Group 1 Software recently announced that the Texas Legislative Council has implemented the company’s Centrus AddressBroker and Spatial+ software solutions for real-time utilization in its “Who Represents Me” Web-based resource. The announcement was made in the Location Technology and Business Intelligence Symposium held at the University of Pennsylvania. Group 1’s AddressBroker and Spatial+ provide address verification and geographic enrichment, the underlying technology enabling citizens to obtain an accurate list of their local and state elected officials. The Texas Legislative Council, under the guidance of a 14-member council, provides drafting, computing, research, and publishing services to the Texas Legislature and legislative agencies. The agency also serves as an information resource for state agencies, the citizens of Texas, and others as time and resources allow.
The Texas Legislative Council developed “Who Represents Me” to provide citizens information about current districts and members of the Texas Senate, Texas House of Representatives, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the State Board of Education. The Centrus technology verifies and standardizes input addresses and then performs a spatial search against the state’s legislative boundary files to determine an individual’s local and state legislators.