Gazetteer

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About

UKPEN began with maps.

Political parties have access to the electoral register and can map their support to the individual doorstep.  UKPEN was based on the realisation that groups campaigning to remain in the EU would sooner or later need similar resources, and would probably need to develop them themselves without access to the electoral register.  Work initiated by “Vote for Europe” to help campaign in by-elections was disappearing in Facebook, so UKPEN was at first a constituency by constituency record of those maps that had been used in the heat of campaigning.

UKPEN first started developing a Gazetteer in 2016 using googlesites as a base and manually adding information onto it progressively. Due to the impracticalities of this work on a new platform more intelligent began. It uses GIS software to database the entries of groups and 'regions'

 

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