Caliper Mapping and Transportation Glossary

DEFINITION

What is a Community of Interest?

A community of interest is a geographically cohesive area, such as a city, neighborhood, or ethnic enclave that tends to have similar interests and votes as a bloc. Some states are required by statute or by redistricting guidelines to keep communities of interest intact during the redistricting process.

Software for Redistricting

Maptitude for Redistricting is the professional tool for political redistricting. Designed with input from redistricting professionals, state legislatures, and political parties, Maptitude for Redistricting has the features redistricters want and is easy to learn and use. Maptitude for Redistricting lets you choose how to handle communities of interest during the redistricting process and includes a Communities of Interest report that provides a detailed listing of all the splits, indicating which communities are enclosed or split by district boundaries, with totals and percentages listed for all summary fields.

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Determine how to handle communities of interest in the redistricting process