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The goal of Jurisdictional is to provide a unified, citizen-centric interface for government. We do this by curating public data and providing software tools to provide a more coherent civic experience. If you're interested in this project, please consider participating. There are many ways to contribute.
Jurisdictional encourages each user to add, update, request, and share data.
Each entity data record is composed of many data fields. Every piece of data has a source and an author and an approval workflow. Contributors can earn satoshis (BSV) by contributing public data.
Data records can also be claimed by individuals. Claim preferences are given to official public staff, typically indicated by a formal jurisidictional email address, like .gov). If an entity is not claimed, anybody can claim it. If a public user (not a Staff member) claims an Entity, the Claim of a User who is Public Staff takes precendence over a normal User's Claim. However, User contributions are still retained. And, a User can flag an Entity claimed by a Public Staffer that is out-of-date. Users can contribute the missing data, receiving credit for it if the Public Staffer accepts or subsequently adds the proposed data contribution.
Jurisdictional is an open directory of public entities. But the data inventory is vast, spanning 50 states and a federation of more than 90,000 jurisdictions and municipalities.
Keeping the data accurate and up to date is the primary challenge.
Together, it is possible.
Please feel free to use the Feedback Form. We want to hear from you!
Jurisdiction uses "Gatherers" to help gather an amorphous, open-ended data set. A Gatherer is used to scrape, format, and map entities from a Source URL to Jurisdictional. Given a URL, return structured entity data in specified formats.
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