Eightmaps.com is a mash-up of Google Maps and California’s public database of those who donated to support or fight Proposition 8, the amendment to the state constitution that eliminated the right of same-sex couples to marry.
Not all donors are shown on the mashup map, however, which instead only shows the names, addresses, and amount donated by those who supported the bill banning gay marriage.
I’m unequivocally in support of same-sex marriage, but I did arch an eyebrow at Prop8Maps. It’s not that I think putting public information into a more easily digestible form is bad, but that I hope desperately that no one uses the information for any sort of fruitless retribution. I’d be just as worried if someone made a map of anti-Prop 8 supporters (and it could just as easily be done).
But it’s out there, here I am a’linkin’, and I suppose that’s the way of things. Suppose that’s the nature of open government.
Prop 8 donor mash-up [Eightmaps.com]