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  • GovHack 2017 Challenge - Participation in Sport and Access to Sporting infrastructure

    Data.Vic Team28 July 2017

    Challenge

    Challenge owner - Latrobe Valley Authority

    Governments all over the world have recognized that there is a relationship between sport and social inclusion. Whether it's as a spectator or participant sport can be a significant driver of vibrancy and togetherness in a community. But many are marginalized and excluded from sport for a variety of reasons.

    This challenge seeks to address the issue of inclusion in sport throughout the Latrobe valley community through raising awareness, connecting people and fostering active lifestyles.
     

  • GovHack 2017 Challenge - Social inclusion, economic participation and regional youth

    Data.Vic Team28 July 2017

    Challenge

    Challenge owner - Latrobe Valley Authority

    A new $4.3 million youth space in Morwell will be designed for and with Latrobe Valley's young people. The innovative and contemporary facility will deliver a range of programs, activities and services connecting our young people to education, training, employment and broader community life. It will also be a base for social enterprises to provide training and placement, including work experience and pathways to employment.

    This challenge seeks the design of informational resources, mobile, and web applications that help support the activities of youth space and youth in the region more broadly.

  • GovHack 2017 Challenge - What's my best way home?

    Data.Vic Team28 July 2017

    Challenge

    Challenge Owner - Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

    How can we use Victoria's open Government data to help the community find the quickest and safest way home? Is there a way to encourage crowd-sourcing of data anomalies?

    Melbourne has consistently been ranked as one of the world's most livable cities in the world. Our cohesive and stable society, healthcare, education, and world class infrastructure make Melbourne a magnificent city in which to live and work. Increasing population in Melbourne has resulted with congested road/foot traffic which impact the community during peak times, such as exiting an event/concert/footy, or the event of train line faults. Knowing your surround provides location advantage, but others can benefit from knowledge sharing. Social media is becoming an essential component to crowdsourcing as it allows organizations to reach a wider audience faster, cheaper and more efficiently than ever before. Using location based apps to review, comment and provide feedback have gained popularity with the likes of Waize, Uber, Zomato, Yelp etc.

    DELWP stores and publishes many open spatial datasets available from the Victorian government; DELWP is the Custodian for the Vicmap suite of foundation spatial data products, maintains the metadata stores, enables data to be consumed by open data portals such as www.data.vic.gov.au and data.gov.au, and delivers downloadable content via Spatial DataMart. This data is authoritative, accurate, and freely available to the public. Exposing information and services to the community and government agencies is one of our primary drivers. There is opportunity to empower the community to promote DELWP’s foundational data with the creation of a knowledge sharing/crowd-sourcing idea. 

  • GovHack 2017 Challenge - Exploring the Links Between Environment and Health

    Data.Vic Team28 July 2017

    Challenge

    Challenge Owner - Environment Protection Authority

    Human health and quality of life are greatly impacted by the state of the environment. How can we combine data from multiple sources to better understand the relationship between health and environment? Can we develop predictive tools to identify health issues that are strongly influence by the environment? Data sources could come from EPA, other agencies such as BoM and self-reported data from the community regarding symptoms they experience.

    EPA Data

  • GovHack 2017 Challenge - Community Environment Data

    Data.Vic Team28 July 2017

    Challenge

    Challenge Owner - Environment Protection Authority

    How might environmental data be made meaningful at the community and suburban level? Using EPA’s data how can we help people better appreciate and understand their local environment. How can we encourage individuals to use innovative technologies to collect, interpret and share (with the EPA) their own environmental data?

    EPA Data