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What is School Redistricting?

In most communities, the distribution of school-aged children changes over time as new housing developments are built and as existing housing stock turns over. In addition, as communites grow or shrink, they may require reallocation of students when new schools are built or existing schools are closed. School redistricting is the process of redrawing neighborhood school district boundaries to address these changes and produce an equitable distribution of students among different schools.

What is school redistricting/School redistricting definition: Maptitude for Redistricting school district map

Software for School Redistricting

Maptitude for Redistricting is the professional tool for 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.

I would estimate that we save at least $2,000 to $3,000 per redistricting project using Maptitude because the software is easier to use. Over a year’s time that would be $10,000 to $20,000. That doesn’t account for the thousands of dollars in savings in licensing fees that we now save with Maptitude versus ESRI. In a tight economy like we are in now, that is the difference between making a profit on some projects and not.

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