A discussion of how public access can improve redistricting and how the public can contribute to the process.
A discussion on how to best judge different district plans.
An examination of the difficulties involved in redistricting.
An explanation of Gerrymandering and its origins.
A list of important redistricting concepts and principles that help redistricters create fair district plans.
An explanation of the different data available to redistricters and how they fit into the redistricting process.
An introduction to how members of the public can contribute to the redistricting process.
An argument for the importance of redistricting and how public access can improve the process.
A discussion of what Redistricting is, why it is important, and how to do it. A great starting point for any potential Redistricter.
A good mapping software application or GIS (Geographic Information Systems) provides a library of default maps and styles out-of-the-box that allow you to create presentation-ready and professional looking maps. These predefined settings can help you rapidly create a useful map, but if you take a little more time, you can make some minor modifications that uncover the trends …
Even after downloading your data package, it is possible that your data package is not listed in your plan manager. Before redownloading or reinstalling the data, you may want to check the default install location for Caliper data packages. E.g., C:/XX Data 2020 Final where XX is the state abbreviation. If that folder does not …
Maptitude for Redistricting includes all of the 2020 Public Law 94-171 data fields in the 2020 geographic files. Field Description Population Total Persons White Race: White alone Black Race: Black or African American alone AmIndian Race: American Indian and Alaska Native alone Asian Race: Asian alone Hawaiian Race: Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone …
How to use a Communities of Interest layer with your plan
How to create a template from a plan backup
How to find and restore lost windows and toolboxes
Modifying layer, feature display, and individual labels in a map.
How to lock one or more columns in place.
Data included with Maptitude for Redistricting
Filtering and sorting plans in Maptitude for Redistricting.
How to enter and change plan settings
Adding and removing districts
Best practices for Maptitude for Redistricting
Glossary of Redistricting Terms
Data fields included with 2010 redistricting data
How to select features that are touching
How to create a template from a plan backup
What is differential privacy
How do I backup or restore a plan?
Should I save a map or workspace for my plan?
Where is my district layer stored?
Files that are created with a redistricting plan
What method is used for the ensemble analysis?
How do I get updated voting district boundaries
How Can I Move My Pending Changes Toolbox if the Title Bar is Off Screen?
Getting Started with Maptitude for Redistricting
Maptitude for Redistricting and MORe feature by feature comparison
Comparison of Maptitude for Redistricting desktop and Maptitude for Online Redistricting
Importing a Plan Using an Equivalency File
2020 Redistricting Data
Maptitude Online Redistricting
Technical Specifications, Requirements and Licensing Information
MTR Hardware Recommendation
Where do I find an example of Maptitude for Online Redistricting (MORe)
You can export a redistricting plan at any stage of development and the map features can be from the base layer or any layer that aggregates to features in the base layer. In most cases you will export to blocks. Choose Redistricting>Plan Utilities>Export Plan. Choose the selection of districts to export from the District drop-down …
Yes. Maptitude for Online Redistricting (MORe) is a web-based redistricting software designed to draw and report . The is similar to the toolbox in the desktop version, and the user can zoom, pan, and query the map using the mapping tools. The tool can be used in any browser window without the need for the …
Maptitude for Redistricting includes a custom file in your redistricting region folder. You can use this file to shade your districts. Right-click on the Districts layer in the Display Manager and choose Make working layer. Click to open the Color Theme Map Wizard. Click Load… Choose the From Settings File radio button. Browse to C:\XX Data 20YY Final …
Maptitude for Redistricting includes a library of enacted plans and templates for the geographic area included with your purchase. To get started, click the Libraries tab in the plan manager. In the Libraries tab, click Add. Browse to the location on the C drive where your redistricting data was installed. This is usually named with …
Multiple users can share compact geographic files (.cdf extension) over a network in a read-only folder. If the geographic file is a standard geographic file (.dbd extension), you should export it to a compact geographic file using File>Export>Geographic File.
The control field must at least contain 0s (zeros).
Can I use a dummy variable for the control field if I don’t care about control field values?