 4. Analysed the data and presented in visually appealing graphs using Matplotlib 5. Used ARIMA model for forecasting 6. Derive insights and conclusions based on the model results #recovery #growth #industries #social sentiment #local procurement #community #jobs
Electronic Receipt Management iWing AU - Tasmania [Digital] 5 3 With the development of the market economy, more and more people choose to record the details of consumption while consuming, and to meet people's financial management needs through planning and sorting out financial status. For a long time, in the traditional market economy, people have been accustomed to using paper-based receipts. With the development of the market economy, the disadvantages of paper-based receipts have become more prominent, such as easy loss and inconvenient management. With the gradual acceleration of people's life and the increasing demand for their own financial management, electronic receipt storage management application are ready to emerge. Like ordinary receipts, electronic receipts have all the functions of ordinary receipts. The electronic receipt storage application can help people organize the consumption vouchers in their daily life. With the addition of the vouchers, it can calculate the user's financial details in real time, free the brain, and clearly understand the flow of their income and expenditure. In addition, during the COVID-19 period, the system also help people with no contact to each other. Liverpool City Council Covid-19 business support: Description of Use: To use this data set to help people which no contact to each other. Open Street Map - Tasmania: Description of Use: Use street map data set to find the location of stores. LIST Address Point: Description of Use: We could find the stores' address #contactless #no contact #paper-less #no paper #protect environment
EnviroAssist BC AU - Australian Capital Territory [Digital] 5 3 ![EnviroAssist Logo]( "EnviroAssist Logo") The **COVID-19 pandemic has significantly hindered environmental research** around the world and has highlighted the **need to harness the power of citizen science** to assist researchers to carry out their jobs. EnviroAssist is an app that seeks to enable citizens to assist with long-term environmental studies that can help communities build resilience to future bushfires. **The aim of the project is to monitor changes in the environment, with a focus on bushfire-prone areas.** Open data is used to place 'photo challenges' on a map. When a user is nearby, they're instructed to take a photo of the landscape surrounding them. **Augmented Reality** features guides the user to take a photo at an exact orientation. This ensures that when other people complete the same challenge, the photos will all line up. ![Gif1]( "Gif1") Multiple people will complete the challenge over different periods of time and all collected images will be **displayed on a timeline**. This data is **valuable to researchers, as it will give them a good picture of how the landscape has changed over time.** This is really useful for seeing if there’s any buildup of dead vegetation prior to a bushfire, or for seeing how an area recovers from a bushfire over time. **It allows us to learn from the past and plan for the future. It also means that the effects of climate change can be monitored on a local level.** Hundreds of these challenges are placed in areas of interest based on open data from previous bushfires. ![Gif2]( "Gif2") **Utilising citizen science like this means that researchers don’t need to take the photos themselves** (which might also be difficult currently due to COVID-19 restrictions) and that **expensive IoT solutions don’t need to be utilised.** Using **open data from the ALA and CSIRO we can also map the habitats of various flora and fauna.** Users can then also upload geo-tagged photos of specified flora/fauna so that the location data can be combined with open data to **help researchers track habitat changes over time - with a focus on how they change after a bushfire.** ![Gif3]( "Gif3") **Users are rewarded with experience points and badges for completing challenges.** In the future, researchers will be able to add more advanced challenges such as collecting and sending water samples to the map, which will be available to users who are deemed to have enough experience. **EnviroAssist will help foster communities that are resilient against future disruptions, by harnessing the power of citizen science to assist researchers with monitoring the environment around us.** 🔵 2019-2020 Victorian bushfire data from Data Vic ( was used for discovering areas of interest so that 'photo challenges' appeared in this areas so that they could be monitored over time. 🔵 Developing this proof-of-concept application required using satellite imagery data. Imagery from ACTMapi ( was used throughout the prototype. 🔵 CSIRO contributed data on from the Atlas of Living Australia ( was used to map various flora and fauna species in the proof-of-concept application. #bushfires #augmented reality #citizen science #recovery #environment
Experimenting the Possibility Alohomora AU - Victoria [Digital] 1 5 We are experimenting with Victorians to use Public Transport more than Personal Vehicle with a use case to help Victorians to save time, money , become healthier and most important factor , we are predicting crash for them. Citizen Science – Experimenting the possibility Meet Ben Why - Ben needs help to understand what is his life choices ? What he truly desires ? What and How - High Level Solution Pointers Push Notification – Before Ben gets up in the morning – push notification (Today’s Travel Analysis) in his PTV Mobile APP He clicks the notification – PTV APP opens up – Dashboard pops up –  Dashboard – Choice of Life of using PT Real time comparison – Travel time Using PT and Travel time using Car. Real time comparison – PT Travel Cost and Car Travel Cost  ( Petrol, Toll (with or without toll) , Parking (Early Bird and Late) Distance from home to Station – Calorie Burn (Healthy Choice) – Google Maps API Predict Crash (Brownie Point – Algorithm based prediction) Average Points during a particular point and point time frame Chances of Crash Saving fossil fuel for future Environment of CO2 emission reduction Revenue – Percentage reduction using PT  Rewards – Gaining rewards using PT ( Accumulation of no of days of usage of PT) Data Used Crash Data Extract - Victorian Government Data Directory The data provided allows users to analyse Victorian fatal and injury crash data based on time, location, conditions, crash type, road user type, object hit etc.Click for the User Guide and... EPA Air Watch All Sites Air Quality Hourly Averages - Yearly - Victorian Government Data Directory EPA AirWatch data shows air quality information measured by EPA’s air monitoring stations around Victoria. Data at each location is updated each hour. This extract is an annual report of 1-hourly... Environment Monitoring API - Victorian Government Data Directory The Environment Monitoring API published by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria provides access to real-time information related to environment quality, notices and forecasts... PTV Timetable API - Victorian Government Data Directory The PTV Timetable API provides direct access to Public Transport Victoria’s public transport timetable data. The API returns scheduled timetable, route and stop data for all metropolitan and... #realtime #vicdata #data
Explore Data Don't Preach AU - Victoria [Digital] 1 4 ## The Problem: Now with the Stage 4 restrictions in place in Victoria due to Covid 19, people are struggling to make creative decisions on what to do with their limited exercise time outside within their 5km radius. ## How 'Explore' Solves the Problem Explore is a mobile app that helps you enjoy your limited time outdoors by bringing daily adventures to your fingertips, whether it be a new walking trail, a bike ride through a new street or even discovering a hidden gem in your locality. Explore has your mental wellbeing at the forefront, removing creative decisions, and allowing you to explore your neighborhood. Explore integrates with Spotify for you to listen to our curated playlists designed to set the scene whilst you are out exploring. In addition to all the above, Explore 'gamifies' the whole experience, so you can make the most of your daily outdoor adventure and share your local finds with friends and family. ![]( Key Functionality: - Create a new adventure for you every day based on your preferences - Support local businesses by discovering hidden gems in your locality - Journal your experience and visually track your wellness goals - Enables you to help out a small business in your locality ## Android App Screens and Navigation Sketch File: ## User Flow Diagram ![]( ## System Architecture Explore is powered by AWS using a Serverless Architecture ![]( Explore uses a variety of open data sets that assist the backend processing in determining the nearest parks and trails within their 5km radius. #mental wellbeing #mental health #adventure #gamification #places #explore #fun #maps #walk #run #exercise #outdoor #activities #data
FinSmart Team DANS AU - New South Wales [Digital] 2 1 To support the livelihoods of Australians impacted due to COVID, the government of Australia has announced that eligible candidates can have early access to their Super contributions. Super is an investment fund collected from the employers of over 5 million Australian employees to ensure that they can retire with enough funds in their possession to live happy retirement life. The policy and the investment portfolios related to Super funds are one of the best in the world. Over the last couple of decades, super funds have added wealth to Australians at an average of 7% per annum adjusted to inflation. With the announcement of early access to super funds, billions of dollars have been drawn out of the super funds. (Impact dashboard) With our solution, we have tried to emphasise on the long term impacts of withdrawing super funds given the current circumstances of the employees. The idea is to provide withdrawers with different perspectives on what the long term impact of this withdrawal could look like so that they can make the best decision to compare their short term needs vs long term losses. (When I start editing values in the form) For example, Sam is 25 years old, she has 10000 dollars in her super funds which she has accumulated over her 2 years of work. She has a current salary of around 60000 dollars and she would be retiring at the age of 66. If she wishes to withdraw 5000$ from her super funds currently. She would be losing over 80000 dollars. This is close to 6% of the total amount she could have had at the time of her retirement in her Super funds had she not withdrawn the amount early. Sam would have to work at least one year extra with her current pay to account for this amount. Another scenario is where John is 30 years old, he has 20000 dollars in his super account, he wishes to retire at the age of 65, he also makes about 60000 dollars per year and he wishes to withdraw all the amount to buy a brand new car he has always wanted to. He would be losing a whopping amount of over 200000 dollars when he retires. The car he dearly wishes would be worth nothing by that time. (graph screen)We have also provided year on year impact until someone’s retirement to show how the gap widens with the small withdrawal amount someone wishes to make currently. This also gives an idea around the additional investments someone would have to make to still achieve the same level of super fund portfolio by the time they retire. Users can make the best decisions by considering all these long term impacts. Thank you. The Tax Office dataset provides detailing about the income and age of an Australian tax payer - This forms the basis for our Dashboard, such that we consider all aspects that could affect the Superannuation account at the retirement age. Which in turn helps us in providing the user, with detailing on Long term Financial impacts due to early access - as well as measures that can be taken to minimise this impact if super has been accessed early. #covid-19 #data
Fire aware, fire prepare CV1 AU - Queensland - Sunshine Coast [Digital] 1 8 An app by the people for the people, to help prevent and raise awareness around bush fires within the community. Hosting features such as fire prevention review, distance from fire, live alerts in affected areas and links to further information. The proposed mobile hosted app would link with notification centre to help deliver up to date alerts based on data from the "bushfire incident" dataset and from "weatherzone" to display real time information/alerts. As a proof of concept the information was processed through excel to display colour changes. Conditional statements were used to dictate when bush fire warnings would be sent to users.The logic for the proposed app is to notify people when current local conditions are conducive to bush fires as well as providing prompts for "how to prepare your property" linking information from the rural fire service. The above features of the proposed app will utilise accessible data in a way which will better inform and prepare the community. In Australia during the last 12 months over 18 million hectares of land have been burnt, over 30 people killed, more than 3000 houses lost and roughly a billion animals have perished. It is imperative that the community is better prepared for future bush fires to minimise deaths and property damage. Our solution for the hack idea is to generate a mobile application named “Fire aware, Fire prepare” which would give alerts based upon current and future weather events for a 7-day forecast, let users know if a fire is nearby and its status whether or not its controlled, suggests potential evacuation sites if need be. On top of this the app also offers education to user for potential things they can do to help increase their homes safety against bushfires. The aim of "Fire aware, Fire Prepare" is to minimise fire damage by using industry knowledge combined with statistical and spatial analysis to assist community preparation. Data sets from rural fire were used to show current fires and their status whether they are under control. This information could be overlayed if more time were given on postcodes for regions to be capable of sending alerts to app users if there is a fire danger nearby. Excel was used to analyse data from the bureau of meteorology. This is the proof of concept for the app. It uses live temperature, humidity, wind speeds and other conditions to tabulate risk factor of fires for a 7 day period from The bureau of meteorology. Excel was used to link the websites data to a table to allow interaction with the data. IF/conditional statements and developed formulas were then applied to create "Bush fire likelihood" values based off information from The values assigned then changed colour based upon if conditions were conducive to fires. This would represent an alert being sent out on our proposed app. We assumed that the average user would not be able to research and make sense of this data by themselves creating a need for the app. Another assumption made was how we tabulated bush fire likelihood based off what the rural bushfire services say. Data downloaded from QSpatial was used to assess the bushfire risk according to location. The map provided is an example of what would be presented when the user inputted their location, with the location being Glass House Mountains corresponding to the postcode 4518. The map shows the risk of bushfire in three levels; medium, high and very high. The user can then use this to be more aware of their potential risk to fire based on their location; which will prompt people at risk areas to be more diligent with their fire protection for their home. Further Directions – Resources, Time, Money. The mobile application is limited by only using weather-based data and simple spatial data sets. This is heavily influenced by the available time to submit this proposed application. With more time, the app could be improved and refined. Future revisions of the application could include more in-depth spatial datasets such as elevations, vegetation, location and spread of previous bush fires. A dedicated weather station website could be developed specifically for the application, with additional weather data that may be relevant to bush fires. Additional options for the application may include safe locations for people in bush fire prone locations, links to promote volunteer fire fighting, links to bush fire charities, and connecting the application to social media platforms such as Facebook.
FireCloud FireTec AU - South Australia [Digital] 5 3 FireCloud is an automated, data-driven, and real-time bushfire monitoring and early warning broadcast system. Our idea is to supplement existing satellite-based fire detection systems with ground-based, IoT remote sensing devices. During bushfire season, it allows the Fire Service and concerned citizens to detect fires and pinpoint its exact location within minutes. It can also broadcast emergency SMS alerts to cellular phones within a certain risk radius of the fires when a certain danger threshold is determined. Off season, it can be used to assess the ecological condition of an area, allowing state and local authorities to concentrate reforestation efforts on the most vulnerable sites. On the hardware side, FireCloud is a system of LPWAN IoT devices composed of sensor node pairs. The first node is a tower or tree mounted sensor that can collect temperature, humidity, stem water content, and wind data, as well as take images. The second node is a ground sensor that can measure soil moisture. A node pair is connected to each other using Bluetooth Low Energy. Together, the pairs collect data used to assess bushfire risk. These devices will be deployed in bushfire prone areas such as those identified by NSW’s BushFire Prone Land dataset or Victoria’s Designated Bushfire Prone Area dataset. Being LPWAN IoT, the devices will have longer battery life and thus ideal for rural deployments. They will use Telstra’s cellular IoT technologies, such as the NB-IoT or the Cat-M1, having a SIM which can connect them to the 3G/4G/5G network without having to set up cables. On the server side, FireCloud has three main components: FirePath is a predictive modeling tool that uses real-time data gathered by the sensors combined with historical terrain data (such as land classification and elevation) and weather data (such as date of last rainfall) to simulate fire movement using existing rate-of-spread models (such as Spark and Phoenix of NSW or Aurora-Astralis of WA). The results are displayed in a dashboard managed by each region’s Fire Service (show: RFS logo). This data will also be accessible to the public through a mobile app, displaying location-specific risk levels for each user based on the region’s standardized bushfire alert system. Once a fire is detected, the second component, FireAlarm uses TelstraDev’s Messaging API to automatically broadcast emergency SMS alerts to cellular phones within a certain risk radius of the fires. This empowers citizens and volunteers to make informed decisions about timely evacuation and selection of safe evacuation routes. The third component, FireSight utilizes the sensors’ cameras to collect images for rapid damage assessment and active recovery monitoring. Using a regression model based on CSIRO’s data on habitat condition scores, the system can assess the ecological condition of an area, allowing state and local authorities to concentrate reforestation efforts on the most vulnerable sites. Physical Components of a Sensor Pair: Top Sensor Sensors: Temperature, Air Humidity, Stem Water Content, Wind (Speed & Direction), Smoke Camera Chip Power (Battery) Cellular network card BLE (connect to Ground Sensor) Ground Sensor BLE (connect to sensor Top Sensor) Chip Power (Battery) Soil Moisture Sensor References: Rogers, R 2020, ‘Presentation during the NSW Frontiers in Sensing Forum’, Matthews, S, Sullivan, A, Gould, J, Hurley, R, Ellis, P & Larmour, J 2012, ‘Field evaluation of two image-based wildland fire detection systems’, Fire Safety Journal, vol. 47, pp. 54–61, viewed 23 April 2020, <> 1. NSW Bush Fire Prone Land This dataset is a map classifying different areas within New South Wales based on bushfire risk. This dataset will inform the placement prioritization of the FireCloud sensors, installing towers in areas that are most prone to bushfires. Reference Link: 2. Designated Bushfire Prone Area This dataset is a map identifying the different bushfire prone areas in Victoria. Similar to the NSW data, this will be used to determine the placement of FireCloud sensors. Reference Link: 3. Habitat condition data for Australia for expert elicitation This dataset contains expert habitat condition scores based on images of Australian biodiversity collected by the Atlas of Living Australia. The expert scores attached to each image can be used to build a model that would automatically assess ecological condition of an area based on images captured by the FireCloud cameras. Reference Link: 4. Spark 0.9.4 GUI Demo Demo version of the Spark tool used to simulate fire propagation. The real-time data collected by the FireCloud sensors are used as inputs to the tool to determine fire movement in the event of a bushfire. Reference Link: #api #lpwan #ble #sensor #spark #telstra #victoria #cat-m1 #sms #emergency #nsw #vic #csiro #iot #nb-iot #bushfire
Fire Focus USC Researchers AU - Queensland - Sunshine Coast [Digital] 1 5 Be Prepared, Be Safe, and Be Alert are the three facets of bushfire safety that the USC Researchers team have applied to establish the "Fire Focus" campaign. This campaign involves the development of an education program for bushfire awareness and preparation, the establishment of National Bushfire Awareness Day, and the distribution of a multi-use application for services and help within all three facets. The “Fire Focus” application, aims to collect, integrate and present critical bush fire disaster data in one place to increase the safety of the effected communities. The development of Fire Focus began with the framing of problem statements that were relevant to the GovHack challenges. Once these problem statements had been agreed upon the group split into 3 different areas to go collect, interpret and evaluate relevant data to better understand the issues. One of the key outcomes of this was the mass availability and ease of interpretation of GIS data. Gathering spatial data on fire risk zones, built up areas, community centres and road maps. Layering of the maps allows us to extrapolate where to target education programs, what locations are higher risk and live fire tracking with safe evacuation routes using road maps to nearby community centres open for shelter. #fire #firefocus #usc #mobile #preparation #prepare #education #prevention #wildfires #queensland #bushfires #safety #app #data
Fireforce Gingerbeers AU - Queensland - Sunshine Coast [Digital] 3 6 Use of smart technology to monitor and control bush fires. Vegetation load, population density, topographical features and historical fire behaviour datasets are used to develop a function/model in ArcMap. Active data collected is humidity, temperature, live visuals, wind speed and direction and infra-red detection of fires through drone sensors. #iot #bushfire
Fires - a new way Fires - a new way AU - Australian Capital Territory [Digital] 5 8 The number, severity and area burnt by bushfires is increasing. The resources available to fire authorities to manage this problem are not increasing at a commensurate rate. As a result, bushfires are exceeding the resource capacities of authorities which is having an increasing impact on the community. A ‘new way’ is required to reduce this community impact. Currently, the comparatively small quantity of resources within government authorities, are valiantly struggling to protect a comparatively much larger community from fire. This project enables the comparatively small volume of authority resources and the much larger volume of community resources to work together, increasing the volume of resources that can be brought to bear against the growing fire problem before, during and after fires. This is achieved via a platform that provides low friction pathways for the real-time sharing and reuse of relevant data between authorities and the community, in both directions, and within the community. This platform provides a real-time single source of truth for authority - community, community - authority and community - community bushfire collaboration. A QLD and ACT example are provided of how the platform can be used to share and reuse open data mashups and open data fused with other data to empower the community with the information they need to increase their level of resilience. #before #during #after #platform #empowerment #location specific #personalised #resilience #risk #information #community #bushfire #communication
FireWatch Team Enginor's AU - Queensland - Sunshine Coast [Digital] 1 7 FireWatch is a free to download app which allows users to input there contact details and postcode to upload potential fire risks in their area, as well as links to BOM with push notifications that warn users about upcoming bush fire weather. The app also provides links to their local council and fire department depending on the post code provided. The app will also include information on preparing your house/property for bush fire protection. With government sponsorship there can also be a push to have the app compulsory for civilians wanting to burn off or have large domestic fires. ('Bushfires in Australia') - Causes of bushfires, annual bushfire count. ((scroll down)) ('Bushfire weather') - environmental factors, risk prediction. ('Is Fuel Reduction Burning the Answer?') - influencing environmental factors, current solutions. ('Bushfire prone area - Queensland series') - identifying regions prone to bushfires, kept for utilisation in potential 'risk calculator.' ('A new methodology for state-wide mapping of bushfire prone areas in Queensland') - further investigation into 'risk calculator' using bushfire prone areas. ('Emergency services facilities - Queensland') - investigation into bushfire emergencies, insight into QRFS services and locations. ('QFES Incident Data') - further investigation into QFES services, frequency, incidents and causes.
