US: Azavea (formerly Avencia) announced the addition of United Kingdom legislative data to Cicero, Azavea’s district matching and elected official lookup API. Cicero API users are now able to match addresses in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland to their corresponding legislative districts, including UK Parliament (House of Commons), Greater London Assembly, The Scottish Parliament, The National Assembly for Wales and Northern Ireland Assembly.
The Cicero API currently provides legislative district boundaries and elected official information to public and private web applications for newspapers, election watchdog groups, philanthropic foundations, unions, arts organizations and private commercial firms.
The recent addition to the Cicero data collection further sets the API apart from similar services as an unique address-based, legislative district matching web service that offers access to a collection of elected official contact and legislative boundary data from around the world. The Cicero API already provides address-based district matching, maps of each legislative district, and contact information for local, state, and national elected officials in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The database also includes information for US governors and lieutenant governors; US police and school districts; and US watersheds. All told, the Cicero system now includes over 10,700 legislative boundaries and information on over 12,000 elected officials.
Other recent Cicero developments include the addition of Nova Scotia provincial legislative boundaries and elected official data which completes Cicero’s Canada dataset at the federal and provincial levels. Private Cicero user account administrative pages enable Cicero users to track credit usage, activity and change account information.