[Ottawa_users] Volunteer project for Fair Vote Canada

Amos Hayes ahayes at gcrc.carleton.ca
Fri Apr 29 13:46:35 EDT 2011

Might want to have a look at this. It was developed by a PhD candidate at our lab. Might be re-usable for what you are trying to accomplish. It explores the use of sound to "show" what isn't shown on your typical election map.


Amos Hayes
Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre
Carleton University, Canada
ahayes at gcrc.carleton.ca

On 2011-04-29, at 12:09 PM, Julien Lamarche wrote:

> Bonjour,
> Julien Lamarche from Fair Vote Canada.  I've hung around a bit as
> OSGEO meetings and some of you know me.  I must apologize for my
> prolonged absence.
> If any of you will be compiling election results, I'd love to have a
> map on "wasted" votes by poll (votes going to a non-winning candidate)
> in the Ottawa - Gatineau area.  Street lines and rivers would be nice
> just to situate the polls.
> Fair Vote Canada's mission is to reform the electoral system to a more
> proportional system so that more votes count and the legislature
> better represents canadians in their ethnic and gender diversity.  In
> the last federal election, 50.7% of all votes did not go to a winning
> candidate.   More info at fairvote.ca .  I am Vice-president of the
> Ottawa chapter of FVC.
> Since its a volunteer project for internal use mostly, you would be
> free to follow as little or as many requirements as you'd like.
> Number of ridings (1 to 10), symbology, one map or multiple maps per
> party, etc..  E-mail me for questions, and I'd be happy to discuss it
> over phone as well.
> Julien
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