Open Data SA - Igniting Data Literacy On Campus With GKSS-VUT

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Open Data SA - Igniting Data Literacy On Campus With GKSS-VUT


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Open Data South Africa is encouraging wider use of government data in communities around South Africa for social impact.

Led by Dr Paul Plantinga withn the Human Sciences Research Council, Open Data South Africa supported the Hackathon hosted by GKSS-VUT.

Students were introduced to various Open Datasets in South Africa for the development of projects. Some of the projects included:

- Metrorail routes and timetables to map VUT student travel options/ durations and student attractions at different stations

- couple of teams started mapping student housing options around VUT campus

- Crime stats, police station boundaries & school locations to explore learner safety

This was a very first Hackathon hosted at the Vaal University of Technology by the GKSS chapter.


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