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Science data challenge

How might we make discovering and understanding scientific data for a location possible?


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A list of useful Queensland Government open datasets are tagged on data.qld.gov.au

  • A tourist searches ‘grocery store Longreach’ and they will see a list of stores, opening hours, address and contact details, ratings, photos, interactive maps, directions. Off they go to get their supplies.
  • An agricultural science student searches ‘environmental and natural resource data Longreach’ or ‘environmental and natural resource data Condamine’. What can they find?

What is your solution?

Your solution to this challenge should use at least one science dataset from the Department of Environment and Science and we suggest you use one or more of the following science APIs

  1. Science APIs

Locating open data

Queensland Government open data is accessible at data.qld.gov.au. Search for other government open data at data.gov.au and local government websites.

Below is a list of open datasets and resources you might like to use for this challenge.

Open datasets

  1. Climate
  2. Water
  3. Coastal
  4. Air
  5. Soils
  6. Agriculture
  7. Biodiversity
  8. Remote sensing

Resources

  1. Department of Environment and Science
  2. Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
  3. Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
  4. Gazetteer of Australian Place Name Search
  5. Queensland Globe
  6. TERN AusCover
  7. Australian Research Data Commons
  8. Geoscience Australia
  9. Atlas of Living Australia
  10. National Environmental Information Infrastructure
  11. NationalMap

Guidance to help you prepare your GovHack project video to pitch your solution (3 minutes):

  1. Introduction: state the project title, team name and members.
  2. Problem: what is the challenge your hack addressed? Why does it matter to find a solution?
  3. Vision: in one sentence, describe the ideal end state / long-term goal you are trying to achieve through your solution.
  4. Data/resources: what was your approach to solve the problem? How did you investigate the problem? Provide an overview of the open data and information used and how it helped you to develop your solution
  5. Minimum viable product: describe your solution (proof of concept). What makes the solution unique? What would be the impact of the solution?
  6. Next steps: outline a road map on how the solution could be developed and implemented to achieve your vision.

For more tips see the GovHack handbook.

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