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💎 Idea

Our commitment is making tourism more sustainable. We want travelling to become a better experience for everyone. That's the point when Turista was born. 

Turista is a mobile app that creates suggested routes for tourists based on their preferences (using machine learning techniques) as well as weather data, taken from satelites. On that ground, it is easier to manage people and avoid overcrowding. Moreover, Turista routes support local businesses because there are suggested traditional places where turists can eat, relax, shop and then go back to finishing their route.

🛰️ EU space technologies

Weather and temperature data taken from Copernicus aim to improve the quality of the recommendations in the routes. For example, open places (such as archeological sites) is better to be avoided during rainy days and istead suggest places such as museums that are closer to one another. On the other hand, sunny days are the best chance to visit open sites as well as landmarks.

🏖️ (Re)Visit Europe

Challenge #2 - Experiencing cities and cultures 

'Design products, devices or services that offer tourists a unique and sustainable experience of our cities and cultural heritage. If you choose this challenge, you’ll be encouraged to explore topics such as crowd management and slow tourism, personal recommendations and itineraries, social recognition and social media, state-of-the-art, virtual travel experiences and support local businesses and communities '

As already described, with the use of Big Data, Machine Learning and Space Technologies we make recommendations, reducing waiting time in queues, taking care of weather conditions, and finally supporting local businesses.

💪 Team 

Evangelia Gkagka

I am a 4th-year undergraduate student at Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at University of Patras, looking forward in persuing a career as a Computer Scientist and Machine Learning Engineer. Currently, I am working on my thesis in the topic of creating a mixed reality app for Microsoft HoloLens 2 setup. 

Dimitris Makris

I am a 4th-year undergraduate student of Electrical & Computer Engineering at University at Patras Greece. The field of my specialization is Computers, Software & Hardware. I am currently working on my diploma thesis in the subject of High Level Synthesis, designing digital circuits with FPGA.

Ioannis Psarros

I am a 4th year Computer Science student at NKUA. I like solving problems and this is my 2nd hackathon. Moreover, I work as a Fullstack developer in a startup and I have experience with frontend and backend technologies.