Based the large number of free wi-fi hotspots (either at train stations, or at council locations) across Melbourne, this presents a unique opportunity to present those who connect with a data-driven story available in multiple languages.
Given the geo-location of available wi-fi hotspots, users would be offered a chance to experience the history, demographic breakdown of the area, as well as local council information.
We found that the data for councils can be very spread apart, across multiple sources (websites, reports, databases), and there is no easy method for residents or visitors to an area to find relevant information without attempting to search and filter through traditional channels.
Our idea is that we could combine relevant data together, and present it to people in a familiar format, but through a unique method.
With this idea/approach in mind, this solution concept collated information in various datasets from Kingston City Council, as well as the Trove database, KnowYourCouncil website, Census data between 2001 and 2016, and a combination of location datasets for Hospitals, Sports Grounds, and Schools.
Based on this approach, we for-see this as a means to promote collaboration of open-data resources between local councils and to be something that could be easily adapted and utilized at both city (Wydnham) and state levels.