Imagine you want to go out for a picnic, fly a drone or train for state of origin. Is it a good day? Where should you go and how should you get there? Will there be trees there?
This online map covers many areas of Australia and combines many data sources you won't just find on Google or Bing Maps. Data includes air quality, current bushfires, weather current and historical, vegetation cover, heat island detection.
Combining this data into a single user interface required writing APIs change multiple data sources into common open formats that could be used in a webbrowser and did not take too long to load.
Mashes up weather, air quality and bushfire incident data from many sources to provide a useful map of locations for outdoor activity.
The spatial data came in differing formats/column names and sometimes was too large to display. API proxies were created to convert each piece of data into a common format for display on the map.
Some of the conclusions drawn were that there are many areas that are consistently too hot and have little vegetation. Also during QLD bushfires, air quality can be very low making outdoor activities hard.
🌟 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.