3D visualization of legislative relationships

Alexander Ehm, Gudrun Socher and Foaad Khosmood
Proceedings of the 19th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research: Governance in the Data Age
Delft, Netherlands

Government relationships can be complex and difficult to understand. The relationships between members of a legislature, bills, votes and lobbyists who promote various causes are important to understand in representative democracies, but difficult to retrieve using current methods. In this paper, we propose a 3D visualization system to explore such legislative relationships for users. We use real data from California state legislature obtained from the Digital Democracy project.