Ctrl-Access - Control your data, Access data relevant to you
Our project focus is empowering individuals to take control of their interactions with government data, and to mine their personal data.
We do this through a configurable, secure client. The client can interact with user data, government data and user configured options to make pertinent data available through Alexa voice query and custom query forms.
Ctrl-Access is a modular reporting platform on government and personal data. We envision an open 2-way marketplace where developers can create lifestyle modules that link specific data sets with different lifestyle ideas. For example, how does an individual's activity data stack up against the activity data for long-lived individuals, or how could a person with specific floral allergies move safely and comfortably through a city? Individuals can subscribe to these modules as appropriate to their lives.
With thanks to Telstra Data Labs, especially Ryan and John, for their help throughout the weekend.
The wealth of data on all aspects of society and the individual presents a unique opportunity to improve the quality of life of Australians. We are interested in empowering individuals to engage with their personal data and compare with government data in ways that will provide insights for their lives. Ctrl Access will enable users to interact with government datasets in a way particular to their individual data profile.
Our demonstrated use-case is for an Accessibility Module. Given the requirement of needing wheeled access to buildings and public transport, the Accessibility Module checks building data and transport routes, as well as pedestrian volume along the route. Another potential use-case for accessibility is around the avoidance of environmental allergens, such as London Plane trees.
We also envisage Ctrl-Access as a way of optimising health and well-being, as with this video where Alexa is interacting with the user about a computer game. Like the video, where he wants to know how to improve, and Alexa compares his data to everyone’s game play data and makes suggestions, Ctrl-Access will compare a user’s data to existing datasets to make lifestyle recommendations. For example, based on what Ctrl-Access knows about you and on the datasets it has access to, it could suggest tailored activities based on your demographic profile and preferences.
Evidence of Work
Buildings with name, age, size, accessibility and bicycle facilities
Description of Use: Used to get accessibility data for particular buildings, so the program can compare a user's accessibility requirements with the building's attributes.
Trees, with species and dimensions
Description of Use: Used to inform routes based on wishing to see old trees, or on wishing to avoid plant species that cause an allergic response.
Description of Use: Used to calculate pedestrian volume for given sensors.
Pedestrian Sensor Locations
Description of Use: Used to find average pedestrian volume for a given walking route, either at a particular time or more generally.
Navigating construction disruption - A City For People
Bounty: Making open data more open.
Telling Stories with Data(.Vic)