SPATIAL SPECS

Gov Hack 2019 - Darwin NT Team

Challenge 2

VIDEO URL:
https://youtu.be/q6iI9mx6hjA

OVERCAST URL:
http://overcast.net.au/installations/govhack19/citizen.html

EVIDENCE REPOSITORY URL:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1PSqKY-NB96bpVWvbbMCvSGp5bjL2w8cp

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT & THE DATA STORY, OUR IDEA & THE DATA USED:

CHALLENGE TITLE:
Determine logistics for E-mobility transport in Darwin CBD

CHALLENGE BACKGROUND STORY:
Identify (and justify) the ideal locations for E-mobility stations in Darwin CBD.

Your solution should consider factors such as:

  • Traffic safety
  • User demographics
  • Ease of navigation
  • Weather and climate
  • Convenience
  • Proximity to points of interest

Eligibility: Use at least one City of Darwin data source.

OUR IDEA:
People need easily accessible information to make informed decisions. Our overarching theme is that data is available but people don’t have the knowledge, skills and time to access it. We believe in creating a one stop shop.

Collective decision making or community engagement on infrastructure decisions can be valuable when denizens are informed.

In our solution, citizens can go to a single web page
(http://overcast.net.au/installations/govhack19/citizen.html) and through overlays can get an idea of some of the factors involved in the decision, and as the overlays are be turned on and off people see the factors that the CoD are looking at.

Obviously many other pertinent data overlays can be added especially when the smart city cameras data comes on board:

  • Traffic congestion/ movements
  • Pedestrian
  • Ambient sound dB
  • Temperature
  • Humidity etc

More informed citizens can place a pin where they think is appropriate. Importantly the pin won’t show up on the map until it has been moderated to stop inappropriate larkin community engagement. Digital community engagement has the advantage of being cheap and readily accessible (therefore democratic).

The outcome:
A map with various layers showing gardens, paths, lighting, etc will make it more obvious where we should have the scooter stations. Citizens will be better able to vote after reading about the project and exploring the data where they think the appropriate places are.

DATA SETS USED:

City of Darwin Open Data Hub
http://open-darwin.opendata.arcgis.com/

City of Darwin Major Park Zones
http://open-darwin.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/64a542757ffa4f7bbf115a508d3749e4_0

City of Darwin Transportation Utilities
http://open-darwin.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/f7fdfe1dc22b4a81853e67065541430b