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309Re: [govtrack] Are you using GovTrack data?

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  • Marjorie Roswell
    May 4, 2007
      Now that I know I'm using your data, here's what I'm trying to do.

      I wanted to create a flash interface similar to what I did here:

       or here:

      But I actually wasn't successful bringing a congressional file into Flash. Too much detail. Flash came to almost a grinding halt.

      My hope was to show all the committees that have something to do with the Farm Bill.

      I'm defaulting to the state level, rather a disappointment. And trying to get to know XML and Actionscript well enough to do it.

      (Is there a way to add more committee assignments to that data? I noticed, for starters, that only the Senators have assignments. And there are no subcommittee listings.)


      On 4/29/07, Josh Tauberer < tauberer@...> wrote:

      Hey, all.

      If you're using GovTrack data, or plan to, could you let me know?

      In a short presentation I'll be making in a week (more on that in about
      a week), I'd like to run off a list of ways people are using GovTrack
      data, or ideas for using GovTrack data that people have in the works,
      etc. (No, the audience is not the type to steal anyone's ideas.)

      Also, I'd like to start a links page on GovTrack to other sites using
      GovTrack data.

      Obviously I know about the sites that have been mentioned on this list,
      but I'm fishing around in case no one's told me about a site yet, and
      even if I know about your site (i.e. Andrew's) it wouldn't hurt to drop
      me an email anyway and let me know:

      The current title of the project
      The URL, and if it's not public yet, when you expect it to be public
      What data you use from GovTrack (and elsewhere, if it's interesting)
      What the site does or will do and why it's important (i.e. selling
      points that I can use to convince people that having a database of
      legislative information can be put to use in a multitude of useful ways)

      Even if the use of data is for private use, or is
      not-for-public-knowledge, or whatever, I'd still like to know about it.

      Thanks all.

      - Josh Tauberer


      "Yields falsehood when preceded by its quotation! Yields
      falsehood when preceded by its quotation!" Achilles to
      Tortoise (in "Gödel, Escher, Bach" by Douglas Hofstadter)

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