479Re: Launching a New Site
- Feb 28, 2008Thank you very much for the specific feedback.
> 4. At that same URL you can click on a party, but nothing seems toWorking on this, ASAP.
> happen if you do
> 5. If there are 0 govit members in a district, how could you get a:o Working on this ASAP.
> count of how many agree or disagree? I'm not totally clear on that
> stat, for instance, I'm looking at Wayne Gilchrest, District 1, MD
> 6. On login page, provide a link for a new registrantNice point!
> 7. Great site, but not exactly enamored with the name "govit" It'll do.Yeah, I was thinking like... taking control... governing the US. I'm
glad it's ok.
> 8. Are you willing to share your congressional map? I got bolluxedup last year when working with flash and congressional districts
because my maps had too darned many points on the boundaries. Looks
like you've got a terrifically generalized file. Fast loading, and good.
Yes, I'm planning to open it up, but may take a little while while we
finish debugging. What is your website?
I ran into the same problem of "too darned many points". I used this
tool, and seems to have worked great http://www.mapshaper.org/
> On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 8:19 PM, tay199 <tay199@...> wrote:
> > I'm launching my site govit.com.
> > It's similar to govtrack.us, having legislation. New features are
> > voting on legislation, and sending your vote directly to your
> > representatives (I think that's the really cool feature).
> > I got the idea when I tried to contact my reps about the Net
> > Neutrality Bill. I got frustrated that I didn't know who my reps
> > where, how to contact them... I just wished it could all be easier...
> > so I made govit.
> > I found govtrack.us along the way and really appreciate the
> > inspiration, and tips I've received you've given me.
> > Hope you like it, and any feedback is greatly appreciated :)
> > Thank you,
> > Taylor Norrish
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