For Developers


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Jurisdictional exists to provide a unified interface to government, which is made easier by a unified dataset. Jurisdictional is powered by hundreds of Gatherers that collect data and standardize it for public consumption.

Jurisdictional Components

embeddable website widgets

Jurisdictional provides embeddable widgets to enable interested citizens and community organizations to easily share information about local public infrastructure and services.

the Jurisdictional Chrome Extension

many small contributions 🙌

Jurisdictional provides a Extension for Google Chrome to enable users to easily add a website to Jurisdictional's directory.

Measuring progress over time

Are we building the right thing?
Are we building it right?

Like any vision, it takes a certain amount of faith to embark on a path toward something only envisioned, something that does not yet exist. Balancing the vision (of inventorying every public jurisdiction, agency, body, position, and service), with small tangible actions (designing, coding, finding data, talking to humans!) - is necessary to bring forth the idea into existence.

Being able to synthesize constructive feedback from our users is how we assess the value others find in this project. Let us know what you were hoping to find or what you liked about the site. We want Jurisdictional to be the best source of public information and the most delightful public service in existence.

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Product Roadmap

  • beta
    volunteer time, labor, funds
  • Create and manage basic entities
    Basic record-keeping for Jurisdictions, Agencies, Governing Bodies, Positions, People. And Services.
  • Geocoding
    Given an address, return a latitude/longitude.
  • Juricode
    Given a lat/lng, return an array of Jurisdictional boundaries.
  • Embeddable widgets
    Re-use Jurisdictional data by embedding it on your website, or sharing specific pages.
  • Incentives in development
    making contributions worthwhile and meaningful
  • Membership
    improve features for organizations that manage their data
  • Blockchain history
    record transactions on chain to increase veracity and distribution of data
  • Strategic data collaborations
    work with others to make good use of public data

Repeatable tasks

  • Coverage of a position or member
    includes coverage of a single tenure of a person in a position
  • Coverage of a service
    includes coverage of a single tenure of a person in a position
  • Coverage of a governing body
    includes coverage of all members
  • Coverage of a city
    includes coverage of all governing bodies
  • Coverage of a city
    includes coverage of all services
  • Coverage of a county
    includes coverage of all cities