Localé

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Project Description


Localé is a tourism based application designed to better connect visitors to local businesses and events in a safe and stress free manner. Localé will also include local area safety and evacuation information to improve community safety. Data generated can be feed back to the council to aid in council and civil defense planning. The end goal of our idea is to have a well designed app with a great user experience, while accomplishing our core concepts well.


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The problem we found was that visiting tourists and locals need an easy way to get a decent dose of culture and entertainment, while feeling safe and secure in an unfamiliar environment while exploring new areas. We decided to make an app that will help organize events and activities while also providing safety information for civil defense and natural disasters.
Originally we found articles of tourist deaths in New Zealand. Upon learning of these tragedies we decided to find ways to mitigate these deaths while providing a service that will help people have a great experience in New Zealand towns while also supporting local businesses by encouraging people to visit the lesser known ones over big chains.


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Waterways Map

Description of Use: This map shows river and ocean levels and water safety levels to show tourists where it is safe to swim based on ecoli levels

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Walking and Biking trails

Description of Use: We downloaded this map to help encourage people new to the region to visit our wonderful walking and biking trails to get the best experience of the region

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Hawkes Bay Tsunami Evacuation Routes

Description of Use: We downloaded this map so that users that are new to the area have a quick and easy way to access this data in an emergency.

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Eventfinda RSS

Description of Use: We scraped this rss feed to build a data set of local events so we could show off the event find feature in our application

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International travel and migration data

Description of Use: We used this data as a research point to look at potential app growth curves over time.

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Challenges

Best use of data to assist in a Civil Emergency

Region: New Zealand

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Innovate New Zealand

Region: New Zealand

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Best Way to Promote Positive Mental Health

Region: New Zealand

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Best Creative Use Of Technology

Region: New Zealand

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