Fire Watch LAMP AU - New South Wales [Digital] 1 4 The recent Australian bushfire disaster has caused a huge amount of damage to communities across the nation, killing many people and animals and destroying many homes. These persistent disasters call for an immediate solution which uses reliable data to alert people about nearby fires. In order to fulfil this rising demand, Team LAMP has proposed for the development of the new application Fire Watch. This incredible and innovative program utilises the most recent data from the NSW data portal to alert users of when they are about to enter fire prone areas, burnt areas and areas with a bushfire history. In order to make this app better, however, we will need real time data as this is absolutely critical for future development and sustainability. Our application currently utilises GIS data from the NSW data portal with the datasets NSW Bush Fire Prone Land, NSW Fire History and NSW Burnt Areas. For air quality the app scrapes from the API of The global forecasting service uses Satellite sensors in conjunction with the Global Forecast System to estimate air quality at a user’s location. To make our app more applicable to future wildfire crises we will need real time data on the spread of bushfires. This persistent data quality issue is highlighted particularly during bushfire seasons where alerts on the rapid spread of wildfires may become inaccurate. Alternatively, integrating current distribution prediction models could fill the information gap. Without real time data, our app will still be able to accurately inform and alert users on bushfire history, bushfire prone areas and air quality. #fire watch #fire control #natural disaster prevention #air quality #save our wildlife #rural australia #govhack2020
FireWater - showing firefighters the fastest route to real-time available water. Water Warriors AU - South Australia [Digital] 3 2 Location of, and Real time water level monitoring of, rural water tanks and other water sources, for emergency services preparing for and dealing with a fire emergency. #theme-australian-bushfires #theme-emergency-management #theme-open-science
Fire Wire Fire Fighters AU - Queensland - Sunshine Coast [Digital] 1 3 Fire Wire is an app that will provide an increase in fire safety for the public. The app will have the functions of warning people if they have entered a fire prone area, track on going fires, and predict whether the fires may affect them through wind and other variables. This will allow people in the premises to be fully aware of the dangers and increase their overall safety. #sunshine coast #bush fire #qld
Fly Me To The Moon Team Apollo 11 AU - South Australia [Digital] 2 9 Have you ever found an important event like when an eclipse is, or when the next alignment of planets was on social media, but found that you actually missed it due to the post uploaded just after the event? Well I sure have, and it’s frustrating when you miss an event that you really wanted to see. Well struggle no more, because here is an app which can help you keep track with what’s going on beyond the atmosphere. The app ‘Fly me to the Moon’ was designed for all ages, from kids to adults wanting to learn about the universe and be notified for the next event, so you as the user to know exactly what’s going on out there.
For the Record The Quaranticians AU - Victoria [Digital] 4 2 #### Team Members<br> **Marcela** - Team leader, Programmer (Python) and data processor **Liam** - Programmer (Python, typescript, C++) **Leonard** - Data processor, project flow multi-tasker, the little bits **Jerem** - Video/Audio creator **Claudia** - Creative skills: artist / designer, project flow multi-tasker<br> -<br> #### Introduction<br> According to the Australian Electoral Commission (2020), there are over 16 500 000 Australians who are enrolled to vote in national Australian elections. This number continues to grow, as enrolment and voting is compulsory for every Australian citizen from the age of 18, onwards. Politics can be a complex and confusing topic to understand. It is this understanding that directly impacts Australia as a country, as well of the lives of every Australian person. Through the words, actions, and outcomes of the leaders we elect to lead our country. So do you know what’s happening in parliament and what’s being discussed? Is it based on what you’ve heard on the media? Or something your family and friends have said? Maybe you’re not too sure. It’s easy to get caught up on what different sources say, it can be quite a challenge to know exactly what politicians have actually said. Don’t worry, For the Record is here to help!<br> -<br> #### Project Description <br> ![Tux, the Linux mascot]( "Conceptual Goal for product") **For the Record** is an interactive prototype which uses publicly available government data, to allow users to search for keys topic words of interest. For the Record visualises data across a timeline, making it easy to follow the trend of topics discussed in parliament through the years and know who spoke about them. Users can effortlessly access the relevant transcripts that contain the respective topics that they are interested in learning about. Our data is sourced from The Australian Government’s Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet website from ‘PM Transcripts’. The data is visualised and simple to follow, making For the Record is user friendly, accurate and reliable. Voting is a crucial right and responsibility which Australians share – shaping the future of Australia and of our everyday lives. Politics is confusing enough as it is, For the Record ignores the noise generated by external sources and makes politicians accountable for their own words. -<br> #### Challenges Entered<br> **Victoria Challenge: Learning from the Past** How might we use data assets from Victoria and other jurisdictions to better understand bushfire events and their effects on communities and the environment? Data set: CFA Total Fire Ban Histroy since 1945 Hint and tip: Try searching "fire" for a report of when "fire" has been mentioned in the transcripts as well as a visual display of firebans over the years **Victoria Challenge: Citizen Science** How might we create a citizen science experiment to support a better understanding of what is happening in the State of Victoria? **Australia (National) Challenge: The language of leadership** In times of crisis words can inspire and unite us, but they can also provoke division and conflict. How has the language of Australia’s leaders changed over time? How can we represent these changes in public discourse within a historical timeline?<br> Data set: PM Transcripts repository **Region: International: Awareness, understanding and respect – How can Open Data help the #BLM movement?** The Black Lives Matter (#BLM) movement is not new, neither are racial injustices. However, in 2020 a series of racially motivated deaths, brutality and profiling in the US sent shockwaves around the world. Over 15 Million people took to the streets around the world to protest, and demand change. What can Open Government Data do to help the movement? Hint and tip: Try searching "Aboriginal" to see how often these topics are discussed in the transcripts -<br> #### Project Homepage Our demonstratable product. <> Video: <> Source Code: <> -<br> #### Here goes... When assessing the datasets we decided on making “For the Record”, a tool for cross referencing when topics were mentioned during prime minister transcripts. The website of our chosen dataset, '', provided a user search function to look for key words in all the 41,740 transcripts. We thought, how can we take this further and we envisioned a tool that makes extracting, visualising and interacting with this information easier. XML files containing these transcripts were available for download and could be manipulated with Python. We had the files cleaned and then stored into new data structures. The length of some of these transcripts initially caused the issue of excel cell overflow, so we moved on to using ‘.JSON’ format as our preferred data structure. It was found that extracting close to 42,000 transcript entries would produce a mass of data around 25 gigabytes. This meant we would need to use an external database. We had many choices when it came to AWS services like Elasticsearch, S3, RDS, DynamoDB and Comprehend, however some of these services like Comprehend took a while to process the commonly large transcripts which left our program slow. Our next step forward would have to be taking a step back. We re-evaluated our options and conceded to use Python to pre-process our data. By loading the XML files into Python directly, we were able to isolate and extract the key data from the transcripts themselves. These raw transcripts were then cleaned with an automatic keyword extraction algorithm by a package called “rake-nltk”. Functionally this tool enables rapid removal of the most used English words and the exclusion of certain punctuation for key statements and phrases made throughout the transcripts. The library also makes use of a novel and independent method for automatically extracting keywords as a sequence of one or more words from individual documents. The algorithm method for this list generation can be found in a paper titled " Automatic Keyword Extraction from Individual Documents " on ResearchGate. It was really interesting watching how different terms appeared in different times throughout our australian history. For example, phrases containing the word “gun” were prevalent in the 1990s, and cyber security buzz words are more common in modern day australia. Currently, ‘For the record’ will exist as a prototype for GovHack. References: <>
GeoNodes Team Chronos AU - Queensland [Digital] 5 6 GeoNodes is the unification of IoT, Augmented Reality (AR) and Machine Learning with the popular gaming aspects of GeoCaching and Ingress. GeoNodes is a citizen science AR game for mobile devices, paired with physical data collection nodes that, together, are designed to help further the gathering of scientific data, imagery, and environmental changes. The GeoNode unit is a small IoT device that users can register to receive via mail, in conjunction with government agencies (such as CSIRO) and private science corporations. These devices are equipped with environmental monitoring capabilities, solar charging and can utilise Telstra'a LPWAN IoT technology for network connectivity to a centralised reporting platform. The desired location of the nodes are identified by the agency and are marked on the GeoNodes map. The physical placement of the unit is crowd sourced and completed by citizen scientists and those interested in the initiative/game. It is anticipated that these would be secured mostly to trees, but could also be placed on poles. The physical installation of a node is one major part of the gathering of data, but is also used to initiate the real game aspect. GeoNoders who install the unit are tasked with taking a full 360 sphere panoramic stitched photo with their mobile phone. This is registered against the node and awards a user points as part of the game. All participants in the app can see the pinned locations for all nodes and are rewarded by going to one and completing the a 360 sphere photo. In this way, it is expected that a stream of updated images of the location can be used to provide a time-lapse of changes and can be analysed for scientific data. The game encourages the 'capture' of nodes to gain points and progress. From bushfires and other natural disasters to climate change and fauna decline, GeoNodes is an exciting way to get every individual involved and contributing to data collection, while keeping the effort exciting and interesting. The physical node devices may also act as warning devices for disasters that impact areas and could present as an early warning and remediation opportunity. The app offers: • Gamified points system that rewards effort and achievements based on activities completed and nodes captured. ○ It's not in the scope of this event, but it would be suggested that prizes, such as swag, are awarded. • Leaderboards for your local area and wider areas. • Corporate challenges and GeoNodes public events. • Node mapping and viewing of images. • Augmented reality view of previous images when at a node, so you can view any of the older photo spheres to see what a location used to be like, while panning your phone around. • A log and guestbook of all previous node capturers. • Statistics and graphs of environmental monitoring for the area. • Open data published for all GeoNodes. • Using Nodes as an image anchor, it is possible to utilise Machine Vision and Image Analytics to analyse the changes in each successive image. Geo Caching: Ingress: The first challenge and information I investigated was the Telstra LPWAN. This is something I'm already familiar with, but wanted to find a solution that this enabled now that would never have been previously possible. Following this, I looked into the bushfire, environmental, and science citizen challenges. Looking through the available datasets around environmental monitoring, air quality, flora and fauna data, landcover and tree studies, it became obvious that more resources were needed in this area. There are just so many gaps in locations, data and imagery. I plotted these data points utilising PowerBI to identify that many rural locations and points of interest simply aren't covered.
Geo Ora Geo Ora NZ - New Zealand - Whangarei [Physical] 2 Geo Ora analyses social media sentiment in local groups and pages. This allows you to better monitor the mental health and status of the local community in response to current events. Allowing you to find events going on and avoid potential hazards people have encountered recently - in the future we can use this kind of data to predict the reaction of communities to particular events, such as how people would react during flooding or a pandemic. Geo Ora aims to branch the gap between the community and their news sources. We generated our own data from Facebook, alongside government data about current Covid-19 pandemic situation. We found that the libraries for gathering social media data needed some adjustments to work for our project. We created our own algorithms to clean the data, and passed this in real time to amazon's comprehend engine to give analysis of the sentiment of messages and posts, finally this was passed to elastic search for graphing and final filtering. #identifying government investment for enhancing community safety #responding to the next regional country or world emergency
GOVHACK PROJECT TO PREVENT AND PREPARE FOR BUSHFIRE Firetracker AU - Queensland - Sunshine Coast [Digital] 1 2 The aim of the project is to create a fire tracking app. The idea is to provide a quick, and easy to access tool, that indicates the likely direction and travel speed of fires in your vicinity, via a mobile app. There are no user inputs other than the location of their device which is provided by the device connection to the app. The outputs will be: User location Location of active fires within 20km radius of user location Likely direction of travel Likely travel speed of fire.
GovInteract vNarrate AU - Australian Capital Territory [Digital] 1 2 We provide interactive visualizations for citizens to use open Gov data, gaining insights and making advised decisions We find the interesting insights standing out when we analyze the COVID data set by source of infection, which will help prevent the spread #govdata #interactiveviz
Hack n Track Oz-One AU - Queensland - Sunshine Coast [Digital] 4 <h1>Hack N Track</h1> <br> Is an interactive educational game developed for all demographics it highlights the importance of waste plastic identification in a fun and interactive way that empowers the user. We offer a built in rewards system that lets you earn while you scan . We drop the good drops o0o and not in the Ocean.... As technology is evolving quickly so is the need for data collection in the plastic waste industry. As a team we discovered those datasets don't exist for identification, so in order to create this dataset we are going to have our community engaged in the research by simply asking them to click a picture on our app and submit it. The submitted picture will then be processed and sent along with the rules and examples to the AWS sagemaker ground truth, where the data will be labelled. We will use AWS lambda to create the labelling jobs for the AWS sagemaker labeler and will also use it to generate data tables using the output from sagemaker. This data tables will then be pushed to our output bucket which will be provided to the Scientists. #interactive #recording data #plastic #waste
Heritage Hunt Team Wonder AU - Tasmania - Launceston [Physical] 4 3 It is an irrefutable fact that Launceston is Australia's third oldest city and one of the country's best-preserved historical heritage. Heritage Hunt is a mobile app developed by Team Wonder to help the local, national as well as international tourist travellers to know about the Launceston history, people and their stories. Additionally, people can also choose to enter an augmented reality feature where they can paint the building of their choice in their second visit. This app helps the visitor to explore more on the history, culture, and people of Launceston by providing the view of old and the current image when the user is looking for the heritage. Also, when the user comes near or passes by the heritage building, he will get the message and voice notification saying “Heritage nearby”. This gamified appraoch creates a engaging and enjoyable way to explore the local heritage suroundings. For every heritage location the user visits in Launceston, they get rewarded points after each visit. After collecting sufficient reward points, for example, 200pts, the user can get a $10 reward voucher connected with the local business in their account. Moreover, if they are a first time visitor they could also get a 5% extra discount. Small businesses can advertise their business with the vouchers. Also customers visit their business to utilize their rewards in the form of coffee or lunch or national park entry ticket. Additionally, the nearby restaurants, cafes, and other shops are also visible on the map. Thus, our app also could support the local business. **Libraries Tasmania Archive** - Images used to show heritage location **Open Street Map - Tasmania** - Map to include to pin locations of heritage sites **Tasmanian Heritage Register** - The location of heritage sites to be placed on map #community benefit #launceston #spatial data #heritage
Human approach to mobility Just me AU - Tasmania - Hobart [Physical] 1 5 Our project looks at the locations for mobility success in Hobart and draws out some of the challenges for uptake #micromobility
Hypervoxels Hypervoxel Inc AU - Victoria [Digital] 3 1 **Emergency Response** requires offline data access. The **Hypervoxels** project strategy proves that a system combining huge amounts of historical, real-time stream, and user generated data, with the right technology choices, can provide a highly accessible geo-based data system for use **during** emergencies. _If_ developed and implemented during peace-time, this system _could_ be adopted rapidly with very few barriers, requiring only a device, web browser, and occasional network access. Our project is technology agnostic, vendor agnostic, completely open source, and requires **no app store, account sign-up or prior knowledge** for the public to make full use of the service. We explored the best technologies that could be used to deliver consistent and accessible data, then used live feeds and historical data related to emergency management, climate, citizen incident reports to create a visualisation that represents what could be built. We considered uniform data structures, network structures, security architecture, bandwidth constraints, automated system deployment (devops) and software license constraints to develop a **national emergency data management strategy.** Work on Babelfish 42.0 resulted in two vector and value datasets converted from their hosted format into geo-located multi-value point data. Those samples did not make it into the ARGIS demo, but proved that we could convert various data formats into hypervoxel database suitable for streaming, distribution, uniformity etc. Some datasets included in the main web app are listed below. Wave power: The wave resource data is made available from the jointly funded CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere and Australian Renewable Energy Agency Australian Wave Energy Atlas Project. Bushfire Prone Area (July 2017) Potential intensity classes within the Bushfire Prone Area are calculated by combining information on Potential Fuel Load, Maximum Landscape Slope and Fire Weather Severity to calculate Potential Fire-line Intensity from Public Safety Business Agency Managed by PublicSafetyQld_Data Air quality data comes directly from EPA air monitoring stations via EPA API MODIS Fire Activity TD03-Copier Regional Fire Management - Planned Burns PCS conducts a number of prescribed burns each year in and around urban and rural areas across Canberra and Googong Foreshore (NSW) to prepare for the upcoming fire season. Fire History Scar Aggregated historic fire severity classification from 1998 onward for wildfires. It currently has all of the fire sev classification done from FIRE_SEV98 to FIRE_SEV09 as well as Grampians Victoria valley complex 2013 and Grampians northern complex 2014 Fire Danger Ratings - 4 Day Forecast (VIC) Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Ratings (All fire districts) synced from VIC Bushfire Observations - Current Burn Area VIC Incidents National_Fire_Extent_v20200211 Waze Live Incidents - Bushfire Response QFES Bushfire Current Incidents Hosted Public View #offline #opensource
I Did A Science Unlucky 13 - USC AU - Queensland - Sunshine Coast [Digital] 2 11 I did a science is an app that incorporates 2 challenges. The Hidden Gem and Science Tasker. This app has been designed to inform people of what local attractions are within there 5km of there residents. This app would also incorporate science tasker, on peoples walks within the 5km radius of their home. This app would be a game that can be played and gain points while collecting data and information for scientists to continue their research while not being able to leave home. Property and suburb divisions were used to determine play area boundaries, the rest of the data was used to create areas of interest within play areas for gameplay purposes and to help plot routes of interest between the user's current location and the given test site, by stringing routes between points of interest. #phone app #game #gameified map #after covid-19 #public participation #science
iFAS (instant Fire Alert System) MERITS AU - New South Wales [Digital] 5 iFAS – Instant Fire Alert System to alert residents at different stages of fire iFAS is built to collect real time data using ad hoc sensor network deployed into the bushes. From the deployed area the system gets smoke, heat, animal movement, humidity, and environmental sound data to be processed by an AI and Machine learning based system to develop an alert system. BOM rainfall data Annual rainfall is not changing much- not helping bushfires CSIRO Publication Blanchi, Raphaele; Leonard, Justin; Haynes, Katharine; Opie, Kimberley; James, Melissa; Kilinc, Musa; de Oliveira, Felipe D.; van den Honert, Rob. Life and house loss database description and analysis: final report. CSIRO; 2012. Bushfire fatalities trend. Impact of decision on fatalities. Insight is – was prepared, had time and plan, but couldnot avoid. Fatalities by state – VIC has the most. No of total annual fire ban days in all of Victoria. CFA Total Fire Ban History since 1945 total-fire-ban-history-1945-to-2014 #messaging system #alarm #emergency #extreme weather #evacuation #ifas #data analysis #qld #nsw #vic #telstra api #csiro #govhack #bushfire
ImpGovServ GoVic AU - Victoria [Digital] 1 1 Everyone is living in an uncertain conditions due to Covid-19 Managing Health and Wealth is a big issue Many in the community don’t know what’s happening around them and what actions to take Making the public aware of the consequences Data visualisations tells the story about the effects Community should be aware of what’s happening around them as quick as possible By spreading awareness using Graphical visualisations with the community can react to the events #governmentservices #datavisualisation #important government services #government #covid #health #data
Industry analyser Keyboard warriors AU - Australian Capital Territory [Digital] 5 6 Industry analyser is aimed to provide a data-driven solution to the current challenges the labour market is facing. It provides insights from both macro and micro perspectives. Industry analyser consolidates over 20 unique open datasets from public and private sections to build industry profiles. For government users, industry analyser provides a macro view of the status job market. It provides job growth, current employment rate, average income, cost of living as well as available funding programs which gives the public sector big pictures of different industries. As for the employers, industry analyser provides visualised insights on the number of job seekers, industry growth, and average salary to pay for a particular job they are interested to publish. It can be used by the businesses to create strategies with more information on potential opportunities, related industry profiles, profits and expenses. It also allow employers to create job ads and added hashtags with the skill & experience level they desired to have which will then be used to match with the profiles job seekers created. The job ad function can help to streamline the application filtering process and find better matches. For job seekers, industry analyser can help them to find the useful industry information. They are able to find out what jobs are/will be in demand and the expected income level. Industry analyser can also help the employee to make better financial plans. The superannuation estimator can assist to calculate the final superannuation amount till retirement with the option. The job seekers can also have a visual understanding of how withdrawing super during COVID-19 can impact their final savings. Industry analyser will also provide information on the available programs users can seek financial help from (such as the job-seeker program). Education pathway program information is also provided so they can upskill themselves and be qualified for the occupation. In order to help citizens to be aware of the financial, social, economical challenges as a result of COVID-19 and other crisis, Industry analyser used a range of statistical techniques to extrapolate new insights. Normalisation and individualised thresholds are then applied to produce Ease of living (EOL) scores out of 10. These scores represent the calibre of these EOL indicators in various industries in our current and future states. These EOL scores can be used by individuals to help them make informed choices regarding getting into different industries. The government then can use the insights to identify people & industry for targeted support, financial or otherwise. We also came up with a Machines Learnning Model using the following datasets: 1) Jobseeker data 2) ATO - Rental dataset by State and postcodes, Annual incomes by occupation groups Census data 3) Labour Force Data 4) ABS Jobs in Australia data set 5) ABS Industry data sets 6) ABS Population data sets 7) IndustryAssociation Growth Plans The predictive AI model that compares overall livability for people in need. #job #data-driven #seekers #investment #addistance #super #digital #employment #covid-19
iSafe Hackpackers AU - New South Wales [Digital] 3 4 # iSafe This is an app that engages the users to report any hazards and at the same time alerts them either if some user in the area has reported a hazard or a government agency sending the alerts. This also cautions the users based on the historical data of disasters when they are in those affected areas. #Engage community.
