Thursday, March 31, 2011

Redistricting Data Available for All States

The Census Bureau completed the release of the 2010 Census PL 94-171 redistricting file last week. We now have block-level databases loaded into Maptitude for Redistricting for the entire country.

Redistricting plans for local jurisdictions (our specialty) usually require block-level detail in order to deal with the multiplicity of factors involved in drawing election districts.

We've added a few more places where we have provided technical redistricting assistance (for community groups, politicians, or government entities) since our posted list last month. These include:




Chickasaw County
Oktibbeha  County
Webster County
City of Grenada


State Senate
US Congress

Northampton County
Sussex County
York County

City of  Norfolk
City of Williamsburg


Fremont County (Large v. Fremont)

In addition, we are providing ongoing technical support for a national project to end prison-based gerrymandering sponsored by the Prison Policy Initiative.

We conduct online live redistricting sessions via Plan maps are produced for Maptitude for the Web, Google Maps, or as Adobe PDF files.

Initial draft plans (with PDF maps and stats) can usually be produced in four hours or less for local jurisdictions. For community groups, an initial draft alternative plan is often all that is needed.

Rates are $125 per hour for government entities and litigation services, with discounts for non-profits. No community-based group is turned away due to inability to pay.

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