Inspiration

When we were brainstorming, we came to the realization that there were many places that weren't marked on google maps. We wanted to create a place where people could easily find the place they were looking for.

What it does

Divulge allows users to find places that are unmarked on normal maps, such as water fountains and public outlets. Users will also be able to join a community, similar to those on Reddit, where they can then post new categories and new locations that have yet to be marked on a map.

How we built it

We created the basic HTML structure. Next we used Materialize for styling the page and some of our own CSS. Afterwards, we used JavaScript for functionality for buttons. We also used a google maps API to have a map on the site where we can plot markers. Finally, we tried implementing IBM Watson for people to find locations using a chat bot.

Challenges we ran into

We have parts of the demonstration running, but we are not able to combine them all. For example, although the website is running, we were not able to insert NY open data, IBM Watson, or Designs into it. We solved this by creating the functions separately and we hope to integrate them all into the site in the future.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We had a great time and we managed to get a lot of work done within a couple of days. For example, we implemented Google Maps API and we actually uploaded the actual site onto the web. We also have many functional components of the project that came pretty close to being integrated into the site.

What we learned

We learned how to implement Google Maps API in a website. We learned how to utilize NYC Open Data and IBM Watson and how to implement it into a project. Most importantly, we learned how to work together as a team to create a project we were proud of and meet deadlines.

What's next for divulge

We plan on implementing more with the Google Maps API, as well as tying IBM Watson and NYC Open Data into our site.

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