JobReady: Improving Employment Outcomes for Everyone Team WUCHU AU - Queensland [Digital] 1 2 Keeping Australians employed has always been a top priority and responsibility of governments, businesses, and job seekers. **JobReady** is all about improving the relationships between all those involved in the process from non-profit providers to the local bakery that finds itself understaffed. We strive to do this through leveraging existing jobseeker and employment expenditure data to identify problem areas as well as create meaningful digital tools for both job seekers and employers. #### What data sets were used **1. Job seeker data May 2020** This data set contains information on those participating in *JobActive* and other online employment services. It holds responses to *Job Seeker Classification Instrument (JSCI)* questions such as educational attainment and recent employment activities. **2. Employment Fund Expenditure Data** This data set contains information from 2015 to 2017 on the transactions involving the employment fund and expenditures for job seeker needs. Employment providers request the use of employment fund credits on behalf of job seekers and are reimbursed for these expenditures. It also contains information on the job seeker's educational attainment, gender, age group, and employment characteristics. #### How the data was used **Job seeker data:** The idea was to visualise the data using a map graphic to assist job seekers, employers, and government to understand the labour market and be better informed in making decisions. In this way, we were able to summarise key figures and present them in graphs for analysis to then be utilised in JobReady's online implementation. The data was manipulated through *Python* and *pandas* library. **Employment fund expenditure data:** The expenditure information was graphed to show summary statistics on transactions that occurred through the employment fund pool. This enabled us to draw insights from the data. We also developed a concept of idea to use this data in future by combining it with jobseeker data to provide valuable data sets to decision makers. #### What story does it tell *JobActive* is an indispensable tool when it comes to connecting job seekers with employment opportunities. We saw a space for an improved user experience and this is what we hope our use of data shows. **JobReady** acts as an add-on to JobActive by providing a more engaging user experience with insights for everyone involved in the employment environment, from government, to employers, to job seekers. Our other efforts in this challenge strive to empower the use of complementary data sets such as the employment fund expenditure data in conjunction with current operational systems such as *JobActive* to create new ways to transform data. #jobseeker #jobsearch #jobactive #jobready #employment
Language of Power Thaum AU - Australian Capital Territory [Digital] 2 4 Insights from the Thaum AI team. We ran our NLP model on over 150,000 transcripts of Australian politicians and generated visualisations that display sentiment (emotional tone) of public discourse in marginal topics. We hope that with this information and AI Driven Knowledge Base we can be more mindful of our language and how it is percieved and the affect that has as it co-evolves over time with culture, disasters, protest, and media. Ultimately, we hope this allows us to better understand and communicate with each other. Building empathy, respect, and self-awareness. I truly believe we're going to have a good old age. Our primary focus was collecting and cleaning as much publicly available political textual data. Our primary datasets were the following: Australian parliament - Record of Proceedings -Hansard API!/rows=15/sort=score%20desc/class=collection/q=hansard/p=1/ We found that the Australian parliament Hansard API very complete and easy to use. However, the Hansard XML files have a lot extraneous data that needed to be cleansed before we could apply NLP data. We had a couple of use-cases for this dataset: (1) general sentiment analysis conditioned on party affiliation, (2) linguistic and semantic choices conditioned on party affiliation, (3) language and sentiment expression depending on debate topic. Commonwealth Parliamentary Debates (Hansard), 1901-1980 We used this dataset to test our approach to the above while we obtained newer data. PM Transcripts repository This dataset had many significant issues that needed to be overcome before we could use it. In particular, the content is often in interview format. This means that analysis of PM language and sentiment would be mixed with that of the interviewer. Parsing this data proved difficult because the transcription formats varied quite a bit. This meant that we had to drop a lot of data. Furthermore, much of the data has been transcribed using OCR which has done a poor job. Our approach to getting around this was applying an automatic spellchecker. However, this is a far from perfect solution. We used this for many different analyses: (1) PM sentiment, emotion and fine-emotion over time, (2) identifying PM rhetoric, (3) analysis of crisis response and language. Federal Election speeches Parliamentary press releases relating to immigrants and refugees We used this to determine keywords for searching for crisis response language. #natural language processing #sentiment analysis #machine learning #artificial intelligence #social awareness #empathy #psychology #nlp
Lights of Hobart SAAmigos AU - South Australia [Digital] 1 7 Our project topic is focused towards reducing the energy consumption in City of Hobart with maintaining the safety of public without lighting the empty streets. Also, we would like to suggest some ideas towards the reduction in the usage of lights, in order to make way for dark skies! We aim to study the timings of parks to check the usage of lights; to understand the number of people living based on postcode; understanding the amount of energy used and renewable energy generated; understanding the Wattage of Lamps; understanding what type of lamps are used; understanding the costs of installation using all the mentioned datasets. #energy #lighting #darksky #hobart
Lights Out Lights Out AU - New South Wales [Digital] 2 7 ## The Problem Street lighting comprises of 14.8% (9,935 GJ) of total energy used by the City of Hobart, and is a major contributor to electrical and greenhouse gas usage in all cities. The City of Hobart spends approximately $1.5 - $2 million dollars a year and would like to investigate strategies to reduce their energy costs and light pollution. There are over 5,000 street lights in the City of Hobart, where only 300 are managed by the city. The rest of the lights are managed by TasNetworks and are unmetered. This means regardless if the light is on, off, or dimmed, the council pays the full 10 hours a day. We wanted to investigate 4 main ideas: * Which bulbs are the most effective, and is it cost-effective to swap bulbs? * Is it worth metering individual poles to reduce electricity costs from dimming, with and without sensors? * Are solar poles worth the cost? * Can we make use of IoT and wireless technologies to make our community more sustainable? To investigate this, we looked into street light data set from the City of Hobart, as well as data on historical energy usage and foot traffic in the CBD. ## Our Solution We created a webapp to help City of Hobart make decisions in regards to lighting. ( ## Our Recommendation ##### 1. Phase out old MV lamps LED bulbs are twice as efficient as MV bulbs in terms of luminosity per watt. We recommend swapping high wattage MV bulbs with lower wattage LED bulbs to greatly reduce electrical cost, while maintainging similar luminosity levels. Overall, we recommend phasing into LED bulbs, which provide other benefits of life-span, ability to be dimmed, reduced light pollution and it is the most used lights in smart cities. * We propose swapping out 400 W MV bulbs with 250 W LED bulbs on major roads and highways. * We propose swapping out 125 W and 150 W MV bulbs with 18 W LED bulbs on minor roads in residential areas. ##### 2. Metering, dimming and sensors are not cost effective Dimming has the greatest potential in residential areas, where we do not require the street lights to always be on. However, dimming existing efficient 18 W LED lights has minimal electrical cost savings. Accounting for the expensive upfront meter box installation costs, we do not recommend installing individual metering or sensors for each light pole. ##### 3. Adapting to solar We wanted to investigate the benefit of installing solar poles, as a permanent electrical solution by weighing up the benefits and costs. The main advantage of solar poles is that they are a permanent electrical solution. As solar is a renewable energy source, solar poles take street lights off the grid permanently, which means permanent electricity savings from usage per kilowatt hour as well as network charges. This also means the lights are invulnerable to electricity outages, which provides added safety to the city. Solar poles also have an average lifespan of 20 years and have low maintenance costs associated with it. Some solar poles also have a sensor option available, which can reduce light pollution in areas that are deserted at night. The major downside is that solar poles have an expensive upfront cost. Using the given inputs provided by the City of Hobart, we have done a cost analysis and found that the average payback period for street lights with inefficient bulbs is around 13 years. This is less than the average lifespan and indicates the long term payoff by switching to solar poles. Solar energy can also be inconsistent as it is reliant on weather factors such as UV index, cloud coverage and daylight hours, however we have seen solar poles with batteries that last 3 days without charging. We recommend a 4 phase solar pole rollout targeted at major foot traffic areas to maximise the greatest social benefit and attract people towards the city centre. We also made sure each phase was within the City of Hobart's annual street light budget, making this a realistic plan. ##### 4. Embracing a smart future We know cities are constantly on the lookout for smart solutions to enhance city vibrancy and promote local businesses by attracting local and overseas tourists. With this in mind, we propose building on the sustainable solar poles and adding in street friendly features such as a solar charging station for small devices. We also believe we can harness the power of IoT by connecting each solar pole to a cloud. Councils are able to utilise these wireless connections by feeding in inputs such as forecasted weather, UV index, cloud coverage. This allows the council to adjust the dimming to accomodate for special public events such as New Years, which may draw large crowds out into the city late at night. This flexibility provides the citizens with safe lighting, as well as meeting the council's energy and sustainability requirements. ## Our Team * Emily Shen * Alfred Zou * Heng Wang * Arnab Mukherjee Dataset: City of Hobart Energy Savings Action Plan Description of Use: Report was used to obtain a greater understanding of the City of Hobart council's future intentions to rectify the lighting issue. Greenhouse Gas Emissions And Energy Use Annual Report 2017 - 2018 Description of Use: Report was used to understand the City of Hobart council's interest in solar poles, as well as other smart features for the city centre. City of Hobart Energy Efficiency Tour Description of Use: Report was utilised to provide crucial context into Hobart's street lighting problem to drive decision making. This allowed our team to think as a city council would, which drove our recommendations in a realistic, viable and sustainable manner that is forward thinking. Hobart City Smart Cities Action Plan Description of Use: Report allowed us to broaden the use cases of street lamps by incorporating additional features that align with the strategy and plans declared by City of Hobart for a smarter city. We were able to see the council's appetite for innovation and a smarter city. Hobart City Strategy Report Description of Use: Report was utilised for information to further enhance analysis of street lights and provide a more holistic picture of the City of Hobart. Street Light costs - open data Description of Use: Data was utilised to obtain the figures given to form budgets around the recommendation plan given. This formed the framework for our recommendations and ensured our recommendations and strategy for the City of Hobart was realistic and viable. This was tailored for the City of Hobart, however the costs and budget can easily be adapted and changed for any council in any state or country. Street Lights - open data Description of Use: Data was utilised to perform analysis on the street lights within the City of Hobart, using features such as the type of street lamp, wattage and coordinates. We were able to extrapolate the different use cases for each lightbulb and base our recommendations on that eg. highways would require a stronger lightbulb for driver safety. #street lighting #solar poles #smart city #renewable energy #open data #council #iot #hobart
Liquor and Gaming Community Insights In2Teq Proj B AU - New South Wales [Digital] 1 3 This is a proposed enhancement to the Liquor and Gaming NSW Live Data portal to encourage active community participation in the licensing process. In this project, we propose that the Liquor and Gaming NSW data be enhanced with data from other state agencies for a more meaningful engagement of the local community. Relevant data sets are from the NSW Department of Education and Transport for NSW Open Data.
Liquor & Gaming Analytics AI_Accelerators AU - Victoria [Digital] 1 2 Use Liquor & Gaming NSW data to present information about licensed premises in NSW to customers. We have provided Conversational platform where user can ask various queries regarding liquor and gaming premises. In addition, We have created an analytics dashboard using Tableau - The 1st dashboard shows the overall license type and then license type based on various parameters like Unrestricted, Right to keep gaming etc. In the 2nd dashboard, Based on choice of Suburbs and other filters, customer can drill down to the addresses of the qualified premises. The customer can further use "Find my LIA band tool" to locate the address on the map.
LivCity Team-IO NZ - New Zealand [Digital] 5 3 LivCity is an application that allows a city to gain community sources information on selected areas. This app functions by an administrator or researcher selecting an area to question, this could be for example regarding air pollution, traffic, safety, waste and more. Using feedback from the community, the appropriate authorities can develop needed infrastructure in areas or appropriate social services, greatly improving the efficiency, usefulness, and bringing innovation to the community. In certain scenarios for example if traffic lights need to be replaced in an area the administrator may post contracts to replace the traffic lights, companies can bid on these contracts and whoever gives the best proposal will win the contract. Users will be presented with a notification with a questionnaire to fill out regarding the area they have just visited, once these have been answered the user is then moved to a chat bot for more extensive issues. The app may also question the user on their own personal experience of their mental health during lockdown, this will provide useful information to the scientific community. The users will be able to view relevant data through the application, this data will be sourced from government data sets and data that is generated from the community. This app will not only give the government a deep view into our cities, roads, reserves and public spaces but it will also provide views of the people and their collective state of mind. There is also an economic advantage of this app as repairing and creating new infrastructure can be done in a more efficient and innovative way. Picture Repo: Download the app from [Github Releases]( 1-Performance of Public Transport Services -Shows the range of boards across the years by number of people, across the regions in the country. -shows the fares and compares them across the years and the regions in the country by the total collected fares. 2-Calendar Year Visitor Estimates for Parks & Wildlife NT -Showed the locations and names of the parks -showed the descriptions and photographs 3-NZ Crimes Statistics Tables -shows areas affected by different types of crimes -shows percentage change of crime rates over a specified time period.
Live Job Live Job AU - Victoria [Digital] 1 5 The Live Job will enhance overall experience the way many job seekers receive services. 1. The Department of Education, Skills & Employment currently provides a digital service to job seekers, employers and employment services providers. There is a need to significantly improve this service for frictionless experience through Live Job, a more adaptive, responsive and modern technology solution. 2. The digital platform will build on existing capabilities and bring new capabilities to deliver for the changing needs of all the users (job seekers, employers and employment services providers) using various DPA technologies which includes but not limited to AI, ML, Process Mining, Data Mining, RPA, OCR etc. 3. Objective of our solution is to combine the effectiveness of traditional website with engagement power of Mobile and digital channels 4. Employment Service Providers are under tremendous strain, our solution aims to help them with the tools and dashboards to do their job more effectively. 5. The solution leverages an opportunity to a create a Uber like Crowd sourcing system of ‘Buddies’ to bridge the scarcity of Service Providers and forms a community of Job Seekers 6. We also would like to expand the ecosystem of Job Market through use of API economy to include more participants (like other Job Portals, universities & companies) Out of all the Occupation Category Health Professional and Trade Workers are ones where there is more than 90% positions with shortage on Vacancies (Dataset - Ratings Summary – Labor Market Analysis) 2. for all occupation there is significant increases in Internet Advertisement by 2% compared to previous year (Dataset - National occupational cluster reports) 3. Out of 60% Qualified Applicants from Total Applicants only 30% are Suitable for Vacancies. (Dataset - National occupational cluster reports) 4. Overall average 40% of the employer are attracted to suitable applicant for vacancies in various industries (Dataset - National occupational cluster reports) 5. Based on Past month data about 52% job seekers used their smartphones and 26% used laptop to access internet (Dataset - Job Seeker Data) 6. 81 % of Employers from remote and very remote areas willing to recruit while 41% faced recruitment difficulty due to location- Location (Dataset – Employer Survey) 7. Skills play important role as for 56% of employer for Sales and Personal service positions personal qualities was focused over technical skills while for 45% of employer for trade workers position technical skills were of utmost importance (Dataset – Employer Survey) 8. Only 53% Job Seeker used Job Boards and Recruitment Website as recruitment method rest was mostly through social media, WOM and Direct communication (Dataset – Employer Survey) 9. Over the time Social Media become more preferred for Job Search compared to Newspaper as there is decrease in Newspaper recruitment from 13% to 8% while increase in social media recruitment from 7% to 14% (Dataset – Employer Survey) #job seekers #human centric design #employment service providers #employers #employment #skills #digital api #geolocation #job assistance #jobs #process automation #customer engagement #digital experience #buddy system #employment assistance #ai #ml
local 4U local 4U NZ - New Zealand [Digital] 5 7 2020 has challenged the human race, the Corona Virus has ripped into the very core of who we are and how we go about our lives. In such times there needs to be great learnings to help make sense of this period and to heal and mend. Senior members of our community have struggled through this period, “we were not prepared, we did not have supports in place, we did not know what was happening, there were so much news and conflicting information. People were taking actions around us but not allowing us to be in control.” They have felt more isolated, fearful, and left out of our communities because there was nothing in place to tell the community what they needed. This challenge is about connecting, communicating, and delivering services through the power of conversation and the melding of this into data. Feeling the power of connection through korero. Local 4U is a tool even a weapon for a regional community, local 4U will give a regional community immediate strength and power to serve its community and act immediately in times of crisis or a pandemic. It’s a power-packed app that is intuitive, it understands that not everybody loves technology, but everybody needs technology. The app absorbs the information and responds with services or solutions. Regional governments and individuals will administer the app as partners. Initially, the app will support seniors in regional communities. The app can simply chat with a person to extract the information needed to support the person, like chatting to a best friend. Local 4U will ask a series of questions to attain the person's demographic details such as their mental and physical health, challenges they may face, their shopping needs, activities they enjoy, their home life and if there is a family member and or carer they would like to have included in emails and any actions that are required to support the senior. The app will support and act in the event of a personal emergency, regional, or state emergency providing both the person and regional government with details to enable them to take action immediately. A chat platform can also be opened to make sure residents are receiving authentic regular updates and ask the regional government questions. The app is also critical to the regional government, the individual agrees to have their data used to provide the regional government with analytics about the needs of the aged community. It supports business cases for funding streams and grants. The data is also used to determine the community infrastructure requirements and services for its seniors. Local 4U has a much broader use within the community as a whole. Over time it will be rolled out to all individuals within a regional community, supporting the the whole community and providing regional governments with the information and tools to be an integral part of the community. People from the community can use this app as a way to share their experience, talk about their issues with other people in the community or even engage with the regional council authorities and know about the mental health help available in their community. This tool would break the biggest challenge that the people have which is to identify someone who lives inches away from you who feel the same way as you. Local 4U team understands the power of Kōrero, hence provides a platform for communities to get together, communicate to one another and get through together during these difficult times. We used the 2018 census data to get the demographic values such as number of people in each regional council by age groups.In addition tothat we used the Capital and Coast District Health Board data to get information on the general practioner's available in each suburbrs in wellingtion. We also used a variety of datasets that were available from Wellington regional council open data sources. These were used to collection information such as hospitals, medical centers, police stations and emergency hubs by suburbs in the greater wellington region. The application that we designed also collects the data from the users for providing them the necessary assistance.
