GreenWay - The coolest way to travel across the city.
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GreenWay is a live functional web app that navigates shows you between any two points in the Greater Sydney Area with routes that prioritise greenery and avoid the urban heat of the built up in environment. It also shows you heat maps for the area showing the levels of vegetation cover and temperature, block by block. Making the route more comfortable encourages out of their air conditioned cars on hot days.
We used NSW Department of Planning, Industry & Environment's open data via SEED (Urban Heat Island and Urban Vegetation Cover) and created visual heat maps for visualisation, and integrated it into our navigation routing engine to upweight trees and cool regions while still considering fast routes.
Description of Use
Used in our Greenway project to provide navigation routes which favour cooler areas bypassing areas with a high urban heat island affect. The idea being that a longer route though a cooler area (based on the urban heat island data) would be more favourable than a shorter route where it's hotter due to the urban heat island affect.
Greater Sydney Region Urban Vegetation Cover to Modified Mesh Block 2016
Description of Use
Used in our Greenway project to provide navigation routes which favour vegetated areas. The idea being that a slightly longer route, but which has more green vegetation would be a more pleasant walk, than the shorter but non-green route.
🌟 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.