Volunteers gather or "scrape" data for PDAP, but we're running a 6-week data bounty generously sponsored by Dolt. The bounty pays people to gather traceable, approved data. Since we can focus effort by putting a price on specific data, we're able to get a massive head start on our Dataset Catalogue.
From there, we'll be able to scale and consolidate our scraping efforts into an app that can be run to gather data from any dataset. Every time a scraper is run, we add more data to the database!
The current bounty will get us a list of URLs for thousands of police agencies on our Agencies and Datasets tables. Read more about it here.