This is a list of related links as a resource, at some point we need to move this over to delicious or similar. To be organised

Project Code

Sourceforge repository
Processing UI library


Data

Primarily: http://www.followthemoney.org/ seems to be the closet match to this project along with the most suitable (and open) dataset.

http://www.votesmart.org/index.htm
http://dir.yahoo.com/Government/U_S__Government/Politics/Interest_Groups/
http://www.twyman-whitney.com/americancitizen/links/lobbies.htm
http://directory.google.com/Top/Society/Organizations/Advocacy/
http://data.gov/
http://opensecrets.org/
http://www.elections.state.ny.us/
http://civx-proxy1.csh.rit.edu/

http://www.sunlightfoundation.com/

Technologies

Google have jumped in to the game with their take
http://www.google.com/publicdata/home

The Processing Javascript library has been adapted for use on the iPhone <http://luckybite.com/iprocessing/> .
iProcessing is an open programming framework to help people develop native iPhone applications using the Processing language. It is an integration of the Processing.js library and a Javascript application framework for iPhone.

http://processingjs.org/
Processing.js is an open programming language for people who want to program images, animation, and interactions for the web without using Flash or Java applets. Processing.js uses Javascript to draw shapes and manipulate images on the HTML5 Canvas element.

http://vis.stanford.edu/protovis/

http://thejit.org/

Groups, websites and people of interest

PRIMARY INFORMATION SOURCES:
Date.gov: http://www.data.gov/
Run by: the US govenment

New York State Board of Elections: http://www.elections.state.ny.us/
Run by:

WEBSITES/ORGANIZATIONS COLLECTING, PUBLISHING OR VISUALIZING INFORMATION
CIVX: http://civx-proxy1.csh.rit.edu/
Description: an open source public information project
Run by: Lindsey Mark linji.mark@gmail.com, Luke Macken lewk@csh.rit.edu, Remy Decausemaker decause@gmail.com [RIT Students, I believe]

OpenSecrets.org: http://www.opensecrets.org/
Description: OpenSecrets.org is your nonpartisan guide to money’s influence on U.S. elections and public policy. Whether you’re a voter, journalist, activist, student or interested citizen, use our free site to shine light on your government. Count cash and make change.
Run by:

Sunlight Labs: http://sunlightlabs.com/
Description: We’re a community of open source developers and designers dedicated to opening up our government to make it more transparent, accountable and responsible. We need your help.
Run by:

National Institute on Money in State Politics – follow the money: http://www.followthemoney.org/
Description: Investigate Money in State Politics: Money in state politics plays a pivotal role in shaping public policy in individual states and across the nation. We track political donations in all 50 states. Take a look
Run by:

PEOPLE
Professor Jeff Sonstein: http://www.ist.rit.edu/~jxs/
Description: According to David – has deep knowledge about the election data set. He is aware of what is available, and knows how all the data is related.