[Solo Traveller]

Project Info

Team Name

[Team Solo]

Team Members

Pete , Tien , Dave , Vic Reed , Ahron and 1 other member with an unpublished profile.

Project Description

About Solo Traveller

Solo traveler is an application that helps people discover the heritage of the land in which they walk. Drawing from rich sources of public data such as Trove, PROV and NSW archives, people can uncover new insights of the city they find themselves in. Through our app they can find out information on interesting cultural landmarks or other historic facts about their location.

Features at-a-glance

  • We allow users to search for nearby points of interest, show information about the location, and provide links for people who want to dive a little deeper.
  • Our generative AI voice synthesis integration will happily read out information to you, podcast style. We think you'll be amazed at how realistic and engaging the text-to-speech is.
  • We support map overlays from PROV Map Warper, so for historic events or information we are able to show maps as they were at the time of the event.
  • We draw data from a rich variety of sources, and intend to support crowd-sourcing of information, as well as curated datasets, ensuring a sense of ownership and connection with the app.


App: https://team-solo.gitlab.io/solo-traveller/

Source: https://gitlab.com/team-solo/solo-traveller

Challenges Entered

  1. Discover Heritage: Unravel your local stories https://hackerspace.govhack.org/challenges/discover_heritage_unravel_your_local_stories
  2. Brisbane City Experience https://hackerspace.govhack.org/challenges/brisbane_city_experience
  3. Remix the archives using PROV API https://hackerspace.govhack.org/challenges/remix_the_archives_using_the_prov_api
  4. Generative AI : unleashing the power of open data https://hackerspace.govhack.org/challenges/generative_ai_unleashing_the_power_of_open_data

#culture #heritage #landmarks #data #generative-ai

Data Story

Sources of data used

We draw data from a number or public archives such as:

  • NSW-State Archives Collection
  • National Library of Australia Trove
  • State Library of Victoria, and
  • Public Records Office of Victoria Collection.

By combining these datasets we are able to showcase a rich multimedia website.

Solo Traveller supports combining text, images, video and location data to give users a high level into the cultural heritage of each location they visit or browse.

By combining data sets we are also remix articles for the PROV by tagging them to cultural stories.

Evidence of Work



Project Image

Team DataSets

PROV map warper

Description of Use Used to provide overlays of historic context on maps

Data Set

Brisbane Community Profiles

Description of Use Used to source information for stories / historical perspectives

Data Set

National Library of Australia Trove API

Description of Use Used for sourcing content / stories

Data Set

State Library of Victoria

Description of Use Sourcing stories and records

Data Set

New South Wales State Archives Collection

Description of Use Sourcing stories and information for use in the app

Data Set

Public Records Office of Victoria Collection API

Description of Use Sourcing information to be surfaced as stories in the application

Data Set

Challenge Entries

Remix the Archives using the PROV API

How might you use the PROV API to create a service that allows users to remix the archives for artistic endeavour?

Go to Challenge | 8 teams have entered this challenge.

Generative AI: Unleashing the Power of Open Data

Explore the potential of Generative AI in conjunction with Open Data to empower communities and foster positive social impact. This challenge invites participants to leverage Generative AI models to analyse and derive insights from Open Data sourced from government datasets. By combining the power of Generative AI with the wealth of Open Data available, participants can create innovative solutions that address real-world challenges and benefit communities.

Go to Challenge | 29 teams have entered this challenge.

Discover Heritage: Unravel your local stories

Ignite a passion for heritage and bridge the gap between people and their cultural roots. How can the community discover the untold stories of their local heritage and understand its universal value. How can we create lasting impact by preserving traditions, building community bonds, and boosting local economies through heritage tourism.

Go to Challenge | 12 teams have entered this challenge.

Brisbane City Experience

How can you use open data and creativity to enhance the Brisbane City experience?

Go to Challenge | 9 teams have entered this challenge.