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« on: November 14, 2008, 01:23:41 pm »
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Okey doke.

So, here's the deal.  I've found an awesome program, MapWindow GIS, that allows me to create maps like this and this really, really fast.

So, I'm willing to do county precinct maps for any worthwhile county in the United States.  All I need is:

1. County precinct results
2. An updated shapefile

I'm willing to do this with any race -- Prez, lower offices, initiative, even local offices (for technical reasons I'd prefer they cover the entire county).  I'm also willing to get precinct results and shapefiles for you, but anyone who can provide them to me goes to the front of the line on this.  I would also much prefer to do final results, as anything else I'd have to re-do to make it useful.

So, any requests?  Just ask for Atlas-style, 1% margin interval shades, or both (doing both is like 10 more seconds, so you might as well ask for that.)

Here's a file of the completed so far (asterisk indicates preliminary results):

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* Spokane, WA*

Interval shades
* Snohomish, WA*
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2008, 06:08:54 pm »
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I want Santa Clara!
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2008, 06:15:41 pm »
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Travis County please. Also DC.
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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2008, 06:18:44 pm »
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Arlington, VA.
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2008, 06:38:03 pm »
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Hillsborough county, precincts, Amendment 2.

http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/FL/Hillsborough/9048/13539/en/summary.html

Don't know where to get a shapefile at.
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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2008, 06:38:58 pm »
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Please map Los Angeles county. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2008, 07:18:26 pm »
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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2008, 07:20:13 pm »
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Hold up on those.  That doesn't look right vs. 2004.  I think DC may have screwed up their data format.  I'll try to post the corrected version.
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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2008, 07:33:12 pm »
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These make a bit more sense, don't they?  Tongue



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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2008, 07:36:12 pm »
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Any 100% precincts Alcon?
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« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2008, 07:40:08 pm »
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Any 100% precincts Alcon?

Nope, although if DC precincts weren't so big there almost certainly would have been.  These were the worst beatings:

Ward 7, Precinct 101: Obama 1137 (99.56%), McCain 3 (0.26%), McKinney 2 (0.18%)

Ward 8, Precinct 118: Obama 1559 (99.68%), McCain 4 (0.26%), McKinney 1 (0.06%)

McCain's best showing:

Ward 3, Precinct 9: Obama 889 (68.60%), McCain 396 (30.56%)

Also easily Bush's best precinct in '04; he got 38.43%.
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« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2008, 07:49:06 pm »
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Aroostook County
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« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2008, 07:53:49 pm »
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Kanawha, WV... and... Allegheny, PA.
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« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2008, 07:58:49 pm »
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Barrow County, GA plz
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« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2008, 08:04:32 pm »
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Fresno, CA and San Diego, CA
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« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2008, 08:06:36 pm »
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Aroostook County

There is no town in Aroostook County with more than one precinct.

For something like Los Angeles County, I'd rather wait for certification because it would be a pain to re-do.  I'm not optimistic about West Virginia having shapefiles set up.  Their state government's technology know-how fits their state's stereotype.  That's going to be a problem with a lot of counties, especially smaller ones -- the county doesn't maintain a GIS file, maybe just an old-fashion map that they scan into the computer.

I'll do my best though.
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« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2008, 08:12:41 pm »
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Their state government's technology know-how fits their state's stereotype.

Yeah, I know. It would be interesting (it's very diverse) if it's possible, if not... well Allegheny is interesting for much the same reason.
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« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2008, 08:15:13 pm »
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Their state government's technology know-how fits their state's stereotype.

Yeah, I know. It would be interesting (it's very diverse) if it's possible, if not... well Allegheny is interesting for much the same reason.

I think I stand a reasonable chance with Kanawha.  It's more the small counties that sometimes don't even have email addresses.  I'll drop Charleston a line.
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« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2008, 08:20:30 pm »
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Union County, NJ

Bergen County, NJ would also be appreciated.
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« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2008, 08:30:44 pm »
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Orange County would amuse me. 
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« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2008, 09:07:52 pm »
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Alameda county would be really cool.
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« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2008, 09:18:28 pm »
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salt lake county UT would be interesting.
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« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2008, 10:44:59 pm »
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Hennepin County obviously.
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« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2008, 11:09:12 pm »
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OK, I'm going to do the first map that someone can get a shapefile for.  That's a file in .shp format.  You can get it from a county GIS web site, or email them for it.

But someone other than me has to do some work here, c'mon Tongue

Get that file and I'll make you a map!  (And precinct data has to be online too, obv.)
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« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2008, 02:01:55 am »
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The LA Times did some of the most painful work for you:
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/politics/la-2008election-lacountyprecincts,0,5863152.htmlstory
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