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Visualising Advocacy, Engaging Networks Community Conference, Oct. 2011

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Recipes for visualising advocacy, using data from Engaging Networks' e-Activist platform and other free online tools. …

Recipes for visualising advocacy, using data from Engaging Networks' e-Activist platform and other free online tools.

This was presented at the Engaging Networks Community Conference, Oct 19th 2011, by Beth Granter (@bethgranter) and Steve Winton (@steveWINton).

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  • FCO?
  • QUICK AND DIRTY!
  • Explain what
  • Explain what
  • Explain what
  • Very beautifulGives you detailed control over the rendering of every element on the mapFor professional cartographers really, costs $$
  • Very beautifulGives you detailed control over the rendering of every element on the mapFor professional cartographers really, costs $$
  • Secure, runs on desktop, not locked-in (get to take your data with you)
  • http://j.mp/geocode-howto
  • Secure, runs on desktop, not locked-in (get to take your data with you)
  • http://j.mp/uk-constituencies
  • http://j.mp/uk-constituencies
  • http://j.mp/uk-constituencies
  • http://j.mp/uk-constituencies
  • http://j.mp/uk-constituencies
  • Public Whip Excel spreadsheetConvert votes to numbers e.g. absent = -1, no = 0, aye = 1
  • http://j.mp/uk-constituencies
  • TheyWorkForYou API constitency geo data CSV
  • Google Fusion Tables
  • Vizualize > Map > Configure styles
  • Customise data onclick
  • Vizualize > Map > Configure styles
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choroplethhttp://j.mp/uk-constituencies-svg
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choroplethhttp://j.mp/uk-constituencies-svghttp://j.mp/uk-constituencies-choropleth
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choropleth
  • Demand a better bill screenshot

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  • 1. Visualisingadvocacy#enc2011@BethGranter& @SteveWinton
  • 2. HELLO! :)We’re:@bethgranter and@steveWINtonfrom NixonMcInnes, a social businessconsultancy.
  • 3. Our clients
  • 4. Applied technology
  • 5. Basically,We ♥ data :)
  • 6. Why visualise advocacy?• Make people feel part of a movement – “I’m part of something big”• To motivate people to complete an action or pass it on
  • 7. Why visualise advocacy?
  • 8. Why visualise advocacy?
  • 9. Why map advocacy?• Highlight areas where advocacy is high/low, which MPs have been targeted – “I can make a difference / I’m needed”• Reflect how local communities feel about issues – “This is relevant to me”• To further motivate people to complete an action or pass it on
  • 10. Mapping advocacy: recipe 1• Take1 e-activist data feed (EaEmailAOTarget)
  • 11. Mapping advocacy: Recipe 1• Take 1 advocacy online data feed (EaEmailAOTarget)
  • 12. Mapping advocacy: recipe 1• Make a CSV!
  • 13. Mapping advocacy: Recipe 1• Make a CSV!
  • 14. Mapping advocacy: recipe 1• Geocode! (the process of getting co-ordinates for an address)
  • 15. Mapping advocacy: Recipe 1• Geocode! (the process of getting co-ordinates for an address)http://www.google.com/fusiontables/
  • 16. Mapping advocacy: recipe 1• Visualise! (putting the co-ordinates on a map)
  • 17. Mapping advocacy: Recipe 1• Visualise! (putting the co-ordinates on a map)http://www.google.com/fusiontables/
  • 18. But,What about privacy?!:(
  • 19. Mapping advocacy: recipe 2IDEA!Group advocates by constituency!
  • 20. Mapping each postcode to a constituencyis straightforward, thanks to...Mapping advocacy: Recipe 2• Group advocates by constituency!
  • 21. And we can work in Google Refine... (not for the faint-hearted!)http://code.google.com/p/google-refine/
  • 22. Using Google Refine, we can grabconstituency data from our postcodes
  • 23. Grabbing geography for each constituencyis also straightforward, thanks to...Mapping advocacy: Recipe 2• Group advocates by constituency!
  • 24. Or, here’s one we made earlier... Mapping advocacy: Recipe 2 • Group advocates by constituency!http://j.mp/uk-constituencies
  • 25. Join the 2 sets of data in a spreadsheet...Mapping advocacy: Recipe 2• Group advocates by constituency!
  • 26. Visualise! Again, using Google FusionTables...Mapping advocacy: Recipe 2• Group advocates by constituency!
  • 27. But,It’s a bit messy?!:(
  • 28. Mapping advocacy: recipe 3IDEA!Group by different geographic areas, based on zoom level!
  • 29. So... We need county/region + lat/lon for each constituency? OK... Mapping advocacy: Recipe 2 • Group advocates by constituency!http://j.mp/uk-constituencies
  • 30. Here’s one we made earlier...Mapping advocacy: Recipe 2• Group advocates by constituency!
  • 31. Cool!But...How can we show theimpact?!:(
  • 32. Mapping advocacy: recipe 4IDEA!Showing MP support for a campaign – intentions to vote or how they voted
  • 33. Mapping impact• Showing MP support for a campaign – intentions to vote or how they voted – Public Whip – Excel spreadsheet – Convert votes to numbers e.g. absent = -1, no = 0, aye = 1 – TheyWorkForYou API constitency geo data CSV – Google Fusion Tables • Vizualize > Map > Configure styles
  • 34. Remember this...? Mapping advocacy: Recipe 2 • Group advocates by constituency!http://j.mp/uk-constituencies
  • 35. Mapping impact• Showing MP support for a campaign – intentions to vote or how they voted – Public Whip – Excel spreadsheet – Convert votes to numbers e.g. absent = -1, no = 0, aye = 1 – TheyWorkForYou API constitency geo data CSV – Google Fusion Tables • Vizualize > Map > Configure styles
  • 36. Mapping impact• Showing MP support for a campaign – intentions to vote or how they voted – Public Whip voting data – Convert votes to numerical code • e.g. absent = -1, no = 0, aye = 1 – TheyWorkForYou API constituency geo data CSV – Google Fusion Tables • Vizualize > Map > Configure styles by vote code
  • 37. V. cool!But...Can we make advocacyhotspots easier to… spot?:)
  • 38. Of course! Enter the choropleth*...Mapping advocacy: Recipe 2 *http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choropleth• Group advocates by constituency!http://j.mp/uk-constituencies-svg
  • 39. Immediately, we can see the ‘hotspots’...Mapping advocacy: Recipe 2 Not here!• Group advocates by constituency! Here! Here!http://j.mp/uk-constituencies-choropleth
  • 40. For added interactivity, turn to TileMill... Mapping advocacy: Recipe 2 • Group advocates by constituency!LIVE: http://j.mp/visualising-advocacy
  • 41. Wow!But...Can we make it updatedynamically?!! :) :)
  • 42. Yes, we can!We’ve built a tool thatupdates the mapautomatically...
  • 43. http://www.demandabetterbill.org.uk/
  • 44. Thanks! Questions?• beth.granter@nixonmcinnes.co.uk @bethgranter• steve.winton@nixonmcinnes.co.uk @steveWINton