locali ☕ Big Sunday AU - Queensland [Digital] 5 5 &nbsp; #Locali *locali* is handy app to connect local businesses and residents, providing a safe and secure way for customers to check in, while also providing crucial data to businesses and the government. *locali* connects local business and residents, encouraging them to shop, explore and play... 'locali'! For residents, this is a handy guide to beat boredom, support local businesses, stay safe and connected within their community both during and after COVID. *locali* also empowers businesses by providing them with a platform to engage with their local community in a COVID-safe way. We decided that isolation and lock down can feel pretty meaningless - so we wanted to add some gamification through an achievement system. Residents earn badges when they securely check in to destinations via *locali*. &nbsp; [![Watch video](]( &nbsp; # Problems we identified * Local businesses are suffering during COVID * There's no incentive for people to use the COVID safe app * Data in this area is being maintained separately by businesses. There is a fragmented approach and it puts additional stress on businesses, who are already having a hard time to stay afloat * Residents are unsure about where and how their data is being stored * Residents are feeling isolated and are staying indoors more which has an impact on mental and physical health &nbsp; &nbsp; ![locali mockup]( &nbsp; # How locali solves these problems * Providing a platform for local businesses to connect directly with customers and offer discounts * Creating a gamification and reward system for customers, which incentivize check-ins * Taking the burden of data collection off businesses * Giving customers and residents confidence that their data is not being exposed to third parties, or other customers (i.e. paper lists with names and phone numbers on a café counter) * Offering a fun experience during uncertain times and giving meaning to COVID life ![locali mockup]( ![locali gif]( &nbsp; # Features * One-time sign up and verification - this ensures customer details are legitimate * Search your suburb to find discounts at local businesses, nearby parks, public art pieces and historic landmarks * Badge and achievement system - earn badges when checking in to certain businesses or landmarks * Business dashboard - businesses can set their capacity limit based on restrictions, view average time spent in store per customer * COVIDSafe knowledge hub with resources for businesses * Improved tracking of potential COVID contacts * No more paper lists or spreadsheets with personal data stored on them! 😍 &nbsp; ![locali desktop mockup]( &nbsp; # Tech used HTML, SCSS, React, React Bootstrap, Lottie &nbsp; # Additional features & stretch goals Due to the nature of GovHack, there were many features we thought of and would love to implement, but did not have time for. These include: * GPS functionality and map integration to allow users to spot *locali* businesses and landmarks in their area * Extended dashboard functionality allowing businesses to offer discount codes when badges are unlocked * Admin dashboard view to enable authorised government employees to view data per business or landmark, including check-in and capacity statistics * Suburb reporting features to allow authorised government employees to generate reports to allow for easier identification of severely impacted businesses * 'Staycation' or day planner for residents &nbsp; # Team Members 👨‍💻 [Aaron Charlton]( | Full Stack Developer 👨‍🎨 [Ivan von Christ]( | UX/UI & Video Designer 👩‍💻 [Genevieve Carter]( | Team Captain & Front End Developer &nbsp; # That's all, folks! See you next year ✨ &nbsp; locali's goal is to provide an omni-search of all things local. For the this project we chose to amalgamate and normalise all selected datasets, ranging from business discounts to historical sites. We chose datasets that we thought were beneficial to our intended users. To decide on our ideal datasets, we created user stories as a team and thought about the human experience during COVID. Many people have had their holidays cancelled and are feeling discouraged by the restrictions. We utilised 12,000 individual pieces of data sourced from multiple datasets, normalised them to work in harmony with eachother and provide the ultimate staycation - all while staying COVIDSafe! *For more information on how locali uses each specific dataset, refer to the Team DataSets section below*
Mask Count Citizen Scientists AU - Victoria [Digital] 3 1 Our solution leverages the power of Citizen Science by providing a counting tool to shed light on mask-wearing compliance across Victoria. The data collected will populate a heat map visualization in real-time, within postcode boundaries. This will allow us to demonstrate the proportion of those wearing masks compared to the total individuals observed within all postcodes. # GovHack 2020 - Citizen Science # Introduction Victoria is currently in the middle of their second lockdown and to control the spread of coronavirus, for the first time in history, wearing face coverings is now mandatory for all of Victoria. We spoke to some people in Melbourne, and they’ve seen a lot of people not doing the right thing. There are even anti-mask protestors. Our problem statement is, how do we measure the level of compliance around wearing masks, so that messages provided by the government is effective in keeping people vigilant and doing their part to flatten the curve? Our solution leverages the power of Citizen Science by providing a counting tool to measure mask-wearing compliance across Victoria. # The MaskCount App We’ve created a simple citizen science app called MaskCount where Australians can opt in to help collect data and contribute to science and our understanding of what is happening in Victoria. Volunteers will go outside within restrictions, count the number of mask-wearers and non-mask wearers, from as little as 10 minutes to an hour (but safely of course) and help collect these numbers based on location and time. ![]( # The Data - Dashboard The data collected will populate a heat map visualization in real-time. Phone GPS coordinates will be matched to postcode boundaries ( This will allow us to demonstrate the proportion of those wearing masks compared to the total individuals observed within all postcodes. # Impact Our citizen science app and the data collected will help scientists in the future understand the impact of a modern pandemic and unprecedented restrictions on Australians. It will also assist government in allocating monitoring/surveillance resources to control the spread # Technologies used - Python - React native - Tableau - Figma - MongoDB ![]( # Project Repositories - [mobile-application] - [app services] - [data visualisation] # Team Members Dante Vacirca Mike Edmonds Claudia Wang Tri Huynh Peggy Wei #citizen-science #masks #gov-hack #covid-19
#Materials Numbers Matters!! GoVic AU - Victoria [Digital] 2 1 Plastic is the main source of Water waste. Materials dumping numbers tells the story of how we are polluting the aquatic life and waterways. Rubbish Management is a Universal problem Awareness is the most effective way of reducing the plastic materials. The data provided by "Australian Marine Debris Initiative" gives us the data on how much rubbish we are throwing into the waters. We created an animated graph to show how much rubbish we are throwing into the waters. We should publish this kind of Data visualisations through social media and other publications. #clean waterways #no plastic #no dumping materials #animated graphs #data visualisations #cleanwaterways #noplastic #nodumpingmaterials #animatedgraphs #datavisualisations
Meented Menteed AU - Victoria [Digital] 1 Menteed is a market place to create a social productive group that can enable each other to support the community of workforce by joining the strategic workforce in addition to contributing to the economy by assisting fellow community members to up skill by consuming specific services provided on the digital platform. We achieve our mission with productive group —students & alumni, staff, and corporate, community and social partners by setting expectations, offering support through the digital platform, and delivering quality service with a commitment to cultural diversity enabling competency. -> Since past two decades the employment rate for South Australia has been increasing. -> TrendAndSeasonality graph depicts that there is seasonality as well as an Upward trend in the employment rate of South Australia since two decades. -> ARIMA model is used to forecast the employment rate for year 2020 and it is evident from the SAPreCovid image that the rate rises given no pandemic had occurred. -> However, due to the Covid pandemic the employment rates falls in 2020 and the ARIMA model forecasts that the employment rate will gradually increase (slope is smaller as compared to the pre covid graph) post Covid pandemic. #unemployment #digitalplatform #digital #employment #skills #jobs
Memo Tas iWing AU - Tasmania [Digital] 5 3 **Memo Tas** History edited by all Tasmanians. There are lots of historical materials in Tasmanian Heritage Dataset. It is a rich resource for historians to study but it is hard for ordinary people who want to generally know about the heritage, such as visitors and new residents, to identify and retrieve the best material. Memo Tas is inspired by Wikipedia. It is an app, or you can say a platform, that enables all Tasmanians to collaborate to work out the best materials for Tasmania heritages and provide all users with an easier way to explore Tasmania’s rich history. Also, this app will provide tourists with better travel experience, thereby promoting the development of tourism and the economy in Tasmania. How it works: We first use the Tasmanian Heritage Registered to locate historic buildings or sites on our real-time map. Historical materials retrieved by keywords from Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office and Trove (National Library of Australia) are linked to the historical sites. All users can rank the materials or post their own materials and stories to supplement the instruction of the heritage. The most popular materials then are shown as the recommended instructions to provide all Tasmanians and visitors with a better understanding of the heritage. This will surely benefit residents in our community and visitors from all over the world by providing them vivid and easy accessed Tasmanian history. Nowadays, the easiest way of searching a historic site may be glancing over a real-time digital map. For convenient access, we first pin all historic buildings or sites on google map and Tasmanian Heritage Registered contains the information we need. The foundation of our app is the bunches of written, photo and video materials from datasets provided by Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office and Trove (National Library of Australia). These materials are linked to the relevant interest points and all users can rank their favourite ones or supplement their own materials. The most popular materials and stories will be shown on the first page to build a more vivid and detailed history for all Tasmanians and visitors. #app web application history tasmanians collaboration ranking recommendation residents tourists economy
Minterim Hack to the Future AU - Western Australia [Digital] 2 7 We are hack-to-the-future. A team of 6 people submitting an entry to Gov Hack 2020. Made up of Developers, Electrical, Mechanical and Software Engineers in different States. For our team submission we have chosen to focus on the following challenge: Challenge: Data, Job-Seekers & Digital Employment Services. While working through this Challenge during the Gov Hack weekend, we uncovered a series of problems facing the DESE. Here are 6 of these problems: Problem 1: a record number and rapidly growing 1.3 million case load of unemployed people in Australia. Problem 2: large percentage of job seekers / unemployed people now actively doing their searching alone without the use of a govt employment service provider. (90%+ technological literacy in Australia; smartphones with hot spot capability in remote and regional Australia); DESE wants to ensure that digital self-management of job search without an employment services provider is responsive and suitable for job seekers. Problem 3: due to COVID-19, Australians in certain industries, skill fields & businesses are now having to look at other skills / areas of work due to their places of employment closing. Many businesses simply won’t have the finances to reopen after COVID-19. Problem 4: job seekers without any references or experience in a particular field or skill will face difficulties in being able to find paid employment in a different career path (even more so during these new COVID-19 times that we live in as fewer and fewer job vacancies exist). Problem 5: not every job seeker is fully computer literate so any online services for job seekers needs to be ultra-simple to cater for the lower level literacy client base segment. Problem 6: the traditional story is finished off getting qualifications in one profession and staying in 1 company for the rest of your life. People are now being required to get one skill / job, profession as a stepping stone to another skill /job. During the gov hack weekend we looked at both the datasets provided via the gov hack as well as sourcing additional datasets. While looking at the datasets we asked a series of questions including: What suburbs are the unemployed? What ages are the unemployed? How long have they been unemployed? What are the barriers to each person being unemployed? How many are comfortable using online employment services? How to communicate with the unemployed clients? In what suburbs in Australia do we have the largest increase in unemployed people? In what suburbs in Australia do we have the largest number of unemployed people wanting face to face support looking for work (so that dese can properly allocate resources to those locations)? Are there any areas of employment where Australia has a skills shortage? Which skills are in highest demand by Australian employers? Which occupations require the least skills at the entry level? Which parts of Australia has the largest job vacancies and what jobs are they? 1. From the data that we gathered we felt that a there was a solution that could help job seekers to maintain their mutual obligations in regards to receiving social security payments on the one hand, as well as enhance their employable and chances of finding full time work. 2. The data also suggested that a large percentage of the unemployed case load, particularly those that had entered the work force during COVID-19 were reasonably technologically literate. 3. Data on wireless connectivity across Australia suggested that many job seekers located in regional and remote Australia are now much more able to use their phones as a hotspot to access the internet on their computers using their phones as personal hotspots and so be able to access online job search support services. 4. Data suggested a critical challenge for job seekers not being able to win employment was a lack of references and work experiences in the fields / skill areas that they were wishing to find jobs in. 5. Data emphasised trends of a future workforce – in which one must be a life long learner and the low likelihood of staying in one job/industry. How can we help those looking to transition? Solution: There are two phases for our solution. - The first phase involves a platform that facilitates matching between unpaid short-term work experiences (from employers) with job seekers. With an emphasis on a recommendation system. This is mainly powered by the Job seeker data set (identify demographics of greatest need), skill shortage data set (highlight tasks with greatest employment need), and digital inclusion data set (understand digital accessibility). - The second phase is future feature, on generating skill trees to better guide professional development decisions and illustrate a path to an intended career. This is powered by user-generated data – profile and job listing data on Minterim and Jobactive. Impact: 1. Job seekers completing work tasks could be made to count towards fulfilling mutual obligations while actually improving employability from the experience and skills gained. 2. Addressing the shift towards reliance of digital employment services – this solution benefits many and helps Australia employment landscape recover quicker post-COVID. 3. Greater accessibility to digital services is a positive factor we can use to address COVID-19 created 'gaps' in employment. 4. Recommendation system is what lowers risk for employers and also establishes new networks – allowing job seekers to better access the 'hidden' job market. 5. Skill trees – a graphical representation of what skills could lead to a desired role. Thus, helping guide the professional development of those looking to transition. For more information please also refer to the following: Powerpoint pitch deck slide show: 3 minute video: Website app: Evidence depository: Team website: #job-seeker #covid19 #australia #future-workforce #job-keeper #employment
Money Talks Dirty Cash AU - South Australia [Digital] 1 3 The Australian Government is allowing people financially affected by COVID-19 to apply for early access to their superannuation. But is dipping into your superannuation early a good idea? "If it was always their own money to use as they please, there would never be any superannuation. Because the whole point of superannuation was a great public bargin for the Super Guarantee that I struck with the community .... The deal was: you defer consumption, we give you a low rate of tax." - Paul Keating If your Super balance is lower than people in your demographic this will impact your quality of life in retirement. Compound interest is powerful, to show this we have build: - a calculator to show the difference in your super over time. - a sand graph with the relative tax rates per tax bracket - income adjusted for inflation over time - a calculator to show how your super balance compares to other people like you. How has your tax changed over time? In 1950 the tax rate in the highest tax bracket was 75% on income above 10,000 pounds In 2018 the tax rate in the highest tax bracket was 45% on income above $180,000 Thanks to inflation this makes it difficult to directly compare. So we have created a sand graph of the tax brackets over time with an overlay of your salary today adjusted for inflation. The effective tax rates for individuals has decreased over time. This has been made possible by shifting the burden of care in retirement from the government to the individual through Superannuation. The grow of Australia's population has made this a necessity. 13,123,478 people paid tax in 2007–2008 13,508,101 people paid tax in 2015–2016 so an extra 384,623 people paid tax But The population increased by 2,783,435 over the same time period put another way our tax paying population increased by 2.93% but our overall population increased by 13.24% Surprisingly a large number of people in all age brackets have no super before the governments scheme. This is due to Australia's population increasing through immigration by roughly 250,000 a year net. The average age of migrants to Australia is 40, however when people migrate to Australia they have no superannuation, this potentially means more people will require access to government pensions. The increased number of people supported by the pension makes it difficult to increase the dollar value to each recipient. However the effect of inflation decreases the spending power of the recipients. The aged pension may not exist when you retire. Running different profiles through our tool shows that those with low super balances will have adverse long term effects. Where as those who can afford to withdraw super early will have less of an impact. This is further amplified by the effect of fixed fees on the return of an account with a small balance. #super
MyMSDChat Gone with the Win NZ - New Zealand - Auckland [Digital] 2 3 In a COVID world, where face-to-face contact may not always possible, how do we ensure that individuals can get the support they need in times of uncertainty? MyMSDChat is a chatbot solution to help Work and Income New Zealand cope with increased demand on their resources, and gather data about specific cases. The MyMSDChat app has 3 main functions - It ask’s key fielding questions and provide responses and information - Provides the user with advice and instruction on what to do - And gathers data for case workers Benefit of using MyMSDChat in this situation: - Can feedback to users in realtime without consuming resources - Can resolve simple to intermediate requests in realtime - Can aggregate data and save to a case number to take the strain of case workers Key Facts 1. The unemployment rate fell to 4.0 percent. a) For men, the unemployment rate fell to 3.6 percent, down from 4.0 percent last quarter. b) For women, the unemployment rate rose to 4.4 percent, up from 4.3 percent. 2. The employment rate fell to 66.9 percent. 3. Average weekly earnings (including overtime) fell 2.8 percent 4. Wage rates increased 2.1 percent annually. a) Private sector wages increased by 1.7 percent over the year. b) Public sector wages increased by 3.0 percent over the year. 5. The number of young people who were NEET increased by 13,000 over the year.(Not in Education, Employment or Training) a) 5,000 more young men were NEET. b) 8,000 more young women were NEET 6. 15 to 24 year olds were majorly unemployeed 7. As benefit numbers have grown, so too has the demand for food grants. Last week, MSD handed out more than 67,000 food grants - down from a peak of almost 70,000 a week earlier. 8. There were 184,404 people on Jobseeker benefit at the end of April 2020 and it is still on the increase. 9. The Ministry of Social Development is working to prompt more than 30,000 people who might be eligible for the Covid-19 Income Relief Payment (CIRP) to claim what they are entitled to – and potentially double their income. 10. More troubling are the 54,000 jobs who have been supported for the first time in the last five weeks, and seem to be the most vulnerable when the wage subsidy ends. 11. Treasury released its most up-to-date economic forecasts earlier this month to coincide with the Budget. Those forecasts showed unemployment surging to a peak 9.8 per cent by September this year, but dropping to just 5.7 per cent by 2022.
MyQueensland Assistant Digimatiks AU - Queensland [Digital] 5 3 MyQueensland Assistant is a virtual assistant which tries to have a conversation with a user who is looking to explore Queensland but no idea where to go or what event to attend on a weekend. As a family like ours, who just moved here in Brisbane, we are not yet familiar with all the activities and places to go. So leveraging technology around our house like the Google Home/ Google Hub we can use it to help us get suggestions and recommendations on what events or places to go. Not only the assistant will recommend an event in a place in Queensland you want to go but also it recommends discounts and deals amongst the local shops nearby those recommendations. This way, you can have a great time at the same time save cost. And most importantly helping the local businesses there. # MyQueensland Assistant ## A virtual assistant helping to connect Queenslander to local businesses thru tourism and discounts. ## Problem Statement 1. As a family in Queensland, how can we know latest events in Queensland without doing heavy research before hand. 2. As a local business owner, how do I promote my business to Queenslander and offering them with discount and deals ## Solution 1. Using a google home or google hub assistant, a user can ask the MyQueensland assistant to recommend any events at a particular area. In response, the assistant returns latest events and deals near that area. 2. Any local business owner can upload their deals and discount to the business directory and then this gets picked up by MyQueensland assistant and promote this to all people looking for deals/discount shops near to the place they want to explore. ## Dataset Use - [Business Discount Directory]( Ingest this data daily using cloud functions and load into BigQuery for consumption by webhook used by Dialogflow fullfillment service. We use this data to correlate to events nearby this businesses. - [Events Data - Brisbane City Council]( Ingest this data daily and use Python Pandas to transform data then load to Bigquery to be join later on event's location data - [Events Location - Brisbane City Council]( Ingest this data daily and then load to Bigquery to be join later on event data to get the event's location. ## Technology Use - DialogFlow for Natural Language Understanding - BigQuery for Analytics DB - Firebase Cloud Functions for Serverless API - Google Home for testing google assitant device - Google Nest Hub for testing google assitant device - Node.js for webserver code - Python Pandas for data transformation ## Team Member - Nino - Eunice #smart home devices #google assistant #virtual assistant #shop local #local bussinesses #ai/ml
MySafeWay O.S AU - Australian Capital Territory [Digital] 1 2 MySafeWay "Safer travel for a safer community" The Covid 19 restrictions in the ACT have been easing in the last few weeks, but our responsibility to keep the community safe didn’t. Students are going back to school, employees are going back to work and citizens are, in general, feeling more comfortable going out at the moment. This means that public transport buses and trams are getting more and more crowded. Representing MySafeWay: an updated version of the current MyWay card. Passengers can access all of their travels’ transactions, history and information in the mysafeWay mobile app, which is easy and practical to use. How can this app help monitor new Covid-19 cases? If a new case was unfortunately detected, the patient will be asked if they own a MySafeWay card meaning whether they commute using public transport. If the answer was yes, the MySafeWay application’s database can be used to detect all of the passengers that were on the same bus as the patient in a span of 2 weeks, and notice them to take further protection measurements. This can increasily help stop the Covid-19 spread. Other procedures can be taken in order for this solution to work better, such as: - Regular cleaning disinfecting of buses and trams - Encouraging passenger to wear masks and to social distance - Using the data collected by the mySafeWay application to understand which bus/tram numbers get crowded the most to provide more frequent services of those to citizens. Using the ACTION timetables - Google Transit Feed ( and the Bus stops ( data sets, this card is capable of recording the passengers travel history as follows: - Bus number and route - Tap on station name and timing - Tap off station name and timing All of these recorded data are stored in a bigger database for further use as explained above.
