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The Civic Tech Taxonomy is a community-maintained set of records defining standard tags for categorizing civic technology projects across different databases and organizations.

Through synonyms that can be defined within each record for a standard tag, the taxonomy also functions as a map between terms commonly used organically and their standard equivalent.

Source of truth

The codeforamerica/civic-tech-taxonomy repository on GitHub is the official source of truth for the standard taxonomy.


Contributions to the taxonomy should be suggested via pull request, reviewed by a volunteer maintainer, and then merged into the master branch upon acceptance.


Tags defined within the repository are stored in the gitsheets format, and can be read with any TOML parser or higher-level gitsheets interface.