Public Mapping Project News
Common Cause/Indiana has launched Draw Marion County, which allows Marion County voters to give direct input into the redistricting process for the City-County Council by drawing their own version of district maps using our DistrictBuilder software.
To foster awareness of the new opportunities available to become involved in the redistricting process, the Center for Electoral Politics at Fordham University and the Public Mapping Project have launched the “2012 New York Redistricting Project.” The initiative is generously funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. See http://redistrictny.org
Draw Our Minnesota is an effort to improve the redistricting process in Minnesota by ensuring that the process is fair, transparent and that there is meaningful citizen input. Past redistricting attempts in Minnesota have been driven by partisan influences and lacked active citizen participation in the process.
Amazon Machine Instances pre-loaded with Florida and Georgia data are now available through Amazon Web Services. Follow these instructions to run your own site.
Our software developer partner, Azavea, has launched a redistricting competition for Philadelphia's City Council districts. Competition partners include Newsworks, University of Pennsylvania Project for Civic Engagement, Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com.
The Ohio Redistricting Competition is now underway. State legislative plans are to be submitted for judging by August 21 and congressional plans are to be submitted by September 11. For more information, visit the Ohio Redistricting Competition.
Dr. McDonald will discuss the Public Mapping Project at a Brookings Institution forum at 10am on Monday, July 18th. C-SPAN is live-broadcasting the forum.
The Sloan Foundation has awarded the Public Mapping Project a grant of $380K to provide full public access to a New York version of District Builder. To further engage the public, the grant will support five redistricting public forums around the state, to be run by Prof. Costas Panagopolous at Fordham University. The grant will also support the development of integrated user support and internationalization and localization features, such a content delivered in multiple languages and the ability to simultaneously support statewide and local redistricting.
We are pleased to announce that we have issued Amazon Machine Instances for Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and South Carolina.
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