Mapping Software and GIS Glossary


What is a District?

A District is the boundary that defines the constituency from which a public official is elected. Examples of districts include:

  • U.S. Congressional Districts
  • State House/Assembly Districts
  • County Commission Districts
  • City Council Districts

Districts typically need to be balanced by population and need to be redrawn periodically to account for changes in population.

What is a district/district definition

This map shows the boundaries of Arizona Congressional Districts. The areas within each district are represented by one member of congress and they contain equal populations.

Using Maptitude for Redistricting to Create Districts

Maptitude for Redistricting is the professional tool for political redistricting. It is used by a supermajority of the state legislatures, political parties, and public interest groups for creating districts for all levels of government.

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