Sunday, November 13, 2005

Georgia Photo ID Google Map mashup

Click here for the Georgia Photo ID Google map mashup.

You can calculate the distance from any address to a Georgia Driver Services office. Click on a balloon marker, enter the address, and a Google map will pop up with the time/distance calculated.

When you click through to the FairData census map, you see the distribution of households without vehicles for the area defined in the Google map.

The point, of course, is to show that many people without cars in rural towns and the inner city would have a long way to travel to get a photo ID.

Details on the Voter ID law (under challenge and enjoined by a federal court) are found here. Be sure to check out the rest of this special ACLU website on the Voting Rights Act.

Monday, August 8, 2005

Google Map Interface

Interactive maps for most states now have a Google base map interface option. This could be of some utility for close-up zooms if you are looking for a feature such as a college, park, or military base that is not displayed on the FairData map. You can also use the base map to get directions to any point identified by the balloon marker. Upon request, this option can be activated in any FairVote2020 interactive map.

Click here for the Google map interface to FairData's SocioEcon mapper.