Tracking Political Robocalls via Crowdsourcing and Google Maps

Check out this great use of Google Maps for advocacy, sent in by anti-political-robocall activist and social media enthusiast Shaun Dakin — it takes the contents of his organization’s robocall database and displays them visually through a Maps interface, making them easy to browse through and to take in at a glance.

Political Robocall Map

And because the database consists of calls recorded and sent in by members of Shaun’s list from around the country, the whole project has a serious social media backbone. Nice work! And congrats also on getting picked up by Ari Melber in The Nation today.



  1. james

    Would Design by Humans or be examples of crowdsourcing?

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