Friday, September 08, 2006

Google Map of 2006 campaign contributions by zip code

Massachusetts contributions to gubernatorial candidates - Faneuil Media dropped by to tell me about a very interesting and eye-opening Google Maps mashup of publicly accessible data that has been built for Boston.com. It allows you to view 2006 Massachusetts campaign contributions based on any zip code. It also summarizes contributions on the town, county, state and national level. Here is an excerpt from the site:

"..Thousands of Massachusetts residents have donated millions of dollars to the 6 candidates for governor: Democrats Christopher Gabrieli, Deval Patrick, and Thomas F. Reilly; Republican Kerry Healey; Independent Christy Mihos, and Green-Rainbow candidate Grace Ross.

Now you can check who is contributing in your community using our donation maps. We have mapped contributions made since Jan. 1, 2003 according to the addresses of the donors (the large map below is the Back Bay section of Boston). We will update these maps when the candidates file new reports twice a month."

Check out the map of the top 10 Mass. zip codes by donations. They have also mapped where contributions are coming in from other US states as well.

Faneuil Media has been pretty busy creating serious Google Maps mashups for some big names in media:
Seems they are the ones building some of the best Google Maps Media mashups in the US!
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