The inspiration comes from how map companies have already pushed into sensorization for additional granularity in commute planning. With CityIQ generating new data surrounding cities, we recognized the 'eco-opportunity' to add the Ecological impact of a commute.
What it does
Our product gathers several data sources to one place and computes an ecological metric for the end user to help base their decision on.
Challenges we ran into
Being a hackathon, our team was faced with limited resources including time and size of the dataset. We overcame by remembering what story we are telling and where the value lies in the application.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
The ability to deliver value as a shorthanded team with technologies our team has seen lightly prior to the competition.
What we learned
The ability to organize according to person's skillsets.
What's next for EcoMetrics
Following buy-in for the value behind the application, we'd consider building out two to three additional features for a well-rounded MVP.