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Licences and software used

  • Geocoding data and maps are from OpenStreetMap, NaturalEarthData and Wikipedia.
  • Petition graphs and maps were created using mtChart, QGIS and Highcharts.
  • To display the signatures of a petition on a map is Leaflet with the plugin Leaflet.Canvas marker Layer used.
  • For stuff we use Glide.js .
  • Administrational data (population figure, elected representative, Address, Website) is based on the information given in the infoboxes of the respective article in The Free Encyclopedia Wikipedia.
  • The PDF files and barcodes are created using TCPDF. Barcodes are recognised using zbar.
  • The pages are built with Javascript, PHP and MariaDB.
  • The servers run on nginx under Debian Linux.
  • For monitoring and tracking munin, pingdom and kibana help us.
  • The petitions for the mirrored petitions of the petitions committees were made using the map Bundesrepublik Deutschland.svg from Escondites ( CC BY-SA 2.0 de ) created.
  • There were icons of s used ( s)
  • Image sources to ABSTIMMUNG21: Jan Hagelstein & ABSTIMMUNG21 e.V.

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