[School-of-data] [School-of-data-announce] Election Data Community Hangout

Owen Stephens owen at ostephens.com
Thu May 2 12:22:26 UTC 2013

If it's of any interest Warwickshire are making election results available as a Google Fusion table 'live' - more details at http://innovatewarwickshire.wordpress.com/2013/05/02/2013-elections-in-real-time/


Owen Stephens
Owen Stephens Consulting
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On 2 May 2013, at 13:03, Michael Bauer <michael.bauer at okfn.org> wrote:

> Today is election day for several UK local councils. Elections are usually
> reported by using tons of statistics, graphs and metrics. We’ll look into
> Election data in a Community hangout tomorrow May 3rd 2013 at 2pm-3pm BST. 
> We’ll talk about how to obtain data, what you can do with it, ways to
> visualize it and try to think outside the box. 
> If you want to participate in this community hangout: sign up here:
> https://docs.google.com/a/okfn.org/forms/d/1aOIh9vEb4kEpAEnV106EPuRNwbK3vRLFQlZ9KP4juew/viewform
> We'll have a google hangout so space is limited to 9 participants (+1
> facilitator) - If you're happy to facilitate please note in the form and
> we'll contact you (so we can have more than one call).
> Interesting reading along the way:
> Getting ward boundries:
> http://blog.ouseful.info/2013/05/02/shapefiles-for-electoral-wards-covered-by-a-particular-geography/
> Local Election Factsheet:
> http://fullfact.org/articles/local_elections_factsheet_may_2013-28903
> A quick guide to mapping local elections:
> http://schoolofdata.org/2013/05/02/proving-the-data-a-quick-guide-to-mapping-local-elections/
> Gregor Aisch German local election visualization:
> http://nds2013.vis4.net/electionmaps/
> See you there!
> Michael
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