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Take a look at the effort of the Sunlight Foundation in the US. This is certainly more than you have in mind, but might provide some ideas to those who are discussing expanding the scope of your effort.

As for improved visual aids you can try this demo of one of their technical efforts:
http://sunlightlabs.com/popuppoliticians/

Roll your mouse over the little sun icons to see how it works. Since it is Ajax code one could adapt it for use elsewhere. Where the underlying database would come from is another issue.

Here's a link to the javascript if you want to study the technical details.

http://sunlightlabs.com/widgets/sunlightlinks_autopop.js

 

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by rdf (robert.feinman@gmail.com) on Sun Jun 15th, 2008 at 01:16:39 PM EST

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