My Environment

Project Info

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Project Description

Our project is a website/app that provides home owners with information on flood risks, fire ratings, water efficiency and solar energy potential for their specific area. The aim of the site is to engage Queensland communities with their surrounding environment through the use of spatial data.

Data Story

We chose QLD spatial and hydrological data to create the My Environment website as it gave us the required information to determine and rate the environmental factors needed when purchasing a home. Excel was used to filter and search for errors and ArcCatalogue was used to determine the quality and relevance of each dataset. ArcGIS and R studio were then used to analyse the data to produce the environmental ratings for each location. Finally, the data were displayed on a user friendly platform (the website) to allow users to quickly engage with their environment.

Evidence of Work



Team DataSets

Australian Rainfall and Runoff - Regional Flood Frequency Estimation Model

Description of Use: Used to model the Gumbel distribution and AEP (annual exceedance probability) of the recorded flood discharges within a given region for the home owners

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Queensland Government Water Monitoring Portal

Description of Use: Used in Rstudio to create a flood analysis of the area. Data contains the mean, min and max discharges over the period of 1971 to 2019

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World Imagery

Description of Use: Basemap

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Digital Elevation Model (DEM) of Australia derived from LiDAR 5 Metre Grid MapServer

Description of Use: Used to calculate potential flooding, with respect to distance from watercourse and elevation

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Broad vegetation groups - pre-clearing and 2017 remnant - Queensland series

Description of Use: Prominent Vegetation in area

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Ordered drainage 100K - Queensland - by area of interest

Description of Use: Used to calculate flood potential, with respect to distance from watercourse and elevation

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