List of websites, tools, and apps

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The following is a list of websites, apps, and data sources intended to inform and engage citizens.

Contents

Engagement

Innovative websites that help people engage with government data:

Legislative Engagement

  • OpenCongress.org (this wiki is contained within OpenCongress.org; the site features a variety of interactive features to empower participation)
  • PopVox: https://www.popvox.com/ - US legislation tracking site that encourages structured feedback to legislators.
  • ParliamentWatch: http://www.abgeordnetenwatch.de/ German parliamentary website that allows citizens to ask legislators questions, with extraordinarily high response rate.
  • MADISON Rep. Issa's platform for public input and edits to pending legislation http://keepthewebopen.com/
  • PublicMarkup.org Sunlight's platform for public review and input on legisative drafts: http://publicmarkup.org/

Civic Engagement

Investigative Engagement

Bribe Reporting

Regulatory Engagement

Information

NGO Websites for Accessing Government Data

Legislative

International Parliamentary Tracking Website Lists:

http://www.ndi.org/files/governance-parliamentary-monitoring-organizations-survey-september-2011.pdf http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parliamentary_informatics#Around_the_world http://www.openingparliament.org/

State-Level Legislative Websites

http://openstates.org/


Regulatory

Judiciary

Sunlight Projects

A broad list of Sunlight resources can be found here: http://sunlightfoundation.com/projects/

Influence:

Congress and Public Policy:

http://calloncongress.sunlightfoundation.com/ http://politwoops.sunlightfoundation.com/ https://scout.sunlightfoundation.com/ http://capitolwords.org/ http://sunlightfoundation.com/projects/expenditures/ http://staffers.sunlightfoundation.com/ http://www.opencongress.org/ https://scout.sunlightfoundation.com/ http://openstates.org/ http://sunlightfoundation.com/clearspending/ http://www.opencongress.org/ http://publicmarkup.org/ http://sunlightfoundation.com/projects/roku/ http://sunlightfoundation.com/live/

Mobile:

http://sunlightfoundation.com/projects/congress-for-android/ http://www.appsfuze.com/applications/windowsphone.tools/congress,4 http://itunes.apple.com/app/open-states/id500672932?mt=8 http://realtimecongress.org/ http://sunlightfoundation.com/health/ http://upwardly.us/

PUBLIC APPS USING GOVERNMENT DATA

  1. Code for America produces a number of apps utilizing pre-existing and new government data. Examples include: 
  2. Code for America Commons (formerly, Civic Commons) also develops a wide range of government & civic software. Examples include:
  3. Apps for America contest winners:
  4. Examples of from municipal-level civic hacking communities: 

NON-GOVERNMENT DATA SOURCES

GOVERNMENT DATA SOURCES



GOVERNMENT-CREATED APPS

SIMILAR RESOURCES

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Resources compiled by other groups (Government and NGO)

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