Honey I hit a Roo

Project Aim

This project aims at achieving the following objectives:
  • wildlife conservation,
  • reporting insurance claims,
  • assisting the road users in reporting road collision,
  • data analytics and research,
  • road regulators and wild-life administrators and
  • government policy makers.

Datasets used 

The key datasets that are used for this project are:
  1. ACT wildlife calls - using the statistics to highlight the support calls for animals involved in collisions on ACT roads.
  2. ACT wildlife atlas - the spread of wildlife species in the ACT region to highlight the population density of particular species
  3. ACT street lights - allude to other factors that may affect the causes of wildlife collisions
  4. ACT roadsigns - underline the importance of better signage for alerting motorists of high wildlife activity to reduce collisions
  5. RSPCA/Wildlife ACT data - to uncover the support data for animals rescue   
  6. Other wildlife datasets - using related datasets from regions adjacent to ACT i.e. WIRES, Wildcare Queanbeyan etc.
  7. GeoSpatial - environment data to show related dataset affecting the movement of wildlife 

Why this project?

We decided to build this project to:
  • to provide smarter way to capture and share wildlife collision data with relevant stakeholders

  • use historical data by aggregating various datasets on collisions involving wildlife

  • provide a consolidated data platform for research teams and policy makers

Prize categories

'Honey I hit a roo' meets the criteria for the following prize categories:

A picture is worth a thousand words

  • This project uses Google maps overlaying data from the ACT wildlife calls dataset to display collisions in the ACT region

Best location-based hack

  • This project uses location data in two ways - capture location details on reporting a wildlife collision through the web app and use historical collision data in visualisations

Didn’t see that coming hack

  • Didn't see that roo coming, which is what we say when we report the collision

First Hackers

  • Four of the five team members are first time hackers

Innovation Hack

  • The innovation in this project brings together the various stakeholders in the context - collision reporter, wildlife/parks officers, insurance claim officers, policy makers, data scientists to work off the same dataset captured from a single source to make a more compelling business case

Safety hack (International)

  • The project focusses on the safety aspect of saves road users from unexpected wildlife collisions by providing real-time alerts of actual wildlife collisions that have occurred on the road they are travelling that not assures the safety of road users but also the wildlife  

Social hack

  • The projects hits on the mark - the road users safety can be improved if there are less chances of wildlife collisions ensuring sustainable living for all concerned

Transport hack

  • The project will be make a key difference to transport in and around Canberra by reducing the likelihood of wildlife collisions in the years to come through better real-time information on collisions not to mention added benefits of lowering insurance claims and controlling the insurance premiums
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