My Vote - The Future of Voting Team Stone Kings & Queens AU - Australian Capital Territory [Digital] 2 28 Over 16.5 million Australians are eligible to vote, however in the 2019 federal election, more than 1.5 million Australians failed to cast their vote – the highest number in almost 100 years. This is due to many factors including a drop in political engagement and the inconvenience of attending a polling place on election day. These barriers present significant challenges to many Australians, preventing some from having their voice heard. According to the Australian Electoral Commission, the cost of running an election has skyrocketed in recent years to $372.5 million dollars of taxpayer money. As the needs and expectations of the Australian community evolves, it’s vital that government services evolve with them. We set out to assist voters to identify ways of voting that are convenient for them and match their circumstances. MyVote is the future of e-voting for Australians as it will provide accessibility, guidance and confidence to vote in future elections. It will allow for planning the most convenient way to vote on election day, electronically vote on a device of choice through the new MyVote platform and learn about the various political parties and their policies to make the most informed decision. For this challenge, we've used WA specific datasets, however similar datasets are available for the other states and at a federal level. Notes including in data source entries. #voting #politics #transformation #inclusive #accessible #apolitical #non-bias #balanced #educational #parliment #senate #government
Nyctophilia Supernova AU - Queensland [Digital] 3 3 Creating darker skies and reducing household lighting energy consumption through nationwide experimentation using IoT!
NZ Pandemics - History and Future Pandemic Perspective NZ - New Zealand - Auckland [Digital] 1 3 This project presents "historical fiction" versions of the 2020 NZ COVID-19 tracking dashboard. These show how that dashboard might have looked in 1918 during the Spanish Flu pandemic (102 years ago) and during an imagined outbreak in 2122 (102 years from now). The story of the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic is told in a narrative and quantitative manner by Dr Geoffrey Rice in his book Black November. In particular, Table 9.1 Geographical distribution of mortality lists deaths by ethnicity by region attributed to the pandemic. The report, Death by Numbers, provided a daily case incidence chart in Figure 3.1, but this was only for the Featherston Military Camp, so national statistics had to be extrapolated or estimated. (Again, this was a work of "fiction" -- BASED on available facts, but where no exact data was available the story was creatively embellished). #pandemic #covid-19
Online Monitoring of High-Voltage Transmission Lines and Bush Fire System iWing AU - Tasmania [Digital] 5 6 Online monitoring of high-voltage transmission lines and bush fire system can perform all-weather, real-time monitoring of the operating conditions of high-voltage transmission lines operating in harsh environments, which can effectively reduce the construction of surrounding lines (dangerous points), wire icing, wind skew, large line spans, wire hanging foreign objects. In addition, it can also detect and monitor if someone climb the tower or not. At the same time, since most of the high-voltage towers are in the suburbs, the online monitoring system can also be used to detect and monitor some disasters. For example, bush fires. Queensland Government Statewide Landcover and Trees Study (SLATS) data: If the high voltage tower is near the area that easily cause bush fire, we can put the device on the tower, then it will detect and monitor the bush fire. NSW Burnt Area - Combined bush fire incident extents: If there are high voltage tower near or in the NSW burnt area, and we can put the devices on the tower to detect and monitor the bush fire. Decadal Forest Fire Danger Index (2006-2096): We can check the Decadal Forest Fire Danger Index, then if the high voltage tower is near the higher index, then we can put our device on the tower to monitor the bush fire. Open Street Map - Tasmania: We can use it to check the high voltage tower which is in the forest. We put our device on the tower, and monitor the bush fire or other damages that cause to high voltage line. LIST irrigation hydro power station: To see the irrigation hydro power station, some station has the high voltage tower. LIST Fire History: If the high voltage tower is near the place which often has fire, we can put our device on that high voltage tower. #high voltage transmission line #high voltage tower #detect #monitor #bush fire #disaster
OZ Circular Economy Gold Coast Hackers AU - Queensland [Digital] 1 3 Use soil type from map to buy compost etc. See our google drive for video
PACT - Pandemic Aged Care Tracking Just A Nurse AU - Queensland [Digital] 2 4 The vision for the weekend was to create a solution that meets the needs of government and residential aged care organisations in meeting the care requirements and community expectations with the view to address the ongoing problem of high risk disease prevalence and pandemics to the elderly in residential aged care. The purpose of the App and web based data portal combination allows for ease of access and usability of staff to screen residents daily (and capturing of important data elements) using smart phone technology as well as accessibility and transparency across residential aged care in Australia. There is an opportunity for the App solution to be used for multiple disease screening across aged care such as Sepsis another disease process that is difficult to recognise early in the elderly for timely escalation and medical treatment and has much higher and poorer outcomes in the elderly than the rest of the population. Using organisations OAuth allows for the organisations staff to log into the App solution ensuring confidentiality and privacy complying with organisation cyber security requirements to access PMI (patient master index) allowing for pre-filling of resident identification and verification information using smart phone technology. We use NAPS provider ID (Australian Government Aged Care and Quality Commission provided ID for all accredited aged care service providers) as the unique identifier of residential aged care across Australia. Residential Aged Care providers use their organisational NAPS (Australian Government Aged care and Quality Commission provided ID for all accredited aged care services) provider ID as the unique identifier. #aged #monitoring #tracking #covid #pandemic
Pā sites of Aotearoa Undefined Behaviour 🔬 NZ - New Zealand [Digital] 2 2 A site that will let you explore some of the many Pā sites from around Aotearoa by seeing them in 3D Using LiDAR data from [LINZ] ( and a list of heritage Pā sites from [DOC] (, [3D models are made] ( for a user to explore. Current Limitations: - google has trouble finding these Scenic and Historic Reserve. - LiDar data isn't available for all of New Zealand. Some district councils have not given their data to LINZ for archiving, so it's not accessible by the public easily. #pā sites #3d #aotearoa #lidar
Plan Your Vote A New Hope AU - Victoria [Digital] 1 3 Team Members Garry Yeoh (Captain) Alex Young David Nguyen As a project team, we wanted to not only inform voters of their voting choices but also to be considerate of the greater community needs in terms of the challenges of distance, remote communities, postal system challenges and support for migrant and aboriginal communities. "Plan your vote" goes beyond presenting options but aims to understand the needs of the voter and to recommend voting options that suits their personal circumstances. We're designed a user interface that aims to be simple and intuitive for both digital and non-digital users incorporating clear language, large-size fonts, large buttons and multi-lingual support. As a nod towards future features we included the potential for unbiased candidate information to help inform voters of who the candidates are and the issues that they represent. A "virtual town" can be joined to represent community discussions on candidates and issues. The app will empower voters and enhance engagement with the voting process across elections. Having a non-technical team we have use the datasets conceptually for the purpose of our submission. We used data sets provided by the Government of Western Australia for the purpose of confirming electorate zones and the location of voting places (including mobile units). For the core mapping experience and average transit times we used a mix of Google API’s including their Transit API and Distance Matrix API. Transperth’s Spatial Data provided a source to gap fill any regional bus/train that may have been missing from Google’s information (which can be spotty outside of metro areas). Through the development of our concept we realised that there was further data sources that we would have liked to have had access to including location based information such as parking availability and wheelchair access. We require (but couldn’t source) unbiased candidate information apart from scaping from constituent websites. Overall we didn’t want to provide just a “basic location based mapping function” but the challenge for many voters goes beyond using a map – it’s may also be the challenge of understanding the pros/cons of the different options and the friction involved in 1) finding the information 2) processing it and 3) making a choice that fits their need.
Plastic Early Warning System AINADEL_Eagles AU - Victoria [Digital] 1
Pops&Grams Supernova AU - Queensland [Digital] 2 Connecting senior citizens with their friends and anonymous kindness! Hackatouille AU - New South Wales [Digital] 5 4 As COVID-19 has swept across the globe, economies around the world have ground to a halt. Governments have taken drastic action to try to control its spread, urging their citizens to socially distance themselves and stay at home. Entire workforces have shifted to working from home, international travel has been put on hold, and social events have moved online. Our once-bustling city centres have become like ghost towns. Our local businesses, especially small businesses, have seen huge casualties because of these changes. Since the social distancing measures were introduced, two-thirds of Australian businesses have reported a loss in revenue, and 1 in 10 businesses have paused their trading completely [1]. These negative impacts have significantly reduced employment levels across the country. Within the hospitality sector, 70% of businesses have been forced to reduce staff hours, while 43% have either made workers redundant or placed them on unpaid leave [1]. These impacts are not due to lockdowns and restrictions alone. Even as businesses begin to re-open, consumer footfall has not gone back to pre-COVID levels. Until a vaccine is found, consumers will continue to socially distance themselves. Australian businesses, and the economy, will continue to struggle. offers a solution, by providing an easy avenue for small businesses to adapt their offering and connect to a large customer base at minimal cost. is a centralised platform that offers care packages to customers consisting of general groceries to specialised goods. These care packages are sourced from local, small businesses. seeks to resolve financial struggles in local businesses by allowing them to pivot their operations through an online channel. Customers who are in social isolation, have limited mobility or do not have access to essential goods are also supported through these care packages. Businesses can prepare care packages consisting of their successful inventory, items that they can no longer effectively sell due to isolation and restrictions, and group these with items they do not offer otherwise. For example, a local store that offers painting lessons can pivot their offering and provide customers with a care package consisting of a beginner painting set, or a painting lesson subscription. Cinemas and theatres can prepare care packages with memorabilia, merchandise, and non-perishable goods. Additionally, businesses can partner up to provide care packages that showcase local goods across multiple industries or within a single theme to promote local tourism and accelerate economic recovery. Customers can purchase care packages for themselves or to send to loved ones. offers both pre-made packages catered to specific needs (e.g. beauty package, sweets package, kids package) and the option to customise care packages. People can choose from a selection of quality-checked items, which are organised on the basis of personal preferences and the financial need of local businesses. Using publicly available taxation data and JobKeeper data, we can identify which local businesses on are struggling the most, and promote their items more. Additionally, we provide information on the items offered by each business, the story behind each business, and a map showing the locations of the businesses in the customer’s local area. In this way, raises awareness of local businesses, and enables people to explore and connect with local hidden gems when restrictions ease. Through our care packages, Presently also caters to people feeling more anxious, depressed and socially disconnected in this time of crisis. In particular, many of our most vulnerable, especially the elderly, have been forced to isolate themselves for protection. Our care packages can help alleviate the loneliness and disconnection that our aged community are experiencing at this time, and help them better connect with their loved ones. More generally, our care packages enable people to nurture and care for themselves and their loved ones, while also supporting small, Australian businesses. Beyond COVID-19, will continue to support small businesses by raising their public profiles and by providing an online platform for them to sell their goods at minimal cost. As online shopping becomes more common, small businesses will have to adapt to ensure their doors can remain open. will help small businesses remain competitive in the digital age. The first iteration of will provide the online service for both businesses and customers, where we offer pre-made care packages. Initially we will offer our services to selected businesses in heavily affected suburbs (e.g. Liverpool in Sydney), and attract the first group of customers through a Kickstarter campaign. This will enable us to refine our offering and customer experiences. The next milestone for will be to incorporate additional features, such as personalised packages, recommended packages based on industries that are struggling, and themed community packages. We will bring aboard more businesses in this phase through online advertising, Government messaging to JobKeeper applicants, and through in-person communications. As the care package offerings increase, we will advertise care packages online to attract end customers. We explored several routes for our business model, from subscription based service for businesses or business partnerships, to a percentage based fee. We will start to implement our business model once we have established our presence within the community. We hope our contribution here will allow anyone to make a difference. **G-Drive Evidence of Work**: **Reference**: [1] We used several datasets to help with the development and bringing our idea to life Our main sources of data are from Treasury ATO Australia Business Register My Victoria We made every effort to use data that adheres to the FAIR Principle, however not all are under the guidelines of FAIR. We used this data to identify several insights on the current circumstance business’ are in. We used ABR Bulk Data to identify the businesses within the customer's local area. We combine the jobkeeper data and tax data from the ATO and treasury to identify businesses that are struggling during the recession and lockdown. We can then highlight these businesses on our platform to increase awareness and allow customers to support them financially. My Victoria data provided additional insights on the each of the community within the region. The Google Maps API has been used to promote a stronger connection between customers and businesses by allowing them to see and empathise businesses that are struggling nearby that they can help. #packages #resilience #caring #post-covid #stay together #small businesses #support #local business #business pivot #reaching out #jobkeeper #tax data #aged-care #connection #economy #recovery #covid #care
Prime Figures Of Speech The Watchmen AU - Victoria [Digital] 1 1 An exploration of the key talking points in our country over the last 60 years, expressed through the lens of language used by our political leaders. Today more than ever we can see the power of political leadership to make or break a country through difficult times. Australia's prime minister is elected to serve our country and speak for our people. Their words should reflect both the sentiment of the people and the cultural themes of their time, as well as set a bold vision for the Australia we all want to create. This project performs a deep dive into tens of thousands of transcripts from prime ministers over the last 60 years. The resulting analysis gives a though-provoking snapshot through time of the issues that have impacted us as a nation, and a rich genesis of some of the critical issues we face today. I used the PM Transcripts Respository as my key data source. This source captures speeches, media releases, press conferences and other official transcripts for prime ministers. I performed significant data munging and cleansing to shape the data into a form where it could be easily consumed and understood in graphical form. The code for this project is at a GitHub repository. This includes the scripts used to manipulate the data, the linked website, and JSON extracts of the summarised data I created, available to others for further analysis. The linked site shows some samples of the analysis I created, for your exploration. #leaders speech language prime minister transcript politics
Prime Minister Speech Analysis Angry Anguses AU - Queensland [Digital] 1 1 Using sentiment analysis and word groupings we can understand how sentiment of our prime ministers has changed, and how they're language might correlate with ongoing events in Australian History Prime Ministers throughout Australian history are there to lead us through difficult and prosperous times. This is usually done by being a source of positive action, or by going on the attack and trying to mitigate weaknesses by being a source of power ## The Data The data used is transcripts from the Prime Minister's speeches as well as press releases and interviews throughout their terms. ## How it's used This data was run through a sentiment analysis using monkey learns API to get an idea of whether or not a Prime Minister's talking points were generally negative, neutral or positive ## The interpretation Viewing this data on a timeline gives us an idea of how each Prime Minister went about their term, and can be linked to major events in Australian history (e.g. wars, recession, terrorism etc.). We could then correlate events to the sentiment, or get an idea of how the Prime Minister at the time went about their leadership. As well as this, comparing speeches with all available data including live interviews, we can see if there's a difference in how each Prime Minister went about scripted speeches versus his demeanor on more ad hoc and casual appearances #prime ministers #leadership #sentiment analysis #australia
Project 1034 HK Oregionals AU - Australian Capital Territory [Digital] 5 ## Datasets used
Project 1064 BushfireAiForecasters AU - Victoria [Digital] 1 2 BushfiresInfo is a One stop shop powered by AI/ML and Intelligent Chatbot for all the information you need regarding Bush Fires. It has the capability to Report and Predict, History of Bushfires. An intelligent chatbot supports easy communication with users and can be potentially used using voice and a variety of languages ( voice and language are further enhancements that can be done ). This application works as early warning system for the inhabitants and authorities using the Satellite image feed and user upload image to predict the occurrence before it will happen. Use it to minimize the losses by taking preemptive course of action. Note: The chatbot has not been exposed on the website as it is an IP product and cannot be shared under a creative commons license. The video provided depicts how the chatbot will look and feel. --- Citation --- Chatbot widget image : Website html template : Bushfire image –1 : Bushfire image –2 : Bushfire image – 3 : Bushfire image – 4 : Australia PM image: Text Content -1 :,to%20an%20increase%20in%20light. Text Content – 2 : Victoria University Economic Geography Plot ( Australia bushfires VIIRS 750m daily ( CFA Total Fire Ban History since 1945 EPA Environment Monitoring API Dataset from Wildfire Smoke Detection challenge ( Twilio messaging api to alert citizens and authorities( Consent has been obtained from the respective parents of the children featured in the video. We analysed multiple data sources that were provided as a part of this challenge. We have tried to collate the information from data source and tried to create a user friendly web app. Implement AI / ML by identifying fire occurrences by camera feeds and predicting bush fires by analyzing historic data. #bushfireaiforecasters #chatbot #prediction #python #forecast #bushfire #ai #ml
Project 1083 Team 1083 AU - Queensland - Sunshine Coast [Digital] 2 3 Over the past year, extreme weather events including bushfires have resulted in many lives lost and property and animals damaged. With the trend of extreme weather events increasing in intensity and frequency, we aimed to model this trend to highlight the increasing risks it brings for use in influencing policy decisions, program development as well as prevention and preparation. With some of the national trends having already been highlighted in the Climate Council 2017 report (<em> Cranking Up The Intensity: Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events </em>), we aimed to analyse the local trends for use in the Sunshine Coast. This was done by performing a preliminary analysis of the trends in different historical measures of climate including: rainfall, seawater temperature, atmospheric temperature and other weather and climate data (humidity, wind speed) to try identify any noticeable trends and correlations in extreme weather. The risk for bushfires is known to be especially high between late winter and early spring, where there is a wet season of high rainfall, allowing for growth of grass and fuel for fires, followed by a dry season of low rainfall, creating dry soil. We sought to identify any trends of this in the data. Though our analysis is preliminary, there seems to be much more trends to be uncovered in the data for the future. We are working have used data sets relating to climate in an attempt to develop a tool to analyse the risk/severity of bushfires. We planned to tackle this as by looking at three main datasets Rainfall, Water Temperature, Atmospheric Qualities. Data aggregated over 7 day and 14 day periods Rainfall: Predicting moisture Water Temperature: Predicting heat waves Instantaneous Atmospheric Temperature: Risk of fire starting Humidity: Risk of fire starting Wind speed: Risk of fire spreading #### What data we have used: To develop a tool to analyse the risk/severity of bushfires, we have used datasets for measures of climate near the Sunshine Coast region. Detailed datasets were sourced mainly from the Bureau of Meterology. We focused on datasets including: daily rainfall, sea water temperature, daily atmospheric temperature and other atmospheric qualities (humidity, windspeed). #### How we have used the data: In our preliminary analysis, we have analysed the trends over time for each measure of climate. This was performed by plotting the datasets against time. For datasets where it was possible, for each measure, we classified data as an extreme weather events if they were 2 standard deviations above the mean. What the data can be used to predict: **Extreme high temperatures**: Heat waves **Extreme rainfall**: Floods/downpour, high humidity levels. #### What story it tells: For water temperature and rainfall, there have been many occurrences of extreme weather events (measurements 2 standard deviations above the mean). These correlate to heatwaves, floods/downpour and high humidity events. For rainfall, since 1997, there have been 340 cases of extreme rainfall events and the value of the maximum rainfall amount appears to be increasing over the years. Though the analysis is still preliminary and more trends can be extracted from the data in the future. #environment #climate change #weather #bushfire
Project 1113 Team 1113 AU - New South Wales [Digital] 2
Project 1119 Team 1119 AU - New South Wales [Digital] 1 2 Digital city smart cities
Project 1230 Team 1230 AU - Queensland [Digital] 2 visit this website to find out more: as .xyz domains are not supported
Project 1255 DISER AU - Australian Capital Territory [Digital] 5 9 Aggregation of low-quality data to supplement delivery of government services Video ACT: Video National: The data that dictates government policy is usually the product of a clearly defined set of standards. Such high-quality data is very good at telling us what has happened and modelling what might happen. This approach works well during business-as-usual practices, but creates difficulty when an immediate response is required. Governments MUST learn how to leverage real-time indicators if they wish to deploy cutting-edge solutions to unprecedented events. In particular, policymakers face several recurring questions that high-quality data struggles to address in a timely fashion: 1. What do people need from the government? 2. How are people reacting to the situation? 3. How will people's reactions change as the situation changes? This is particularly relevant in times of crisis, as low-quality data data can reveal trends that provide an earlier answer, or in some cases, an answer where high-quality data cannot.
