How can we encourage active lifestyles in Britain?

Submitted by (@susie.dunham)

My Great Escape: build your own adventure

A simple open source mapping program that people can use to create their own personalised ‘active adventures’ in and around the city, using OS and other open sourced data layers. The mapping program will enable users to: • Create alternative walking and cycling commuter routes • Create their own adventure maps People would be supported to use the program as part of outreach projects with school, workplaces and communities ...more »

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33 votes

Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

Submitted by (@sstephyd)

The Nature of Business

To transform a large traditional industrial estate which sits adjacent to the new Mersey Gateway Bridge into a cleaner, greener model that other industrial estates could replicate. There is a disconnect currently between the industry on the estate and the wonderful green spaces surrounding it - the estate is on the edge of the Mersey Estuary which is a designated area for its wetland value. Our proposal is to connect ...more »

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33 votes

How can we encourage active lifestyles in Britain?

Submitted by (@dave004)

FitSift - an exercise search engine

FitSift is an exercise search engine designed to encourage users into exercise and then maintain their interest. All to often we raise our own personal barriers to exercise based upon the weather, our location, or the time that we currently have available to exercise. Equally it is often hard to find the motivation to exercise as the rewards can seem so intangible. FitSift provides the motivation that we need and breaks ...more »

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32 votes

Geovation Water Challenge

Submitted by (@simon03)

Landstory.io

Landstory.io is a digital platform and physical network to facilitate co-operation and collaboration between the public, private and community sectors. The platform will map and build a picture of the human and physical landscape to enable the implementation of social, ecological and financially beneficial landscape interventions. Our vision is of a highly skilled and motivated young workforce who can design, plan and ...more »

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30 votes

How can we encourage active lifestyles in Britain?

Submitted by (@alastair.corbett)

Walking is the Best Medicine:analysing & improving local routes

Our project plans to use enhanced network analysis to target investment in everyday walking routes and thereby encourage more walking by inactive people. The phrase "Walking is man's best medicine," allegedly spoken by Hippocrates two millennia ago, is just as relevant today. It is particularly true in industrialised societies where new technologies have not only changed the way we work but, even more profoundly, have ...more »

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27 votes

Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

Submitted by (@dave007)

Creating a digital high street to boost each local economy

Bringing the local high street together online so businesses can be discovered locally by sharing daily offers, events and services with consumers. All businesses can create a free profile with the opportunity to share a daily “promotional” message to help keep customers interested, this message could be an exclusive offer or deal for that day or the promotion of an upcoming event, a new announcement, new menus, new ...more »

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25 votes

How can we enable people in Britain to live in better places?

Submitted by (@gwendao65)

Growing Grass Routes

We are going to produce a toolkit that will equip individuals, communities, Housing Associations, Community Councils, schools, business, as well as campaign groups to play an active role in improving and ensuring delivery of high quality routes that connect communities to each other and the places they work and play. The development of routes that have a real impact on the numbers of people walking and cycling will ...more »

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24 votes

How can we encourage active lifestyles in Britain?

Submitted by (@richardvahrman)

Invisible Footpaths

A map made up from OS data displays all footpath/bridleway data in a bold colour. If no one walks the paths the colour starts to fade and die. Conversely, walking a path restores its health/colour. it is your job as a "player" to keep footpaths alive. Get badges for paths saved. Win bonuses for reporting problems with fences/stiles etc.

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23 votes

How can we connect communities and visitors along the Wales Coast Path?

Submitted by (@cheadleand)

Mobile Treasure Hunt Game (With Augmented Reality)

We aim to attract new visitors to Wales by making a mobile application (GEM) linked to a central web interface to allow challenge/learning games to be developed freely by strategic partners. The games would follow the format of Treasure hunt/orienteering exercises providing an engagement with younger generations. The application would be sold through the android and iphone store for a nominal fee but licenses to create ...more »

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22 votes

How can we connect communities and visitors along the Wales Coast Path?

Submitted by (@cheadleand)

Experience Wales

The project proposed is a digitally managed service to support volunteering that provide rich life experiences and sustained memories along with community service around Wales. It will allow young people to build and design custom experiences through an on-line map based management system. Once they have planned their route they will be able to book activities or apply to take part in volunteering opportunities locally ...more »

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21 votes

How can we transform neighbourhoods in Britain together?

Submitted by (@nat000)

Our Big Bus & Train Modelling Data Set

a web application that displays bus, train and other public transport schedules to visualise present routes and schedules and also enter proposed or amended services to see potential overlaps and service and modal connections and their potential impact. This will allow communities to design services for themselves with the aid of substantive modelling data.

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21 votes