Project Info

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Team Name


Team Members

Jacob , Chris , Seong Her and 2 other members with unpublished profiles.

Project Description

In a world grappling with the profound challenges of climate change, the enormity of rising temperatures and sea levels often leaves us feeling overwhelmed and detached from the urgent need for collective action. GeoCatch is a transformative answer to this complex dilemma, offering a dynamic solution that bridges the gap between environmental data and actionable insights.

GeoCatch, a collaborative social informatics platform, leverages authoritative datasets such as the 2021 Coastal Hazards Assessments and Sea Rise Level Data to provide real-time 3D visualizations of projected sea level rise in Christchurch's coastal area. Empowering users to manipulate emission and temperature variables, GeoCatch enables simulations of environmental impacts for varying timeframes into the future.

The platform fosters community engagement through collaborative features, including a discussion Forum, a knowledge-rich Wiki, and an Archive to catalog and counter misinformation. GeoCatch's journey forward involves integrating household emissions data and harnessing AI capabilities, ultimately propelling informed decision-making and collective action for a sustainable future.

#climate change #digital mapping #christchurch #misinformation #projections #sea level rise #christchurch city council

Data Story

The data was extracted for the visual model according to: sea level values of 2020, and the forecasted values of sea levels in 2050, and then in 2100/2150. This data was a primary focus for designing the visual model.

Evidence of Work



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Team DataSets

Canterbury Christchurch Data

Description of Use The DEM provided the elevation map for the 3D model. Exports were useful for Geotiff that constructed the 3D model of the christchurch landscape.

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August 2022 Interim Guidance of Sea Level (File)

Description of Use From page 15-onwards, data was used for showing the medium confidence of a sea level rise from 2022 to 2150

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Description of Use Used for getting forecast results for sea level rise.

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Hazard Viewer

Description of Use We took the measurements for 2020, and then took the forecasting for 2050/2100/2150 sea level measurement.

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Water and drainage source

Description of Use Used to understand the floor level map for the model; certain data points determined the elevation.

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Challenge Entries

Aotearoa Citizen Survey Actions

Best Solution to Citizen City Concerns

Go to Challenge | 7 teams have entered this challenge.

Data-Driven Misinformation Detection

Detect disinformation

Go to Challenge | 4 teams have entered this challenge.

Digital Twin Modelling

Best Digital Twin solution that enables community organisations to plan, manage, monitor and evaluate their environmental improvement initiatives

Go to Challenge | 2 teams have entered this challenge.

Disarming Disinformation: Leveraging Open Data for Truth and Trust

Combating disinformation

Go to Challenge | 5 teams have entered this challenge.

Reducing carbon emissions in households

Build a platform that can help households in New Zealand reduce their carbon emissions. Food production, transportation among others are major contributors of emissions. Can you help New Zealand reach net-zero by 2050 and reduce emissions by 50% by 2030?

Go to Challenge | 7 teams have entered this challenge.