Project 1276 Team 1276 AU - Victoria [Digital] 2
Project 1283 Defenders AU - Victoria [Digital] 1 Problem Statement: Engaging communities in hazard reporting & safety The annual rate of Cyclone, Bushfire, Flood and Storm events across Australia have been increased Year on Year. Studies shows that, it has increased by 100% - 300% since 2001. We know that in order to better prepare and deal with natural disasters we need to provide communities with clear warnings of natural hazards, improve communication channels and reach-ability to local volunteers in case of any emergencies. In a crisis, one of the hardest things to manage is coordination of the impacted civilian and volunteers. Making sure there is reliable and safe communication between parties is critical, and not always possible in natural disasters like bush-fires, flood and storm when normal communication modes aren’t possible. Our Defenders app is here to bridge this gap and connect volunteers to people or situation where help is needed. Studies show texts to mobile or calls to mobile are much more likely to be attend and acted upon than email/social media notifications. Our Solution: Defenders app comes with below features.  Civilians and Volunteers to registers to this portal to get notifications based on their preferences  Portal reads feeds from government site/social media (  Triggers SMS notification to the people / local volunteers registered along with local emergencies teams near to the incident place (upto 100 Kms)  Studies shows timely notification can potentially reduce mortality rate by 20% to 30% Currently Defenders app completed development with registration process and notification functionality. Reading feeds from government sites/social media channels is in progress. #govhack #infygovhack
Project 1286 Team with no name AU - Victoria [Digital] 1 6 We have supplied a Proactive Investment Strategy to Make Safer Communities. It is proposed that this will work through an investment strategy driven by local government that focuses on levers to produce positive outputs and outcomes founded upon principles of: • Holistic whole-of-community solutions • Tangible and intangible outcomes • Co-design and partnerships This is done by viewing the overall investment strategy as a process from: • Evidence Based Strategic Planning o Where data can be used to identify:  Social issues  Define social outcomes  Identify available levers/outputs to affect change  Define investment principles • Strategic Partnership Brokerage o Identify key partnerships o Establish funding agreements and partnerships • Community Co-Design o Community and partner led co-design of project o Develop site specific evaluation measures • Project Rollout o Project Rollout o Rolling collaborative evaluation to monitor ongoing progress The benefit of our approach is that we are addressing the ingrained social issue, rather than fixing the consequences. It is an evolving approach that would use available data initially, and in time feed additional data into the system. We have used the data to validate the process of using data driven decisions to focus on available levers for required outputs and outcomes. We have taken publicly available data, for Local Government Areas (LGAs) and used it to validate levers that can be used to give socially positive outputs. For example we were able to see that as unemployment decreases in an LGA, it’s expected that the crime rate will also decrease. This validates the theory of the model, and gives a lever that can be manipulated.
Project 1342 Team LE AU - Australian Capital Territory [Digital] 1 6 # GovHack 2020 To access our final analysis, click [here]( # Team members: + [Marc Wigzell]( + [David Lim]( + [Elena Tartaglia]( + [Erika Duan]( + [Oliver Berry]( # Challenge: 1. **Industry assistance during COVID-19** How can we help identify and assist people in industries most affected by COVID-19? *Many people have been heavily impacted by COVID-19. These impacts may be more than financial. ATO data may assist in identifying these people for targeted support, financial or otherwise. Identifying all impacted industries is a challenge. How do we know we are providing the full range of support to all people impacted.* # Datasets: ## Datasets to help us identify people who need assistance: **ATO taxation data (Pre COVID-19 data source on individuals by broad industry)** + **ABS labour force detailed data (longitudinal data)** + **ABS Job Counts** + (Table 3) + This breaks down each industry' records on job loss by age groups and gender. **ABS 2016 Census (Tablebuilder)** **ABS National Accounts - Input Output Tables** + **DESE May 2020 job seeker data** + + Dataset contains very detailed demographical data but does not contain longitudinal data (not used for final analysis). **Other dataset considerations** + Datasets identifying gaps in official datasets, which can be used to identify other vulnerable groups of people? + Datasets with more granular information on smaller sections in broad industries that have been hardest hit? ## Datasets to help us identify COVID-19 zones: **NSW COVID-19 location information** + + This dataset was not used for the project. **Job Loses - SA4** + (Table 5) + This dataset was not used for the project. # Ideas: **Phase 1:** Identify people in industries most affected by COVID-19? **Phase 2:** Determine how to assist them (i.e. financially)? #industry #ato #abs #labour market #covid19
Project 1343 Team 1343 AU - Queensland [Digital]
Project Clearwater Sanity is optional AU - Queensland [Digital] 2 5 ![Project Clearwater]( # by Team Sanity is Optional - GovHack 2020. [View our video covering our project here!]( Our project uses IoT devices to track plastic waste. It comprises of three main parts - an AWS EC2 Instance, smart labels and readers in waterways. ## AWS EC2 Instance The EC2 instance is running a REST api developed in python using Flask. The scanners - described below - read data from the smart labels and transmit it to the database server. It also supplies the time to clients when requested so that they can sync. ## Smart Labels The requirements for the labels are relatively low. In the proof of concept, NTAG213 stickers were used. These run at 13.56MHz and can be read and written by common Arduino modules (we used a PN532) as well as many smartphones. Some fields - such as the Universal Product Code (UPC) - are written when the product is packed at the factory whereas others are written by the Point of Sales (PoS) system at the time of sale. The inclusion of UPC allows for quicker scanning at checkout. Furthermore, as the PoS system also writes to the tag, it can be used for simpler theft detection. More technical data can be found on [our GitHub page]( ## Scanners In the proof of concept, the scanners were built using an ESP8266 development board which has builtin WiFi, and a PN532 rfid module. For an actual design, we'd recommend using mobile data. # More technical information can be found on [our GitHub Page](! The data shows that plastic waste is a big problem, and needs to be addressed promptly. Our project, aims to collect more data on the trail of plastic in our water ways to deal with the problem effectively. #water #waterway #pollution #detection #iot
Project: Green Community Team 982 AU - New South Wales [Digital] 1 A one stop mobile app which will encourage everyone to contribute on reducing the plastic wastage. It provides platform for better communication between citizens and counsel members with wide variety of options like Report a garbage, Schedule for pickup and Reward for reporting the problem and so on!!! Description: -------------- Plastic waste has become the biggest enemy for the environmental imbalance and major contributor to the global warming. Every government is trying many options to overcome the situation by reducing the usage of plastic in many areas. But the another biggest problem is to collect the waste/used plastic materials from the local community. It will be achieved only by making the local community people to aware and contribute in managing the plastic waste from their side and help the counsel. How to address the issue? ---------------------------- 'GreenCommunity' is such an app which creates the better relation between community people and the counsel members with many options. It has different options for citizens and members such as : - citizens can Report a unattended garbage on roads/streets and get rewarded - citizens or colonels may request or schedule for garbage pickup - counsel members can act on the reported incidents or publish their schedules for pickups or plan for ad-hoc pickups based on requests in that areas - Intern, app will analyse the incidents and process the data to mark/alert Red/Yellow/Green zones based on the plastic waste received. #gogreen #greencommunity #reduceplastic
Project Mantissa Team Mantissa AU - New South Wales [Digital] 3 1 [WATCH THE VIDEO]( Project Mantissa is an on-premise app that coordinates volunteers via SMS. But it does way more than just broadcasting! Normally you'd think "APPS" when someone says workforce management. But with certain situations like emergencies and volunteers SMS is much more reliable and is much less likely to be missed. There's also way less friction, no need to install an app! Also, we built a task management system on top of SMS, as you'll see soon. Mantissa's setup is extremely simple. Just add your API keys in, then the system will sync authorization keys and then you're golden Adding contacts is very easy, no forms whatsoever. The app'll handle processing the input automatically. Once you have your contact list, you can search through them and select them by their description and notes, which may be useful when you have more than just a handful of contacts. You can create tasks and manage them. Assigning people to the tasks will send a notification via SMS so they know what they're supposed to do. they can also send status updates through SMS as well. You can send broadcast messages, and also do selective broadcast to selected participants only. You can check the actual messages sent via the log, and incoming messages can be rebroadcast if it's important to everybody. Just like twitter, but SMS based! What we have built is an on-premise sms-based workforce management tool. Currently only for linux, but porting to windows is a less than one day affair. #note Right now the tool only works on linux. We'll get to the windows version sometimes. We'll have a linux binary here sometimes soon. The compilation requires a complicated preprocessor called "Cloth" that is not available publicly. As you can see there's the "ccp" and "cl.cpp" files. "Ccp" files translate into the "cl.cpp" files. We looked at data from here: It seems like to have a coordinator service that can cover everybody, you have to have a tool that works when there's no data coverage around, and there's obviously a lot of places where not having data would mean the service would not work. And that is not acceptable for emergency services, which is why SMS-based strategies would make the obvious most sense. #sms #volunteers #firefighters #emergencies #coordination
Project Resilience SwitchCase AU - New South Wales [Digital] 5 6 Australians are some of the most resilient people on Earth. Having gone through difficult socio,economic disasters we have still made it and prospered with it. But everyone has a different coping mechanism to deal financial, mental and physical stress. Project Resilience makes an effort to uncover how can we bounce back together from our hardships and be back on tracks - Stronger than ever ! After all we all are proud Australian With vast lands and deep blue seas, Australians are quite different when we move around within the country We have broken down our project in councils. It is important to understand our people if we want to help them in their well being. Pnce you select the councils you can see the following sections : 1) Social Fabric : Australia has been a melting pot of different cultures with migrant communities from various countries living in a healthy and thriving society. Every community has a different socio-economic structure and so have different mechanisms to cope with challenges. It is important to understand the make-up of our community in order for governments to assist in difficult times. 2) Impacts : Some of the major impacts of COVID19 and Bushfires have on Australians in those councils are to do with financial stress Gvovernment provided support in the form of Jobkeeper . Some of the postcodes are more impacted than others. 3) Umemployment - some groups are more impacted than others : We started diving deep to understand the unemployment rate and Jobseeker to find answers to which particular groups (by age or gender) in this council are most vulnerable and are the ones who need most support. 4) Mental Health and Crime : A deep financial stress and recession with people locked down , has tremendous impact on well being of people . Combined with Alcohol and drugs , this has proven to aggravate and often leading to criminal behaviour in most people. This section demonstrates the number of Liquor Licenses operating in this council VS ranking in Domestic violence cases. 5) Trend in Domestic violence : It is however important to deep dive even more in data and try to understand the trend. ALthough the council might rank higher but it is the trend that matters most. This is proof of how much efforts our community had been putting to fight the domestic violence 6) Recovery Where should we go from here ? How does the recovery look like ? Where should the councils focus most to assist with recovery 6) Mental health and well being Some of the major impacts of COVID19 and Bushfires have on Australians in those councils is around mental stress It is important for all of us Australians to look after our mates and to also reach out to them if we need help A lot of young people are not comfortable reaching out to community support and feel embarrassed in asking support We have developed a Friends Anonymous text messaging application based on Telstra Messaging API. We combined Jobseeker , Jobkeeper, BOCSAR , ATO Liquor data to drive a correlation between them and to undestand the impacts of major calamities on SOcial, economic and mental health . We also tried to understand what would lead to an effect recovery by understand the sectors which can bring about major changes in job growth. And used Telstra API to create a mental health improvement app , that will connect Australian anonymously to each other in these difficult times
Project Super Savings Super SPRKSS AU - Victoria [Digital] 1 3 COVID has struck the global economy hard and the Australian lands, already reeling from the aftereffects of Black Summer and droughts, are no exemption to this. With widespread loss of livelihoods, not only are Australians struggling to meet their financial goals, but also to make ends meet. The Australian government’s move that makes provisions for eligible persons to withdraw upto $20,000 from their superannuation in the financial years 2019-20 and 2020-21 comes as a respite to many, but at the same time also raises concerns about future financial security. Withdrawing money from super before retirement means relinquishing the benefits offered by compound interest, a powerful concept, over a number of years. The degree of loss is highly variable across individuals, and depending on one’s years to retirement, it can even mean loss of double the amount withdrawn from super. However, desperate times call for desperate measures. But before making the hard decision of withdrawing from super, it is necessary to evaluate whether or not one would be skating on thin ice in the long run, and scout for alternative arrangements if needed. Our prototype ’Super Savings’ helps you see for yourself a risk factor based on multiple features such as the locality of the user, the profession of the user, and the demographic details of the user. It also lets you see the earning potential of others similar to you, and this may serve as a cue to how you can upskill yourself and make your future more comfortable. Finally, it provides you links to trusted financial advisors who can help you chart out the best plan tailored to meet your needs. #rmit unimelb
Raw Onion Onions On Top AU - Western Australia [Digital] 2 3 Voting can be a hassle. However, it does not need to be. As of 2020, 16.6 million Australians are enrolled to vote, which shows just how important it is to make voting easier. Our team's mission is to make voting as easy as it can be. We will deliver this effect through an integrated app & web-based platform to match voters with their voting type intent, preferred/available date and time, accessible voting location/s. We will also provided voice access via AWS Lex (e.g., mobile call) to our system for users who prefer dial in access. To address the recent public health situation related to COVID, we will also help ensure physical distancing are heeded by promptly informing the voters of where the COVID hotspots are and about proper voting hygiene practices. Additionally, our solution will incorporate pre-voting and on-the-day functionality with realtime monitoring (i.e. length of time to vote, length of time to purchase a democracy sausage) via AEC/WAEC/Lions Club, staff information inputs, and/or video-based hardware/software solution. This solution has application beyond Australia's shores and the US elections are one major potential target (aside from State-based hackers). There is potential to incorporate blockchain for genuine early voters and other functionality. The user enters an address (e.g., his/her residence or workplace), and the system shows corresponding information of the electoral district it belongs to(Data source: and the nearby polling places (Data source: Additional information about electoral district statistics are also provided (Data source:, COVID hot spot (currently no data points for WA but referred to this Data source: #vote challenge #app #web #software #hardware #blockchain #physical distancing #democracy sausage #onions on top
Ready. Aim. Fire. Sunshine Coast Crew AU - Queensland - Sunshine Coast [Digital] 5 4 # Using citizen science to help prepare for, predict and prevent losses from bushfire events Current fire detection systems are limited to public observation and reporting. This is a low cost, low fidelity solution to a potentially catastrophic problem. Every minute of delay in reporting and responding to a bushfire results in a logarithmic escalation of the required time and resources needed to bring the situation under control. A data driven system could despatch a helicopter within minutes, carrying a tonne of water that would douse the flame and nullify the situation in under 30 minutes, de-risking the situation before it gets out-of-control. At present we use data models only to predict the likelihood of fire on any given day; we are all familiar with the words “Total Fire Ban”. But what do we know about the consequence of a fire starting? Likelihood and consequence need to be better related, and data can help with that. Image Credit: We have data available, both live and historic, on temperature , humidity, wind, rainfall, river levels, soil composition, soil moisture, vegetation/crop composition, vegetation/crop moisture, air purity, airborne particulate matter, mapped fire danger indices, and lastly, satellite and camera imagery. Surely a data model armed with all this data could not just see a fire coming from a mile away, but predict with accuracy what environmental conditions indicate a fire looming. #data science #data modelling #deep learning #citizen science #bushfire
Re-energising 2170 Locked Down AU - New South Wales [Digital] 2 4 # Re-engergising our city center ## Overview Our project has a data analysis focus, we have analyzed various data sources to better understand both the immediate impact on the job market and local industry. Using this analysis we present some potential ideas that can be taken onboard to help the broader community recover from this global disaster. ## Data analysis ### Employment - Job Keeper affected areas From an employment perspective using the Job Keeper, Job Seeker and taxation datasets to identify the worst affected areas. ### Local Economy and community demographics We then look deeper into the local economy and local demographics of the Liverpool City Council area. Census data was useful in understanding the ethnic background of the community as well as the age distribution of the community. ### Crime analysis Using a crime dataset we were able to put together some visualisations on the levels of crime in the Liverpool area as compared to the NSW average. These visualisations support improving the perception about crime in the area. ### Re-energising We We used the above datasets to gain a better understanding of the employment, local economy, community demo graphics and potential sources of relief for local businesses in the area. #recovery2020 #covidrecovery #liverpool #liverpoolcitycouncil #thegreatsouthwest #hack-nsw #govhack2020 #covid19
Save the lights, save the world EconData stories AU - Australian Capital Territory [Digital] 1 2 The interactive data apps is designed to enable planning and policy analysts to tier light zones for different areas in hobart. We connect to novel data sources giving us street pole level information on essential light areas and do real time budget forecasting analysis based on policy parameters (budget vs. environment vs. safety). The app URL is: The video URL is: - How can we empower policy analysts with the right data and tools to make decisions about street light investments. - How can we combine public and corporate data to support conceptual ideas about lighting policy tradeoffs. - How can we best visualise the short term and long term financial benefits of various policy options #analytics #energyefficiency #webapps #api
Science Help Team DANS AU - New South Wales [Digital] 3 2 What is the problem? --------------------- This year has been very dramatic with the bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic.The uncontrollable bushfires caused mass devastation to the environment and the diverse flora and fauna of the Australian terrain. Then came the pandemic that introduced travel restrictions and has hindered day to day work of workers across various communities and occupations. The science and academia community has taken a hit because of this. For example, Steve, a researcher in Biodiversity from NSW has been waiting to fly to Perth to complete his research on the impact of recent environmental changes to the Quokka community since Quokkas are indigenous to WA. However, he had to cancel his travel plans last minute because of the hard border closures! Our solution - Science Help --------------------- ![Science Help App]( "Science Help") Here is where our solution, Science Help could come into play. We, Amit, Nithin, Dhruba, and Shub have devised an app that could aid the science community in carrying out their ongoing research by connecting them with places they couldn’t visit because of the pandemic. Citizens like Jack, who are interested in contributing and knowing about scientific research can register on the app, choose from a wide variety of research areas that interest him (Areas of interest screen) and select his base region. Also, researchers like Steve could register their profile on the app too and create a Request for help outlining the details of his thesis, its outcome along with the time commitment required to help with the thesis. The time commitment translates to a point system that can be used to track the Leaderboard. Jack gets notified about the request submitted by Steve and can register to contribute to this project. Steve can view the profiles of people interested like Jack, chat with them and once both parties agree, they can sign a virtual agreement outlining the effort of the contributor along with other things like the risks involved and approvals required if any. Steve can also use the app to schedule a shipment to Jack containing the Geo-tag needed to map onto a Quokka for research. This geo-tag has sensors that will monitor Quokka's body temperature, health levels, etc and help Steve conduct his research on the effects of recent adversities on the animal species. Jack receives the shipment and heads to the beautiful Rottnest Island to conduct the research. Using the app, he can even livestream the research too. Once the research job performed by Jack is completed, Steve marks the Request as completed and Jack gets points to move up the leaderboard, providing him an opportunity to build a reputation in the science community and get accepted in his future PHD thesis. Jack also gets mentioned as a contributor when Steve’s research paper is published. We achieved this by using the following AWS Architecture and deploying a react native app built upon AWS Amplify that sets up AWS Cognito for user identification and S3 to store the application code. DynamoDB table was used to store things like user preference. This app was also cached at various edge locations by using AWS CloudFront. Since in this case, all data from the sensors will be collected in large volumes, the device can be registered via the app and all data collected will be stored in an S3 Bucket as a Data Lake. This can also enable the researcher to make the data open to the science community by hooking up the S3 with AWS Globus. Not only this, but the data stored in S3 can be analysed using AWS Athena to perform interactive queries and abstract vital information that can support the research. This solution hence helps the: ------------------------------ * Researchers by enabling them to conduct their research and overcoming the hindrance caused by the pandemic, * The Contributors by letting them be a part of scientific research, expanding their subject expertise and building reputation in the science community by imprinting their names on science research papers * And the whole science community by making the research and data collected accessible to them. We utilized the International Travel Data and Covid-19 data and found out to validate the problem statement that the pandemic has caused widespread travel restrictions and has hindered the ongoing research work. #travel #science data #covid-19
SCOOT Hobart Hackerspace AU - Tasmania - Hobart [Physical] 3 7 Sourcing Creative Options On Transport. Web app that helps you find out if a path is easy to traverse with alternative transport options, like electric bikes, scooters, pushbikes, etc.
Second Chance Crazy Dream and a Pinch of Data AU - South Australia [Digital] 5 10 Our project is called Second Chance, it is aimed to help those who are homeless, the elderly, the disabled and the people effected by covid-19. Our projects allows the homeless, elderly and the disabled to work together their in creating a space where they can all belong and live in peace.
