User Guide Verison 1.2

This User Guide version should be used for those participating in the Ohio Redistricting Competition.

District Builder is in active software development. Currently, we have released two software versions, version 1.1 and version 1.2. The two versions share many of the same functionality. The major difference between the two is that in version 1.2, we added new community mapping and report features and simplified the map editing user interface.

You can determine which version you are using by logging into the software and looking at the tabs at the top of the web page.  In version 1.2, once logged in, the top of the web page looks like this:

Version 1.2 User Guide

Once logged in, there are four primary tasks that can be accomplished using the software. Short descriptions of these tasks are visible in the above graphic: Plan, Draw, Evaluation, and Share. The arrows are intended to suggest a workflow: first you select a plan to draw, then you draw the districts, then you evaluate the plan, finally you share your plan with others. Illustrated descriptions of these tasks are provided in the links below.