No matter where we live, we always know where the safest place is to get from Point A to Point B. In areas in war, that might not be true. We try to find you the safest path by utilizing available fighting data to navigate you the safest way
What it does
Put in Point A (current location) and Point B (your destination) and our app will use the aggregated set of data we have from various databases to find and avoid areas with high levels of wartime activity. We create a heat map that shows areas of fighting.
How we built it
We used the ESRI API's to map the points of interest which had recent fighting. We use PubNub for instant notification when you enter a high area of recent battle, specified with an ESRI GeoFence. We also use ESRI's routing technology to safely route you around heated areas for the safest trip home.
Challenges we ran into
ESRI doesn't have a built in function for heatmaps so we had to create our own using an overlay which turned out to be harder than we expected.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Aggregated events from various databases to form a well-rounded data set of the city's fighting activity.
What we learned
Geography and how complicated heatmaps really are
What's next for SafePath