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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
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
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).