An Interesting resource from the US Coast Guard provides a glimpse at some of the efforts that have gone into security the Presidential Inauguration and the US Capital. See details here
First Geocommons was involved in releasing a very cool mobile app to help DC visitors navigate the city while taking in the Presidential inauguration (See PointAbout) … now the company has added even more functionality to the application with a polling feature called “Speak Your Mind”. The app enables users to answer a series of questions, and then view how their answers compare to the entire USA with FortiusOne’s visual analytics mapping tools.
The team has made this system live at www.NavigatingWashington.com – check it out, as an example, findings are showing that in Louisiana, both respondents “strongly disagree” that Barak Obama will be able to get the US out of the recession, while in Washington, DC, all respondents “strongly agreed” that that was the case. Amazing to see in front of you, on a map, the power of user-generated content!
I’m told by the developers that once more interesting results flow in that output via KML (Google Earth) will be provided!