Project Airscape is an application that lets you, the users, to track air pollution in Australia - and ideally find a correlation between air quality and ocean pollution.
Our original idea was to create an application that would show both air pollution data, and ocean swell/current and pollution data, to see if the application could identify a correlation between the 2.
Due to time constraints, the current application simply shows you the air quality data for a searched location.
The application is restricted to eastern states (Queensland, ACT) due to the data available to us - however it would definitely be possible to expand this in the future.
We are utilising HTML 5 speech synthesis, to make the data more accessible to people with visual impairments, and to make the interpretation of the data easier on the user.
This application could be useful for people who are conscious of air quality, who are looking to move to a new location.
How can we bring public and privately provided travel, lifestyle and leisure activities information together easily in a way that is easy to use and can help everyone find the information relevant to them for events at our venues.
How can open data be presented on search.data.gov.au to make it easier and friendlier to use? Does this mean making it more similar to using standard search engines, like Google, or something else entirely?
How can we use ocean data to better support decision making for how we use our oceans? What sort of information presentation could provide more effective understanding of ocean dynamics beneath the ocean surface over a period of time?