Despite the recent explosion of web based cartography tools, making effective maps for data visualization remains a challenge. While tools like Google Maps are great for helping navigate the world they fail terribly at data presentation tasks. Many features like ...Continue reading
A couple of developers from the Sunlight Labs community, including one of our Great American Hackathon organizers Jessy Cowan-Sharp, managed to put together something remarkable: OpenGovTracker (source here). The site lets you see where the ideas are coming in across ...Continue reading
James Jacobs (of Free Government Info) writes that the Economic Report of the President, which provides an overview of the ...Continue reading
Our friend Jim Harper has written a post noting that one of the bills made available for comments on his WashingtonWatch.com site (full disclosure: Sunlight has supported it financially) has gotten more than 100,000 comments from users of ...Continue reading
At the end of last year, the White House dropped a new pile of visitor log records into the public ...Continue reading
Life in the labs has been pretty good since we moved into our current offices. Before, we were spread out over two floors: my team was upstairs in a stuffy law office sublet, and the rest of our colleagues were ...Continue reading
Salmonella in peanut butter. E. coli in cookie dough. Tainted Serrano peppers. Fetid Chinese seafood. All these recent problems fell within the domain of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which shares food inspection responsibilities with the U.S ...Continue reading
Louis Dupart, a lobbyist who has successfully sought earmarks from Colorado politicians, will host a fundraising breakfast on Feb. 24 for Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., the second event for a Colorado lawmaker he's scheduled this month.
The event occurs ...