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Some highlights from the Sydney event at the opening on Friday night.
The Sydney crowd gathers around as GovHack 2014 officially opens.
One of the Sydney teams throwing around some ideas; thinking of using avatars to bring history and research to life. For example, a student may research for information on Captain Cook, and the avatar could help deliver the information in a more interactive way.
One of the Sydney teams working hard on developing their disaster map concept; thinking of ways to visualise natural and man made disasters in the past, present and possibly future.
Bill Simpson-Young from NICTA demonstrating the [[artnid:549601|National Map|]] that uses datasets sourced from [[artnid:536473|Geoscience Australia – the agency that has so far contributed the largest amount of datasets to data.gov.au|]].
Simpson-Young is showing a visualisation of data broadband quality and availability across the country. Underpinning this map is WebGL and Cesium.
One of the Sydney teams looking into the government datasets and past projects to try and come up with ideas. Soda, food, thought. Soda, food, thought.