Saturday 19th March, 2016
4:30pm to 5:45pm
Session Level: 100
The main goal of this project was to develop an interactive web map showing the geographic distribution of campaign contributions and independent expenditures made for members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Campaign finance data are most commonly displayed in tables and graphs, while a web-based map is more accessible and engaging for the general public. A unique visualization of campaign finance data provides a new perspective on money in our electoral process. The open source web technologies used for the map are of interest to anyone who would like to display various data based on their location. Database enthusiasts will be drawn to the way the data is organized and queried.
Geospatial and Imagery Aquisition Professional bio from LinkedIn
Jamen Underwood is employed as a photogrammetry technician with Valley Air Photos in Caldwell where he focuses on providing accurate orthorectified imagery to clients. Previously, he designed high voltage electrical transmission lines at Power Engineers.
Jamen received a B.S. in Civil Engineering with a minor in Geotechnology from Idaho State University. While there he worked at the ISU GIS Training and Research Center as a GIS/RS Technician collecting vegetation and soil data, creating and maintaining geodatabases, and image classification in support of rangeland management research. He earned a M.S. in Geographic Information Science and Technology from the University of Southern California.
Jamen is interested in building customized GIS and web maps to improve public services and political transparency. He values his time with his family and volunteers as a Cub Scout leader. He also sneaks in fantasy novel reading and podcast listening whenever possible.
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