Our project is an interactive app that will help you navigate the city of Sydney. It uses heat vulnerability, vegetation coverage and location data to plan a route throughout the city based on your preferences. These preferences would include whether you want the fastest or coolest route, desired shade coverage and your final destination. The app also includes different food venues such as restaurants and cafes as well as different attractions that you can select.
The initial data we found for our project was heat vulnerability index and vegetation coverage. This data was overlayed in ArcGIS to show a visualisation of the cool and hotspots in Sydney. We then scraped data off of Tripadvisor for attractions and food places in Sydney and filtered through this data in excel. This data was then used to create location pin drops on a map with some brief info on places and a hyperlink for the Tripadvisor page.
🌟 What's the coolest way to travel across the city?
Using datasets which map urban heat and green cover across Greater Sydney, we challenge you to develop a tool which visualises green routes through the city. Help people avoid urban heat and move across the city in comfort by mapping out green streets and pathways which connect shopping centres, public transport stops and public spaces.
How might we combine data with modern technologies - such as AI/ML, IoT, Analytics or Natural Language interfaces - to better our public transport services. Outcomes could take the form of new commuter experiences, reduced environmental impact, or helping plan for the future.