Sloan Foundation Support

posted Oct 20, 2017, 11:13 AM by Michael McDonald

The Sloan Foundation has generously provided $124,999 in support to update the DistrictBuilder app and to support continued data collection to prepare for the 2020 redistricting cycle.


posted Aug 14, 2017, 7:06 AM by Michael McDonald

We were pleased to participate at the 2017 Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group's Boston meeting. The level of interest and energy from participants is well beyond what we experienced in public mapping this time a decade ago!

Draw Marion County Launched

posted Jun 7, 2012, 2:22 PM by Michael McDonald   [ updated Jun 7, 2012, 2:22 PM ]

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.

New York Redistricting Competion Open

posted Oct 22, 2011, 11:00 AM by Micah Altman

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

Minnesota Supreme Court Will Consider Public Submissions

posted Sep 22, 2011, 12:56 PM by Michael McDonald

The Minnesota Supreme Court has issued an order that they will consider redistricting plans generated by the Public Mapping software, which is being used in the Minnesota redistricting competition. To our knowledge, this is the first time a court has stated they will consider public plans.

Minnesota Launches Redistricting Competition

posted Sep 19, 2011, 9:01 AM by Michael McDonald

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.

Florida and Georgia AMIs Now Available

posted Aug 10, 2011, 8:02 AM by Michael McDonald

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.

Philly Redistricting Competition Launches

posted Aug 6, 2011, 10:04 AM by Michael McDonald

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

Ohio Competition Begins

posted Jul 19, 2011, 8:27 AM by Michael McDonald

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.

Public Mapping on C-SPAN

posted Jul 15, 2011, 2:36 PM by Michael McDonald

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.

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