Thursday, February 07, 2008

Just in Time for Political Use

CDYNE just introduced free address verification web service.

If you have a street address and zip code, you may retrieve the following information: full address (including zip+4), latitude and longitude, time zone (with daylight savings adjustment), carrier route (postal service), address type, congress district, area code and county.

With another click, you may retrieve demographic data for the neighborhood, such as age, race, marital status, gender, average income and average house value.

I can see this tool being used to target neighborhoods for canvassing in the upcoming election. However, it also could be a very useful tool for geolocation, zip+4 and real estate values, to name a few.

The only problem I noted was that the ethnicity breakdown did not include Hispanic. In my neighborhood, this would really skew results.

2 comments:

adrian2514 said...

I really enjoy reading your blog, it always has great insight. But I am very frustrated with the fact that so few people are talking about presidential candidates and their thoughts on global warming. Now that it is down to just a few candidates I would think that this would be a bigger issue.

Live Earth just picked up this topic and put out an article ( http://www.liveearth.org/news.php ) live earth is also asking why the presidential candidates are not being solicited for their stance on the issue of the climate change. I just saw a poll on www.EarthLab.com that says people care a lot about what their next leader thinks of global warming. Does anyone know of another poll or other results about this subject?

Here is the page where I saw the EarthLab poll: http://www.earthlab.com/life.aspx. This is a pretty legit website; they are endorsed by Al Gore and the alliance for climate protection and they have a carbon footprint calculator. Does anyone have a strong opinion about this like I do? No matter what your political affiliation is or who you vote for this is an important issue for our environment, our economy and for homeland security.

CyberCelt said...

@adrian-next time, please leave your blog URL. I can't follow you back to your blog if the trail ends at a non-existent blogger profile.

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