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Welcome to the My Travel Impact Challenge! 
 
Synopsis 
What would convince you to change your travel behaviours?  Weather?  Carbon?  This challenge aims to develop an app that provides users with information about their travel patterns, and quantifies the impact of their choices. Users could be presented with a summary of their daily trip (eg. distance travelled in the last week, the last month and the last year) and how their mode choice behaviour has impacted them (time) and the wider community.   The app could also allow users to interrogate their carbon footprint and compare this to other mode choices (eg. driving, riding and walking) and the relative savings/cost of carbon and money as a result of their choice.
Users could also be presented with historical and forecast weather data from Bureau of Meteorology, suggesting days to consider walking/cycling based on weather patterns/predictions. The app may rely on users submitting their travel data from their smart card (eg. Myki in Melbourne).
 
Resources and Datasets:
 
Bureau of Transport Statistics, NSW
Great travel statistics for NSW
 
Bureau of Meteorology Datasets
 
Australia's climate change datasets, includes daily temperatures and rainfall for approximately 100 years.
 
Carbon Calculators and Resources:
 
Geoscience Australia Datasets
 
General Resources/Links:
Some apps and programs that we like!
 
Processing is an open source language developed primarily for visualisation.
 
Sencha Touch JavaScript framework for building mobile sites and apps.  (GPLv3 Version recommended.)
 
Open Street Map
 
Tilemill is an open source design tool to makes maps with Carto, a CSS-like styling language.
 
General Data Vis Tools and Apps
 
Visualisation Resources 
 
Data Visualisation Ideas
 
ANNOUNCEMENT AREA:
Next group thing will be xx. (Looking for this sort of thing, or next team meeting)
 
 
Relevant links and reminder of tags
  • Recorded video
  • Interviews with people
  • Formal talks
  • Explanations and tutorials from team
  • Link to github
 
Notes for problem and solutions
  • Relevant dataset link and description
  • Tried this, didn't work, trying this instead
  • So and so is working on this aspect
 
There are teams in these cities working on this:
 
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