Signal- A Live Bushfire Reporting App LitSquad AU - New South Wales [Digital] 2 2 The Signal app collects live data on bushfires by allowing residents in bushfire prone areas to report and provide information to the RFS. It also provides users with current information and allows the authority to post updates and alerts. The datasets we used were essential and will give necessary context to the information provided by our users. We utilised the following datasets: *NSW Burnt Area *NSW Bush Fire Prone Land This data allowed us to: *Be aware of bushfire prone land and implement this as a factor in the application *Increase the priority of fires in those regions *Understand the aftermath of bushfires and display that information to the users of the app Thank you for allowing us to share our story. This data paints a picture on how we can effectively create a system that allows for live community reporting of bushfires and where to focus our efforts. This data has enormous potential to better increase the communication between the RFS and the general public by educating users on existing data about bushfire prone land and already recorded incidents We believe the signal app’s use of these datasets will greatly contribute to the Rural Fire Service's mission to reduce the occurrences and consequence of fires occurring in Australia.
#Skills In Demand!! GoVic AU - Victoria [Digital] 1 3 Assisting job seekers to take advantage of digital employment services. Unemployment is a major current problem in the current uncertain times. It is very hard to predict the future of many Australians. Unemployment rates are very high in the current difficult & uncertain times. To reduce the unemployment rates, job seekers to needs to be aware of the High demand skills. Some industries have high demand and few have less demand. If the job seekers are aware of the skills shortage, then they will get trainings in those high demand industries. This leads to land in a good and stable job. It would be helpful to have the datasets / APIs on this in order to help the Job seekers. #govic #skillsindemand #gov hack #skills in demand #government #unemployment #govhack #employment
Smart Health iWing AU - Tasmania [Digital] 5 9 The year 2020 is a special year. COVID-19 has swept the world like a tornado. As of August 13, 2020, there have been 20.9 million confirmed cases with 13 million cured and 756,000 deaths. The battle against the Virus is not only related to individuals, but also reflects the ability of a country or region to combat risks when faced with a pandemic. So how can we use modern technology to improve the current situation? Intelligent health. In fact, many countries have begun to speed up the construction of medical information infrastructure. Capital market data can well prove this: In the first half of 2020, the total financing amount of global health industry in 2020 was 32.94 billion dollars, 12% higher than the same period last year. There were 973 transactions with 879 publicly disclosed financing events.However, information and services are scattered, and so are the data, the advantage of which is not fully taken. Therefore, we need to strengthen the medical information infrastructure and integrate information and services into the government integrated service platform (we call this project Smart Health).This platform includes telemedicine, Internet medicine delivery, Internet insurance and claim settlement, and personal digital health. Everyone needs only one ID on this platform. The platform can be presented in the form of a web page or a mobile app. 1. Strengthen medical information infrastructure, improve social disease resistance.(Data name:Australlian Government Productivity Commission Ambulance services data) 2.Strengthen the information infrastructure of medical insurance and create online insurance purchase and claim settlement services.(Data name:Medicare Benefits Schedule Data) 3.Strengthen medical information infrastructure, improve social disease resistance.(Data name:Helath Promotion Agency Data Explorer) 4.Strengthen medical information infrastructure, improve social disease resistance.(Data name:Health NZ - DataSets) 5.Establish a database for smart health project, which can be used for continuous epidemic tracking and improve the life of residents.(Data name:Department of Health COVID-19 Resources) 6.Establish a database for smart health for continuous epidemiological tracking.(Data name:NSW COVID-19 cases by notification date and postcode) 7.Database for the Smart Health project for telemedicine system establishment, community health services and population health.(Data name:Primary and community health, Ambulance services, Public hospitals and Mental health management) 8.Database for the Smart Health project for telemedicine system establishment and population health monitoring.(Data name:Social Health Atlas of Australia) 9.Build a database for the Smart Health program for ongoing epidemic tracking.(Data name:COVID-19 Data for Australia) #smart #internet #telemedicine #medical #information #digital #app #health
Smart Super Disruptive Paradigm AU - Victoria [Digital] 5 4 “The Australian Dream is heading out to the country.” COVID-19 has presented massive hardships and challenges to many Australians, and in a post-pandemic world, we see a re-imagining of our societies. Financial goals. Lifestyle priorities. Employment opportunities. Our project gives insights into how we can imagine life in the new normal, using the super withdrawal scheme to give Australians an opportunity to re-evaluate and explore their options for the long-term. We see regional and rural Australia and its thriving local communities as an answer to some of the challenges. Our platform allows users to see their financial situation at a glance and quantify the impact of living in a regional area, alongside an algorithm that matches their priorities to a suitable area. It could be opportunities for job seekers, the amenities and lifestyle that matches their family’s goals, or how a change of pace could work for them in retirement. The post COVID-19 Australia is coming soon. Ready when you are. We used ATO data on superannuation balances with age and income range to build a tool that gives users an idea of how their super balance compares with those of similar age and income range. Transformations include grouping, filtering for outliers and calculating range endpoints.
Smart Traps Team 1004 AU - Victoria [Digital] 1 3 Using smart IoT devices to reduce rubbish and pollution in our waterways Problem: Litter, is one of the major pollutant in in-land and ocean waters. Tracking and tracing to the source of litter is the biggest issue. The proposal is to use smart IoT sensor devices. Devices attached to the litter traps will monitor and provide upto date data, which will help in analyzing and understanding the issue more deeply and to implement tailored solutions. Proposed Solution: Smart Litter Traps Details:
Solace Swinburne Army AU - Victoria [Digital] 2 6 GovHack Admin: This is the link for evidence of work: In the wake of Covid-19, we find that the elderly are more susceptible to a greater risk within the community. With the spread of the virus increasing it is more important than ever to keep this vulnerable community safe and increase their access to care giving services. Furthermore, as restrictions placed on the pandemic tends to get more rigid, it has resulted in these communities not being able to have easy access to the support that they require which can cause a detrimental effect on their health and well-being; physically and mentally. Our main goal is to focus on the elderly needs, the quality, and usability of this application so that we could create something simple, essential, and to make them receive the warmth and care from the communities. The idea is centered around constructing a mobile application called Solace which would provide an all-in-one solution for the problems identified. It would act as a platform in which people seeking care, their guardians and care takers would be able to register and connect to obtain and provide services respectively. The app helps them to be entertained and gives them the flexibility to choose what they need and what they want. This would act as a medium to connect the elderly with the caregiver, their families, and events that would match their interests and needs which would ultimately lead to an overall better service experience. It will be so challenging out there that could take hours and hours to fulfill their necessities and needs. Therefore, we are delivering a solution that is simple, accessible, and matches their requirements and preferences. This mobile application connects caregivers and the elderly community based on interests, needs, location etc… -It acts as a medium for the elderly or their guardians to seek services of caregivers with ease and efficiency. -acts as a basis of communication for the elderly to gain the mental and physical support that they require during these difficult times. -constructs more job opportunities for people in the field of “aged care” as a source of income. We assume that all users have basic knowledge of the usage of mobile phone and mobile applications. The intended users have basic language knowledge and are able to read and understand the contents within the application. All users should provide truthful and honest information regarding the app registration criteria. The app provides a several kinds of simple, functional tools. In the home page, it provides see daily updates, find help, friends, active zone, emergency, settings. -Daily updates which is to check daily cases nearby and check the availability of transportation as well as new restriction. -Health service, this is to find out the nearest hospital based on the current location. -Friends which is to know new friends based on your interests which are from the most familiar to the less or contact old friends via Facebook, Google, then send a message to start the chat. - Active zone, this is to stay within the motives of the regulatory bodies to prevent further spread of the virus and to ensure the community’s safety. The map shows the users what zone their location is in .By using this , they can be known if they are in safe zone or not .If not, they may be immediately notified by an push alert notification and to seek further information, they can select the option displayed and this will give them guideline over what current security measure can be taken , government guidelines, places restricted(essentially where the cases have been reported) -Emergency contact, when the accident happens, the tool provides three options, Ambulance, Police, if the user is disabled, then user can use disable auto contact, then the system calls police within 45 seconds. - Settings, the user will be allowed to change their profile details and the notification set up through the settings options in their profile. Our solutions are to address the elderly people who need a hand during the COVID-19 pandemic to get away the horizontal zone and stay safe. Our aim is to create a solution that is simple, easily understood by all age groups, and provides the latest accurate information. Therefore, we have created an application that would use the data from various verified sources. Hospital Locations dataset from Data Vic consisting of hospital locations across Victoria is plotted on a map so that users are able to see the nearest hospital. On the other hand, Australian COVID19 Assessment Centres dataset from the Department of Health COVID-19 Resources provides information about testing centres across Australia. The hospital and assessment centre’s location will be plotted on a map. The App includes a ‘Health Services’ function where if clicked, the App will check the user’s current location and then display the information of hospitals and assessment centres closest to their current location. Users are able to make an appointment with their selected facilities within the App. Covid cases in Victoria dataset consists of the number of cases in local government areas (LGA) across Victoria. The App will compare the user’s location with the LGAs, if the user is within a LGA with active cases, an notification alert will pop-up on the user’s device. This function within the App discourages non-essential travel to ‘hotspot’ areas, especially to elderly who are more susceptible to infectious diseases. On the other hand, the dataset Aged Care Services Information comprises information regarding available home care services across Australia and the most popular services among elderly. These datasets are used to help caregivers identify which location has a higher caregiving demand and it identifies which services are popular among seniors so that caregivers can align their skills to the job market needs. #agedcare #innovation #caringisgiving #technology #data visualization #seniorlivingmadeeasy #app
Spend Tracing Gold Coast Hackers AU - Queensland [Digital] 3 8 Our project aims to trace spend by the Queensland Government and its impact on Industry, small business and communities. Solution It involves three steps (1) Normalise datasets - We took 9 out of the available 66 datasets for contracts granted by government agencies to suppliers, combined the datasets, cleaned and normalised them. (2) Visualise spend - We created three tableau dashboards a. Spend insights dashboard shows total spend by Government across all agencies, the number of distinct agencies, suppliers, agencies and the corresponding number of suppliers engaged, top agencies by money spent, and top suppliers by contracts granted across Queensland b. Spend Insights Deepdive dashboard - Shows a circle bubble with all suppliers and agencies and their corresponding total contract values. It also allows to use one agency and look for all suppliers and their corresponding contract values. This helps visualise where the money is being spent and identify opportunities for the next step. c. Spend insights Drill down dashboard - Once we find a specific agency and supplier from deep dive dashboard, this dashboard allows drilling down to the specifics of what are the exact contracts between the supplier and agency. This will help highlight efficiencies and consider savings. (3) Recommend Savings/Highlight efficiencies. - Based on the observations from the dashboards, the following can be performed a. Improve cross-portfolio savings. By tracing spending by agency and supplier, same supplier can be used across portfolios or best practices can be shared to increase savings. b. Encourage supplier diversity- Based on the findings, Alternative local suppliers or inclusive suppliers (women led or Torrest Islander led suppliers) may be considered for offering contracts c. Optimise suppliers - Based on the finding, suppliers can be consolidated and volume based savings may be negotiated Datasets used Queensland Rail Contract Disclosure FY2019-2020 GCWA Contract Disclosure 2019-20 Department of Transport and Main Roads Contract Disclosure QBCC Constract Disclosure 2019-20 Stadiums Queensland Contract Disclosure Department of Housing and Public Works Contract Disclosure Queensland Government contracts directory—awarded contracts Department of QLD State Development DSDMIP Contract Disclosure December 2019 QRIDA_Contract Disclosure Report 2019-20 #spend tracing #spend insights #spend by agency #top n agencies #top n suppliers #spend by agency and supplier
Super Responsible Marvellous Creations Hacking Data AU - Victoria [Digital] 2 2 Super Responsible is a customisable and user-friendly calculator that enhances consumers’ awareness of the impacts of early withdrawal of superannuation funds. By combining financial data from the ATO and ABS, and using historical data for CPI and superannuation returns, it is possible to depict the potential long-term financial impacts of early withdrawal of superannuation. Through visual representations of potential losses and concrete examples of the impact on quality of living, we aim to educate the general public on the potential detriments of early withdrawal of superannuation, and provide links to relevant services they can approach instead. **Team Members:** 🕸️ Håkan Sjölin | Web Developer 📹 Patrick Biedrzycki | Videographer 👩‍🎨 Styliana Sarris | UX Designer 🤩 Zelia Chiu | General Rockstar **Is a bird in hand really worth two in the bush?** When the world feels like it is coming to an abrupt, pandemic-driven end, it can be tempting to withdraw superannuation early to meet financial demands in our lives. It can also be difficult to understand the significant impacts a small withdrawal can have on a person’s long-term financial standing. We set out to educate the public, simplifying large amounts of data and calculations into a visual and concrete description of the potential losses. Data is everywhere but can be time-consuming for the average consumer to trawl through – we’ve done that for them! Some of the data sources we have used: - [ATO Taxation Statistics, 2017-2018]( for information about typical salaries and tax levels. - [ASFA Superannuation Statistics, June 2020]( for information about average superannuation returns The most important part of this calculator is providing alternative avenues other than early withdrawal of superannuation. Here, we inform the public on current government subsidies available and ways to access them. So, is a bird in hand really worth two in the bush? #super withdrawal #finance #personal finance #super #ato
Super Solver for COVID Adelaide Saints AU - South Australia [Digital] 1 1 Super Solver uses Azure, SQLDB and Bootstrap to take the user through the steps of 1. Determining whether they need to replace the amounts they have withdrawn. It uses the Tax Office data to provide them with the average levels of Super for their Age, Gender and Income. They can compare their super levels. It also links them to a commercial calculator for further analysis. 2. Once they know that their COVID withdraw has left them needing more Super, the system provides them with calculators for each of the options available. This allows them to determine the changes they need to make to ensure that their long term goals are not affected by the COVID withdraw. The Tax Office Data provides a balance and contribution profile of the average and median taxpayer based on their Age, Gender and Income. This forms the basis of guiding the user through the decision on whether changes are needed and then into the options available to them for replacing it. #azure #sqldb #bootstrap
Supply Chain Disruptions SwitchCase AU - New South Wales [Digital] 2 3 Global events play a huge role in supply chains and industrial growth from opening of busway in 1986 to bullets train in 2020 both freights and industries have grown huge folds. We are co-relating historical events and their impact on freights in South Australia during those events for example opening of National Estate registers City of Adelaide historic layout in 2001 has resulted in increase of frieghts across south australia by 260tonnes and which in turn increased total trade nationally and internationally. We have used data from south Australia's historical events and mapped them with flight disruptions across years.
Swarm Questionable Swarm NZ - New Zealand - Whangarei [Physical] 4 6 Swarm is an application built to help identify and avoid areas of high community transmission. Swarm lets you know where the crowds are gathering so that you can more effectively social distance. The app is easy to use and easy to understand. As well as helping to stamp out Covid-19 from our community, Swarm can also be used to assist our emergency services in locating those trapped after a disaster, or finding those who have gotten lost. Swarm is entirely confidential and anonymous. Made using open source data, the app may be turned off at any time to protect its user's privacy. We started this wanting to provide a way to see clusters of people to combat the spread of covid. In order to better flesh this data, we also wanted current covid data to see the areas where people with covid resided, along with the amount of cases. This gives people a better understanding of the areas with the most cases so they can avoid them and further reduce the spread. This way we utilised government statistics for active covid cases by their DHB, to locate on our map the areas with the most active cases. #testing #saftey #connection #tracing #community #planning #covid-19
Tackling unprecedented hazards with IoT Augur AU - Victoria [Digital] 1 My work attempts to address industrial and natural hazards with the help of modern technology like IoT and AI. Data depends on the advice of medical and wildlife experts, which can inform them of the wildlife conditions and what viruses are brewed in wildlife. Also, installing IoTsensors in public places for environment monitoring is an excellent source of data to make informed decisions. #hazards #iot #blockchain #pandemic #ai
Tas. Fresh HLL AU - Tasmania [Digital] 1 1.Improve economic success in Tasmania 2.Reduce the gap between international buyers and Tasmanian businesses 3.Create a webpage to match international buyers and Tasmanian businesses 4.Evaluate the performance of Tasmanian businesses and increase the reputation 5.Use dataset to predict future volume of production of Tasmanian businesses and maintain long-term relationship with international buyers. #economic success #tas_fresh foods #international trade
TasLife TasLife AU - Tasmania - Hobart [Physical] 2 3 A project that helps promote Tasmania's heritage by providing a website where: - Tourist can look for information and read all historical stories about heritage places in Hobart, create personalized tours to maximize experience. - Local residents can contribute by sharing the stories they know about heritage places. - Local government can enrich the heritage database and promote their marketing strategy by looking at feedback from tourists. We use the data from Hobart Heritage Register Entries List to provide a map of all heritage places in Hobart. Users of the web can browse the map, choose a heritage and read all information, stories about it. We also build a social listening system to collect all feeback and posts on the website or from social media platform, categorize them to positive and negative feedback and deliver them to target audience. #spatial data #hobart #heritage #tourism
The Fire Festival The Fire Nation AU - Australian Capital Territory [Digital] 5 9 What is resilience and how do we measure it? To answer this question, we looked for inspiration from the immune system - a resilient machinery that has evolved to fight against attacks. A big component of immunity is memory - the immune system has a mechanism that retains information so that it is able to respond faster and more efficiently against future infection. Inspired by this concept, our team aims to harness experiences built from the 2003 and 2020 Canberra bushfires to prepare our community and build resilience for future bushfire seasons. The Fire Festival is an annual multi-day public event that aims to educate families and individuals by demystifying the scale of bushfires, their causes, and their profound effects on society by examining previous bushfire crises in 2003 and in 2019-2020. The Fire Festival will empower members of the public with the knowledge to suitably prepare for these catastrophic events through a variety of initiatives such as connecting with local emergency and social services, creating disaster plans, and fostering a support network with the community. The Fire Festival will also be a platform to showcase a network of IoT devices connected through Telstra's IoT LPWAN involving a series of sensors that record data such as ambient temperature, thermal imagery, animal movement activity, particulate matter in the air, wind gust and more. Sample festival path: Sample festival schedule: Logo Attribution: Abstract vector created by freepik - The motivation behind the proposal of the Fire Festival initiative is based on analysis of multiple ACT data sets. ACT's projected population is only expected to grow, reaching around half a million by 2032. An increasing yearly rate of overseas migration into Canberra brings a population that has never experienced an Australian bushfire season and a dynamic mapping of Bushfire Prone Areas and ACT School Locations 2017 illustrates the need to educate a community surrounded by bushfire-prone land. When mapping out a route for the festival tour, we've looked at the 2003 ACT affected areas map to find locations that were once devastated by the fires. We've also used the ACT Public Barbecue dataset to create a stop to discuss fire safe behaviour and fire safety ratings. Since this event aims to educate and train the community, we also want to demonstrate the technology available for bushfire data collection. To support the use of the Telstra IoT network over other networks, we have compared the mobile network availability to the map of 2019/2020 bushfire affected zones to show that the current mobile networks are not suitable for data collection in the bushland surrounding Canberra.
The Freers The Freers AU - Western Australia [Digital] 4 1 My 2020 GovHack team and I are working to digitalise charity op-shops using public and government datasets, so that the op-shops can keep operating during COVID-19. As a proof of concept, our team built an app for op-shops to catalogue and list their books online. ### Video Addendum Due to audio issues in the video, please use the subtitle feature within YouTube. Subtitles have been added due to the audio.
The Lucky Country CoCo AU - Queensland [Digital] 2 3 The producers of The Lucky Country acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the Lands on which this work was develop on and pay respects to Elders past, present and emerging. The Lucky Country is a text based digital artwork examining Australia's collective views of our First Nations and multicultural communities through the sentiments of those elected to represent us. In doing so it does not seek to highlight a political divide nor elevate one party above another (all quotes appear unattributed) but establish whether there exists an overall societal discourse and look at how this has changed over the years. Through this, The Lucky Country examines whether Australia's luck and prosperity are endeared to all who seek it. The Lucky Country is a text based digital artwork examining Australia's collective views of our First Nations and multicultural communities through the sentiments of those elected to represent us. In doing so it does not seek to highlight a political divide nor elevate one party above another (all quotes appear unattributed) but establish whether there exists an overall societal discourse and how this has changed over the years. Through this, The Lucky Country examines whether Australia's luck and prosperity are endeared to all who seek it. 'The Lucky Country' is a text based digital artwork examining Australia's collective views of our First Nations and multicultural communities through the sentiments of those elected to represent us. In doing so it does not seek to highlight a political divide nor elevate one party above another (all quotes appear unattributed), but establish whether there exists an overall societal discourse and how this has changed over the years. Through this, 'The Lucky Country' examines whether Australia's luck and prosperity is endeared to all who seek it. The Lucky Country uses sentiment analysis against the language of our nation’s leaders, through scraping politicians’ speeches to identify language associated with race and racism alongside the correlating year of release. This sentiment analysis bolds key phrases within presented quotes – highlighting themes for viewers to dwell upon. Through this The Lucky Country encourages all of us fortunate to call Australia home, to consider the prevalence of themes of race and racism in the speeches of our nation’s leaders and what this means for our society as a whole. Do the mentions of race indicate a persistence of racism in our culture? Do the mouths of our national representatives truly represent where we want to head as a community and society? How can we make Australia The Lucky Country for all?
