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Adelaide City Council Prizes

The inaugural SouthStart HackFest 2014 is a 24 hour event that challenges the developer community to improve the City of Adelaide through the creation of creative new apps, websites or mobile tools that use Adelaide City Council (ACC) data.

Following the 24 hours of non-stop programming, teams will be given 2 minutes to demonstrate their product to industry experts and investors.

The SouthStart Hackfest aligns with Council’s Strategic Outcomes of ‘Accessible City’ and ‘Creative City’. It also aligns with a number of principles of the Digital Strategy 2012-16 “Connect Adelaide” including ‘view government held information as a resource to be made available to the community’ and ‘harness technology to provide easily accessible, responsive and cost effective services.’


Your mission – if you choose to accept it – is to create a working app, website or mobile tool that presents spatial information of the City of Adelaide in an innovative and user-friendly way using as many of ACC’s geo-spatial datasets as possible. The main purpose is to provide an avenue for the community to access information in a useful way so that it’s easier to use and explore the City.

Available datasets that are available include:

• Locations of ‘Great Buildings’

• Free City Connector Bus route plus points of interest near each bus stop

• Adelaide City Bike Art Trail

• Public Art pieces

• Aboriginal attractions

• Park Lands, including attractions, parks, playgrounds and assets

• What’s On calendar of events and activities

• 3D City Model

• Traffic restrictions, including locations of road works, speed restrictions and road closures

• Adelaide City Council assets such as street furniture, trees etc.

• UPark locations

• City bike network, including cycling trails and bike lanes

• Bike parking facilities

• Walking and running trails

• Fitness circuits

• Sporting facilities, including ovals, clubs and courts

• Dog parks and dog off-leash areas

• Picnic and BBQ areas

• Historical walking trails


The above datasets can be accessed during the competition via:

Open Data

o The 3D model ( 111 Mb)

A number of these datasets are also currently available in open format from the South Australian Government Data Directory: and can be accessed and reused under a Creative Commons CC-BY licence at any time.



All submitted prototypes will be reviewed by a panel of judges who will score your submission against the following criteria:

1. Usefulness and appeal– value and service to Adelaide residents, visitors or businesses.

Will people want to download and use this, and will it educate, inform and inspire?

2. Innovation – uniqueness and inventiveness

3. Ease of use - usability and accessibility

4. Use of geo-spatial datasets –how many and the way the datasets are used

5. Design – presentation and creativity

6. Quality – well thought out and executed


A shortlist of up to two teams will receive $2,000 per team. The shortlist may then be provided with the opportunity to pitch for further funding of up to $15,000, which will involve putting forward a proposal and quotation to further develop their idea concept into a finished solution and implementation.

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