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Mapping voter sentiment in the Netherlands

Posted: April 28th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: PvdA Canvassing | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

We ran a major update to the previous concept we did for the Dutch Labour Party using their canvassing results for the previous elections. The previous version crammed all the interaction into a tabbed balloon on a Google Map. This update turns that inside out and creates a full blown site called: “PvdA – Altijd in de buurt”.

http://pvda-altijdindebuurt.nl/

The site shows canvas results tallied per city to show the biggest positive and negative issues according to constituants and their perception of politics.

http://pvda-altijdindebuurt.nl/city/Amsterdam/

It got some attention on various weblogs: Arnhem Direct, Sargasso, PvdA.nl, Johnny Wonder

The potential for a data driven approach to politics is tremendous. A site like this in effect gauges the sentiment in any given locality and in an ideal scenario it would also give people and politicians ways to collaborate to improve the situation. Any improvement realized can then be recorded and used to rally voters at subsequent elections.


One Comment on “Mapping voter sentiment in the Netherlands”

  1. 1 Week 215 at Alper.nl said at 11:35 on May 4th, 2011:

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