Friday, April 08, 2011
I have been working on a new interface. It retrieves federal and state representatives provided a United States address.
I have provided the illustration.
I am still beta testing and adding new features--
however will probably do nothing further until I hear from the source provider. I want to install the tool on the WiredPages Government page.
This is a Java Servlet that utilizes two feed resources. Not complicated [like the Horoscopes Interface]. This will be a work in progress because of the interesting data source. I will provide more details later. This is a project I hope I can get many interested in-- [the data source providers].
Sunlight Labs is for the most part powering this new interface [using a geo service to convert addresses to lat/long]. SunLight Labs is still working to gather a robust set of data as related to state governments-- so if your state representatives are not available, be patient. That said-- if you would like to see if you can help to get the data they need -- see this link. Data.gov also a good link for state related information.