Thursday, August 1, 2013

One But Many

Winer of the 2013 GovHack contest.
The Brisbane-based group, Hack the Evening was awarded $1,000 for their project
One, but many which took information from the Archives’ Passenger Arrivals Index
(PAI) and combined it with historical statistics to create an application to help users
learn more about Australia’s migration history. 
The application used a virtual map to show migration departures from ports around the
world during the period 1921-1949; and by using additional high-band video footage,
Wikipedia information and historical data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the
group aimed to show what events might have influenced migration patterns, including
those to Australia.

A full report on GovHack can be found here.

A Full list of projects is available here.

No comments:

Post a Comment