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The quarantine and lock-downs during the pandemic has led to people going outside less than they used to. Some people do not meet the recommended time of going outside for a healthy life for fear of the virus. Others go out to be met with areas with too many people for comfort. Therefore, we aimed to create a website that would allow people to find local parks and routes that are less dense with people.

What it does

When you input an address, the website will find and output a list of parks nearby that you can go to exercise at without the fear of being exposed to the virus.

How we built it

We used HTML/Javascript(p5)/CSS and 2 APIs (OpenCage and TomTom) to run this program.

Challenges we ran into

We were working with languages and entirely new topics that were unfamiliar to us. Considering that we were unfamiliar with them, we had to spend a lot of time to learn and accustom ourselves to the fundamentals. This led us to have less time to work on other aspects of the website. Further, there were API request limits that restricted how many times we were able to run tests on our code.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

While we encountered a handful of challenges, we were also had some satisfying accomplishments. These include the fact that we were able to create a project from a language and topic that we did not have a lot of experience with, the perseverance that we had to solve the problems that arose, and finishing the project in time for submission. Additionally, of course, we hope that our idea will be able to grow into something that others will find helpful.

What we learned

Through this project, we learned more about JavaScript, especially the P5 library, and APIs. By having hands-on experience, we were able to learn about how and why APIs are used, and how to incorporate them in a way to add cool new features that we were previously unaware was possible at our level of coding.

What's next for Parks for Pandemics

In our vision for Parks for Pandemics, we wish to add more details for each location, an interactive map, and also implement a COVID hotspot tracker that will allow people to find parks and routes with less people (therefore, less risk of infection).

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