NEWTON MA (USA) - A number of states have moved from map drawing to plan analysis and approval (pre-clearance by the Department of Justice or approval by the state supreme court are two examples) and litigation. Maptitude for Redistricting is the only redistricting software that contains all of the analytical tools required to do a thorough, in-depth, and rapid analysis of submitted plans and to defend proposed plan in the courts.
With over 35 built-in reports, 8 measures of compactness, numerous ways to compare multiple plans, and ease of importing ACS data, Maptitude for Redistricting is being used successfully by state supreme courts, litigants, and defendants (including the top redistricting lawyers and firms) in this phase of the redistricting process. As an example, it took Caliper staff less than two weeks from the first request to prepare custom political data, deliver and install software, and train the staff of a state supreme court (we have been asked by them not to reveal the name of the state) so that they are now in great shape to review and act upon the plans being submitted to them. This particular state had not been one of our clients up until now, and they are extremely happy with the results we were able to provide in such a short period of time, particularly since they had become totally frustrated with their previous redistricting software provider.
Caliper is a leading developer of mapping, redistricting, transportation, and GIS software, including Maptitude®, Maptitude for Redistricting, TransCAD®, and TransModeler®. Caliper software is used by more than 75,000 users in over 70 countries.