Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Australia: 3D Map of Geothermal Energy Resources Wins Hackathon

Making 3D maps: 2016 GovHack winners announced (Geoscience Australia)

This year's GovHack winners have been announced at the 2016 GovHack Red Carpet Awards held in Adelaide on Saturday 22 October. Geoscience Australia is proud to support open data through our ongoing support of the GovHack competition.

GovHack is a three day 'hackathon' that sees teams from across Australia and New Zealand compete to develop new applications using open government data. The volunteer-run event is sponsored by large technology companies, several government departments and a range of high-visibility start-ups and innovators.

The winner of the Geoscience Australia's Exploring Underground bounty prize was a 3D printed geophysical data model, created by Victoria's Petrified Data team. Using a series of 2D geoscience datasets from Geoscience Australia, the team created a series of hand-painted 3D printed models including a cool-looking 3D map of geothermal temperatures across the Australian continent.

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