Laying down water line in newly developing areas is always a struggle because the number of ways to lay pipes is NP. We wanted to create a solution in polynomial time coming from witnesses in nature, particularly the veins in leaves.
What it does
The program has a database of leaves at its disposal and allows a user to upload a population density heat mapping for any city. The program then matches the city against every leaf in the database, and finds the best fit leaf to use as a groundwork for laying down water irrigation systems.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are proud we were able to apply image analysis to multiple types of images and then combine the results in a meaningful manner. We are also proud that despite how many hours it took to figure out canvas pixel mappings, in the end we were able to utilize them to do what we needed.
What we learned
What's next for Water Irrigation
In the future we may wish to implement a larger database for leaves, so as to have a better representation to pick from. We would also like to implement a server to serve our project to the world wide web, rather than having it available only through gitHub. We also think it would be valuable to improve the quality of our web interface, as currently it is pretty bare bones, although straightforward and easy to use