[ddj] Politician data tools/sites
rw26 at lrw.net
Thu Aug 6 12:39:47 UTC 2015
With respect to popit:
mySociety is the sponsor of popit and they have "fundamentally similar"
competing products including everypolitician.org and
YourNextrepresentative. According to a google forums post by Tom
Steinberg, the Director of mySociety, they have decided to focus their
efforts on the other projects. Here's a link to that announcement:
On 08/06/2015 07:30 AM, Matthew Linares wrote:
> Hello all,
> I am looking for a few things which I think people here may know
> about. Any leads will be most appreciated!
> 1) Good examples of platforms collating data on politicians (or
> structurally similar subjects), particularly where those platforms
> enable search and complex querying of the data. theyworkforyou
> <http://www.theyworkforyou.com>, popit <http://popit.poplus.org/> (not
> actively developed) are examples I know of, but I'm looking for best
> in class projects from across the world, both active and otherwise,
> open and closed source.
> 2) Anyone know why popit is no longer actively developed?
> 3) Developers and others involved in the making, maintenance or
> analysis of this kind of software and datasets.
> 4) Aside from the datasets in use at theyworkforyou
> <http://parser.theyworkforyou.com/>, useful sources of data
> (structured and otherwise) on UK politicians. This may be significant
> data relating to them explicitly as politicians, or referencing them
> as individuals in other fields (e.g. opencorporates
> <https://opencorporates.com/> which might be cross-queried with
> members data
> Alternately, non-UK specific ideas about how to query data of this
> sort across domains.
> 5) Any good resources which detail developments and resources in this
> Thank you for your thoughts!
> Matthew Linares
> Technical & Publications Coordinator
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