I have a client evaluating Civi and they need voting district data to be in their contact records. If they have shapefiles for districts and full addresses in contact records, how much of a challenge is it to use those data points to populate a field for district?

I have looked in the docs for info about using shapefiles (no luck), and seen threads about identifying addresses within country borders, which suggest that it will be possible. But I don't have a sense of how hard/expensive it would be, which is an eval criteria we need.

Does anyone have insights they can share on this? Thank you!!

  • There are folk at the Australian Greens who have done a lot in this sort of area. If you want to join chat.civicrm.org you could ping @seamuslee
    – petednz - fuzion
    Oct 5, 2017 at 22:34
  • Thank you @petednz-fuzion! I will pass this info along and have my clients reach out.
    – Lisa J
    Oct 16, 2017 at 22:33


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