The Sentinel BluRay AU - Victoria [Digital] 1 The Sentinel is aimed to leverage the video and image processing techniques to make the world a safer place for aged people. The solution helps to control pandemic and any other contagious disease spread by identifying the unmasked aged resident people/unmasked staff/unmasked visitors and making the announcement for them to wear their mask. The solution also helps in identifying people who are not registered as aged care staff or personal and are present in unauthorized areas. It recognizes strangers and makes announcement alarming security staff that an unidentified person is present in the undesired/unauthorised area. The Sentinel can be installed at Aged Care facilities to make a safe and secure environment for resident aged people and assuring their friends and family about the security of their loved ones. Our solution uses the following datasets: 1) List of aged care homes in Victoria.
The Super-Gap SwitchCase AU - New South Wales [Digital] 3 3 The projects tell us how withdrawing super can impact our retirement and how many more years you have to work if you want to re-earn the super amount you withdrew. This will provide stats to the government to target financial stimulus based on the broad industry sector so that no one is left disadvantaged. Once you select the broad industry sector you are working the following stats are displayed : 1) Average Super contributed per annum per person for the selected sector 2) Total jobs lost in the selected broad industry (based on % job loss in each sector from AFR). 3) How much super will be lost in total over time if $20k is withdrawn. (considering the time value of money and interest lost). 4) The average time the person would have to work more to regain the lost super 5) Average super contribution in the industry by gender 6) Impact on the existing Super Gender Gap. How many years would women have to work more compared to men to regain the lost super in any specific industry. We have used the following ATO tax statistics for 2017/2018 to calculate superannuation by each industry & gender and calculate the impact of early withdrawal on the number of years required to gain the super back. 1)Individuals table 5 : Income tax stats by sex, state/territory and broad industry, 2017–18 income year 2)Individuals table 9 : Income tax stats by business industry code, 2017–18 income year 3)Individuals table 15 : Average and median taxable income, salary or wages, and total income, by occupation and sex, 2017–18 income year 4)Individuals table 17 : Income tax stats by entity size and broad industry, 2017–18 income year We have also used publicly available information on following websites that is derived from Conexus Institute, Actuaries Institute and Super Consumers statistics.
Time is running out ! Raindrops AU - Victoria [Digital] 4 8 In this project, we are building insights on 1. possible economic and social recovery from COVID-19, 2. helping Victorians to understand the current situation better and 3. suggestions/ideas on improving the community growth and recovery; based on the datasets provided in the challenges The data used by our team comes from We consumed the data in excel format and used Tableau to visualize the data. A major issue that we faced was not many datasets covered the COVID period. We had to gather insights about COVID impact using job seeker, census, population density, road accidents, and job keeper data. A further use case was created that covered the on how to recover from the economic and social impact of COVID. You can also click on the below URL to know more about how we met our challenges. #social impact #economic impact #recession #loss of jobs #stock market #road accidents #census #active cases #job keeper #job seeker #newstart #lockdown #economy #unemployment #covid-19
Track and Trace (TRAT) Alohomora AU - Victoria [Digital] 1 A smart bin proposition to build Track and Trace(TRAT) to help organization to track the source of plastic and then trace it back with the help of citizens. So citizens will let the authorities know where is plastic type A coming from and for doing that citizens will be awarded rewards based on the quantity of plastics and quality of information they provide. We are enabling citizens to let us know where is the source of plastic by rewarding them. #smart bin #reward #smart app #plastic #waste #tracking #tracing #trat
Travel at Home iWing AU - Tasmania [Digital] 5 5 With the trend of COVID-19, the tourism industry in Tasmania has been severely affected, and with the travel ban went effect in March, there are few visitors who are allowed to enter Tasmania. Compared with previous years, it is easy to notice that the volume of visitors and the money they spend is lower. Based on this situation, it is necessary to rescue Tasmania’s tourism industry. What we are proposing here is a project named ‘Travel at Home’, which is based on VR videos of each tourism site, google maps and a series of online websites, try to offer people the same traveling experience at home. There are two benefits to this. The first one is safety. When traveling online at home, there is no need to worry about the COVID-19 at all, if compared with a traditional physical visit. For the other one, it will make a big advantage over other states. With the promotion of online advertisements, it will attract more people’s attention. And all the websites can sell souvenirs. All the souvenirs can be delivered to online visitors if they ordered via online portal. Besides, all the websites can be updated with main functions added if the COVID-19 eased in the future. With a low cost, the websites can be the ones that help the visitors to book a travel service including accommodation and tickets, etc. and people can pay it online or at the site counter. 1. Domestic freight by transport mode: Description of Use: People use our project could travel at home, also can shop at home.Then it helps to transport the product. 2. Open Street Map - Tasmania: Description of Use: We use the street map to find the tourism sites. 3. Trove, National Library of Australia: Description of Use: Used to provide histroical materials realated to heritages. 4. Tasmania Heritage Registered: Description of Use: Tasmanian Heritage Data to locate historic buildings or sites on our real-time map. 5. Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office: Description of Use: Used to provide historical materials related to heritages. #travel at home #online #promotion #shopping #visit #covid-19
Trekstep ElectronicallyE AU - South Australia [Digital] 2 8 Australians reside in the most liveable cities throughout the world with enviable surroundings. We have the opportunity to walk outside into captivating and picturesque environments, with an abondance of hidden gems to be discovered. The greatest of adventures are those not planned. They allow us to escape our comfort zone and see the world through a different perspective, enabling us to discover our environment in addition to ourselves. For many people, their neighbourhoods are perceived as monotonous landscapes filled with little more than houses, streets and footpaths. Combined with people’s repetitive lifestyles, we often do not have the opportunity to appreciate the surroundings of the places where we live, work and play. Trekstep combines historical locations, landmarks and points of interest sourced from government datasets into a timed expedition within a user’s local area. Users are provided with a colour indicated arrow directing them towards the location and to signify proximity to the site. Users must find their own way to the location, recording their experience through a timestamped video journal at waypoints. This activity is repeated until all waypoints have been travelled to. At the conclusion of the expedition, the video journal, the route and completion time taken to all landmarks is published onto a social platform for others to see. Trekstep creates a competitive and social platform for people to experience their surrounding environment, history, flora and fauna. The world is at your doorstep. Go find it. By sourcing landmark locations from numerous government datasets, people are taken to locations of historical and environmental significance, enabling them to develop a greater appreciation of their surrounding environment, flora and fauna. FAIR Principles • Findable: All datasets are sourced from and and can be found via the search box on the data portals with ease. There was great difficulty in finding datasets containing flora sites of significant value, hence many of the datasets used are of heritage locations. • Access: As the data does not require live and regular updates, access to the datasets was achieved via direct download. • Interoperable: All datasets for Trekstep are location-based and use the GEOJSON file format. Importing, processing and uploading of these datasets can be achieved easily. The datasets are not standardised, requiring manual identification for what each column is representative of. Interoperability dictated what datasets were able to be used. A number of location-based datasets published to government data portals are of varying formats (CSV, HTML, etc.) which created significant difficultly when trying to process and visualise the data for suitability. • Reusable: All user rights and licences can be found within the information page of each dataset. All locations within the datasets could be processed with minimal data loss. Exclusions have been made on sites deemed as sensitive, on private property or no longer in existence. #competition #timed #checkpoint #waypoint #journal #discovery #nature #landmarks #arts #plants #expedition #life #living #liveability #trees #birds #flora #fauna #trek #step #trekstep #steptrek #fitness #activity #economic #outside #outdoors #travel #history #local #adventure #covid-19
Unified GTFS-R Feed for Transport Canberra In2Teq Proj A AU - New South Wales [Digital] 1 4 This is a proposal for Transport Canberra showing proof of concept on how SIRI can be transformed to GTFS, and how a unified GTFS can be made available to third parties. This project is a classic Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) process which can be implemented in any platform. Essentially, it is GTFS + SIRI (where SIRI is converted to GTFS) = unified GTFS feed, or alternatively, it can be SIRI + GTFS (where GTFS is converted to SIRI) = unified SIRI feed via RESTful API. The key is the mapping of data from two disparate sources of different formats to a unified specification, and this project illustrates how it can be done.
Vault TAS INTER-TAS AU - Tasmania - Hobart [Physical] 3 5 Vault Tas is an app produced by Inter-Tas. This app can provide opportunities to tourism and local business. Tasmania is a state that rich in history, there are historical sites nearly everywhere around Tasmania. People can miss a lot of stuff while on their trip to Tasmania. This is where our app comes into play, this app will use the user’s location and inform them if there’s any heritage site near them by using heritage data stored in datasets. This will be a great help to the tourists as well as government to promote tourism across Tasmania. QR codes can be set across Tasmania near all historic sites in Tasmania through which Tasmanian history can be viewed using advanced phones AR technology or VR as well if you really want to immerse yourselves into the history of Tasmania. People can also take pictures in the AR environment (such as historical buildings, etc.) , this will make tourism very enjoyable while visiting and engage. All Tasmanian important events such as Dark Mofo can also be viewed using this app in AR and VR. It will create excitement among people in joining the event whenever it occurs.Scanning these QR codes will store all historical information in the app’s database of the user which user can use to study more about Tasmania history. Historians will have great benefit using this app. Moreover, this app will also support rewards system by using which users will be able to get discounts at historic sites salamanca market, Port Arthur, local restaurants etc. This will help in promoting Tasmania across Tourists which will increase commercial businesses revenue as well. Tasmanian Heritage Register can provide the required to locate historical or heritage buildings.This will hence help in setting up the QR codes near all such locations and increase tourism by giving reward points. Trove, National Library of Australia contains historical pictures, videos and information about various places. This information can then be stored in QR codes through which data can be viewed in form of AR and VR format in phones or headsets. LIST transportation data This data can be used to keep track of transportation system across Tasmania. In our we want to make people's tour easier and simple so, by using this data we can even add transportation information in our app. Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office can provide the required to locate historical or heritage buildings.This will hence help in setting up the QR codes near all such locations and increase tourism by giving reward points. #history #rewards #photography #vr #ar #videography #collaborations #events #local #businesses #app
VicPubSecEmp GoVic AU - Victoria [Digital] 1 1 Unemployment is a big problem Job seekers needs to take care of themselves as well as families Be on a high demand job has always been a problem in this dynamic world Getting success in the advertised job is not so easy Data visualisations makes the job seekers aware of the situation Getting to know which job skills are in demand in public sector Applying to the right job Trained in the high demand public sector Keep updated with the dynamic nature of the job industry Know what skills are required to get the job #govic #skillsindemand #gov hack #skills in demand #government #unemployment #govhack #employment
WAlector Optima Et me solum AU - Western Australia [Digital] 1 Web App to help voters decide on how they will cast their vote in the Western Australian election. The app is location sensitive so the user can choose a location and find the closest polling places through either a map or list. Data was from a simple spreadsheet (~1000 polling places) that was uploaded into a files that are queries to produce the lists and maps to satisfy the users needs.
WAlector Optima 2 Et me solum AU - Western Australia [Digital] 1 1 Web App to help voters decide on how they will cast their vote in the Western Australian election. The app is location sensitive so the user can choose a location and find the closest polling places through either a map or list. Data was from a simple spreadsheet (~1000 polling places) that was uploaded into a files that are queries to produce the lists and maps to satisfy the users needs.
Watchtower: An operational management system with integrated Telstra messaging and CSIRO data analytics for a smarter, more connected modern emergency service Club Platypus AU - Victoria [Digital] 4 3 Australia has many emergency services, [Vic SES](, [NSW SES](, CFA, RFS, and so on. The duty officers of many of these services still rely on spreadsheets to organise their crews, and when a job is on they have to activate crew by manually typed text message. "Current systems are fine for small emergencies, up to 200 crew, but it breaks down when you have a Black Saturday type event where you need crew from multiple regions to coordinate, and especially when state lines are crossed." Natural disasters such as bushfires, floods, and cyclones occur frequently across Australia and are expected to get worse as a result of climate change. There are many resources from top government agencies such as the [CSIRO's ERIC]( and [Data61's Spark](, but volunteer divisions find it difficult to keep up with the latest information. To better prepare and cope with larger natural disasters, we need to provide communities with early warnings of natural hazards, improve consistency of information across jurisdictions, and create reliable authoritative solutions that people can rely on. We have created an operational management system that can get the right message, at the right time, to the right people. #state emergency services #disaster management #disaster recovery #bushfire prediction #sms text #telstra api #csiro #spark data61 #pagers #paging #ses #natural disasters #climate change #bushfire #communication
WeCare WeCare Tech AU - South Australia [Digital] 1 6 Older people, accounting for a large proportion of Australian population, are more susceptible to getting sick with COVID-19, and cause higher fatality rate once getting infected compared to youngers. Therefore, providing older people with special protection and care will contribute to the infection control, overall social stability and further development. Utilizing the available open data and processing data virtualization, we aim to design the solution to mitigate infected information limitation specially faced by older people because they are unfamiliar with digital devise application, optimize medical resources and volunteer allocation, and prioritize the old people’s medical need.
Weekends Go Airlinking! AU - New South Wales [Digital] 1 2 By using the Liquor & Gaming license data, we develop a platform to provide customers with latest business information , enhance user experience , give solution to age identification,  help Liquor stores and casinos restart quickly under a COVID-19 safety plan. 1. Functions (1) Nearby stores to me by using the liquor and gaming license data, we develop a platform to provide customers with latest business information. Customers can easily know where the nearby stores are. (2) real time monitoring we develop a capacity management system which shows the real-time number of people in venues. If it reaches the capacity limits, red light on and the system will recommend a liquor store or casino with green light nearby as an alternative. This allows the stores to comply with the covid-19 restrictions and at the same time helps to meet customer needs. (3) Products selling It’s also an online store platform. liquor stores are able to sell their products online. (4) Promotion Plenty of business were shut down during the covid-19 pandemic. Weekends will help bottle shops and casinos restart quickly under a safety plan. 2. Better communication with customers Each store has its own homepage. Customers can easily get access to business information such as the upcoming events and manage their bookings and event registrations to make sure that all available spots are taken. 3. Digitalized promotion Everyone can create a live stream via our app,which will allow users to access information of the events. We build a community for alcohol lovers to share their feelings and at the same time to help business grow via the help of live stream selling. And in the other way, selling of those products will also provide job opportunities in delivery. References: API Git Repo: Web Git Repo: data link first: data link second: This project used two datasets: Premise licence and coordinate: Drink name and brand: We firstly transmitted these data into our Postgres database, and processed it into two data models-premises and drinks. And we randomly allocated drinks to each premise. In commercial situation premises will be able to editor their own collection of drink. In the API part, people can search premises via different attributes, such as coordination, drink name, search radius, and gaming allowance. #safedrink #connection #meeting #grouping #friends #safety #smallbusinesses #sme #covid19
WISER Hedwig NZ - New Zealand - Auckland [Digital] 2 5 ### Problem KiwiSaver enrolments of the age group 14-19 are steadily decreasing. Teenagers do not have enough understanding of KiwiSaver and how it could help them plan for their future. There are very limited mediums and resources for teenagers to learn about KiwiSaver without encountering unfamiliar jargon and sophisticated concepts. ### Solution By creating an engaging, interactive, fun-to-play visualisation tool customised to our target audience, we bridge the communication gap between teenagers and government. This application is designed to be a journey planner, where the customer will start their adventure by setting up their goals for the future. Using the data related to their aspirations, the app provides visualised information about how KiwiSaver could be their best friend along their journey. To make it more engaging, we created `Hedwig the owl` who will be the user's companion and assistant. Hedwig will introduce important information about KiwiSaver and the significance of early investment. The uniqueness of the app, comes from the data visualisations, where users would not be puzzled by the jargon or abstract values of savings, but will be presented with clear, impactful and meaningful graphs, which can be easily interpreted by anyone even with basic levels of financial/mathematical literacy. Ultimately the app will increase teenagers' awareness of KiwiSaver, its benefits and the importance of it. The data our team has used for our project mainly comes from Stats.NZ, which included New Zealand 2018 Census dataset and 2019 Detailed Household expenditure data set . The most of data resources had aggregated information with census containing very limited number of professions, summarised in 7 different categories. For our project we had to find more detailed job salary datasets for the New Zealand population, thus we used to find average earnings of 300+ different jobs and 20+ industries. To account for the cost of life we used the Household expenditure dataset from Stats.NZ, we then calculated a scalar factor to find how the cost of living of each region changes with respect to national average. We then used that data to make our predictions as accurate as possible. In future we plan utilising additional data including creating an API to provide real-time information. #kiwisaver #raising awareness #finance #personal finance
Wordspeech SofTeam AU - Queensland [Digital] 1 3 What if the political spheres can see close to the problematic of the community with a magnified glass and tackle with success these issues. Wordspeech software is trying to show how we can embed resources from every source, corner recorded in datasets from topics such as community, economics, infracstruscture, health, finance and defense. Helping the future of speech to be acculturated, intelligent, assertive, dynamic and more important that could touch million of people with a successful speech. Wordspeech helps to embed this source of information fast and intelligent with the aid of historical data. For this project we have take one of the most successful topics in political history in Australia Private Health Cover and on of the best speech that made this in today time a success idea for the Australia community. Using the PM Transcript reponsitory ( dataset and the Federal Election Speeches (, we could have demonstrate the unlimited possibilities. Matching resources and algorithms for a clever result. We have used classical approach methods such as algorithms like Karatsuba to divide a problem into three problems of half the size. The recursive structure of Karatsuba lends itself to a simple detection. But about is we could implement one of the powerful algorithms in the world to do this even better. PageRank algorithm works fine for this, it could work continuously with machine learning. The number and quality of words frequently used in political speech recorded embed with the datasets Australia Research Data Commons can offer but not limited with other arches such articles. I believe for this project we have simplified all context and demonstrate the possibilities of good algorithmic methods and aid of well recorded information to produce results not a solution. #wordspeech #word analytics #algorithms #pagerank algorithm #karatsuba algorithm #australia research data commons
ZenSci citi-zen scientists AU - Queensland [Digital] 5 9 ZenSci aims to introduce budding citizen scientists into the compelling and understudied world of entomology and biological diversity. Using a location based mobile app the users will gather data on perhaps the most critical ecosystem engineers, largely responsible for food production, soil, air quality and the decomposition of organic material, insects. The platform will use relevant API's and open biodata platforms to compare and validate citizen data against professionally gathered data. The results will provide localised biological insights and predictions for farmers, gardeners, climate scientists and policy makers. When paired with soil and water test results the application will help fill the gap in our understanding of rapid biological changes to climate variations including the destabilising effects prior to bush fires. propagation of information within the biosphere is for the most part an untapped informational resource. Eventually enough data and intelligent unsupervised learning algorithms might provide insight into the probability of negative climate events for specific geographic areas. The goal of the project is to use open source data from Openmaps, Atlas of Living Australia and BioCollect community science application/databse to host and process the contributions to ZenSci. ZenSci will act as an alternate version of ALA initially but with features unique to its internal reward system. ZenSci will gradually pool open data sets from the body of Australian Entomological research with the long term goal of improving climate/infestation/agricultural predictions for all Australians. The gap in the research is the scope of collecting enough localised data, but by utilising citizen scientists and data already being created but not used (dashcam and gopro footage) ZenSci hopes to address this issue in part through machine learning image classifiers (supervised learning) for pest/beneficial insect identifications. More advanced unsupervised models could in theory aid the prediction of rapid ecosystem changes such as extreme weather events, top soil erosion/health, strange communal migratory patterns and even bushfires as the biosphere will be the first system to react to fire changes before and during bushfires. These predictions might one day help policy makers take rapid action in the face of an increasingly variable environment.