1. Implementation procedure
2. Implementation's characteristics
Nasza Kasa is an example of an application, which aim is to visualize public data – budgetary expenditure of local governments. The application allows users to learn where the budget money come from and what it is spent on from budgets of individual local governments. The data presented in Nasza Kasa come from the Ministry of Finance.
As the developers of the application say: “Classification of expenditure and source of local governments funding, used in the application, are based on a detailed classification of inflows, expenditure, revenue and outflows, and funds from foreign sources, however, the mentioned are not treated literally. The proposed grouping of revenue and expenditure of local governments have been authored by the application developers, and was dictated by the desire to provide information on the local governments finances to people not familiar with them.”
The role of the application’s users is limited to analyzing data, which are presented mainly as visualizations – maps, charts. Users can learn more about the budget structure of specific municipalities, as well as trace changes in the structure over time. The homepage, in addition to subsites with information on the project, glossary of terms, or a simple manual, includes a search engine for looking up municipalities, which allows to enter (autocompletion is enabled) a name of municipality, which financial data a user wishes to analyze. If a user does not select any municipality, they are provided with a collective data concerning all municipalities in Poland. The scope of the published information is the same for each municipality. However, each user can increase the detailedness of the presented financial data (mainly expenditures of municipalities) and select layout, in which they wish to view the data (by areas or types).
The application is integrated with Facebook, the website includes both “Like” and “Share” buttons.
Having analyzed financial data of a specific municipality, users are encouraged to visit mojapolis.pl website and see how a municipality analyzed at naszakasa.org is ranked compared with others.
Subsite presenting data of a specific municipality
Subsite presenting detailed data of a specific municipality
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4. Service's/Application's integration with social networking sites
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