Author Archives: Philip Ashlock

Knight News Challenge on Open Government

For the fourth time, DemocracyMap has been entered into the Knight News Challenge. The focus of the News Challenge this year is open government and we think DemocracyMap is addressing one of the most essential yet most missed aspects of … Continue reading

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DemocracyMap API Covers Over 100,000 Local Officials

The updated DemocracyMap API now provides coverage of over 100,000 local officials with a growing list of public scrapers hosted on ScraperWiki. You can see a demo of the API output at If you would like to contribute new … Continue reading

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DemocracyMap Demo in NYC BigApps

A DemocracyMap demonstration app has been submitted to NYC BigApps. You can see the submission and vote for it on the NYC BigApps site listed as DemocracyMap NYC. Since the app can’t be changed while voting and judging occurs, a … Continue reading

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Learn about DemocracyMap

DemocracyMap is an initiative to better coordinate local boundary information and offer simple interfaces to discover and understand all the civic entities for a specific location. In the United States it can be very difficult to navigate or discover relevant … Continue reading

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