Stuck in a rut and in need of a map?

Published 2011-08-03

UPDATED Aug. 6: So the address search which worked after I uploaded it seems to be a bit wonky, so back to the drawing board I go.

Well then check out my Madison City Council map, or fork the code.

I've been so wrapped up in my Mozilla-Knight Journalism Learning Lab project that I need to make something that works and make it quick. Thus, there is a lot of room to add value to this map. Could write census data to the explainer window, and it would be interesting to grab legislation or police data to mirror with the council profiles. Any other ideas?

This is actually something I started back in late February or early March, and have to send thanks out to Jon Davenport, John Keefe, Brian Boyer and Christopher Groskopf.

At the time that set me on a path, I was still learning how all this code comes together, and couldn't quite figure out how to make the API know when a submitted address falls within the location column of a Fusion Table. Now that's taken care of... Sky's the limit?

I do get the same refrain often -- that the city offers the same thing, as does the state and other municipalities. That's cool. I guess I'll just have to make it better, easier, add value to?

Which reminds me... Twitter list of Madison City Council members being added in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Baby steps right?