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odclettertoecidraft [2014/08/11 05:18]
nisha
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 We would like to firstly applaud the Election Commission for putting information on their site in a proactive manner. ​ The amount of information at the Centre and State level is astounding and people have been using it to get information from where to vote, who is running, and various other candidate information. We would like to firstly applaud the Election Commission for putting information on their site in a proactive manner. ​ The amount of information at the Centre and State level is astounding and people have been using it to get information from where to vote, who is running, and various other candidate information.
  
-However, during this event we made a list of data that if the Election Commission released in a more open format would provide more transparency and access so that more people can use it. For example MyNeta is a website trying to expand the use of this data. +However, during this event we made a list of data that if the Election Commission released in a more open format would provide more transparency and access so that more people can use it. For example MyNeta.info is a website trying to expand the use of this data.  
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 +We respectively request the following be considered: ​
  
   -  Post 2009, Parliamentary and Assembly Constituency boundaries in GIS, ESRI SHAPEFILE, JSON and XML files [*],    -  Post 2009, Parliamentary and Assembly Constituency boundaries in GIS, ESRI SHAPEFILE, JSON and XML files [*], 
-  -  candidate affidavits in non pdf format, preferably in XML+  -  candidate affidavits in non pdf format, preferably in CSV or XML
   -  party expense reports in non pdf formats   -  party expense reports in non pdf formats
-  - list of assembly constituencies in each parliamentary constituency +  - list of assembly constituencies in each parliamentary constituency ​in one aggregated form 
-  - list of polling centers in an assembly constituency +  - list of polling centers in an assembly constituency ​in one aggregated form 
-  - list of polling stations in each polling center +  - list of polling stations in each polling center ​in one aggregated form 
-  - name of ward/​mandal/​taluk for each polling center+  - name of ward/​mandal/​taluk for each polling center ​in one aggregated form
   - unique IDs for candidates   - unique IDs for candidates
  
-Sir, we understand you are very busy at this important timeWe salute your work, and sincerely appreciate your website which is a valuable public resource for understanding Indian electionsWe sincerely request the Commissioners to consider the change ​in formats for the next election We have attached a summary of the event and recommendations for standards for the data+For further reference on formats please refer to the NDSAP implementation policy section 3.2 (http://​data.gov.in/​sites/​default/​files/​NDSAP_Implementation_Guidelines_2.2.pdf)
  
 +Sirs, we understand you are very busy at this important time. We salute your work, and sincerely appreciate your website which is a valuable public resource for understanding Indian elections. We sincerely request the Commissioners to consider the change in formats for the next election. ​ We have attached a summary of the event and recommendations for standards for the data. 
  
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-[*] http://​web.archive.org/​web/​20090619071516/​http://​eci.nic.in/​GisLayers/​gis_layers.asp 
  
  
 +[*] http://​web.archive.org/​web/​20090619071516/​http://​eci.nic.in/​GisLayers/​gis_layers.asp
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