GIS Software Functionality for Redistricting
The GIS Professional
Northern Ohio Data and Information Service (NODIS)
Redistricting the nation’s congressional districts, state legislatures, and local councils is just around the corner—as soon as the Census Bureau produces the delayed 2020 Census data. The process these days relies on GIS tools, and a number of vendors and others offer specialized GIS software for redistricting. A GIS practitioner might ask, “How does software for redistricting differ from a typical GIS package?” After all, if the central process of redistricting is drawing and mapping new geographic districts, shouldn’t a GIS have what’s needed? The traditional vector-based GIS provides a great deal of it, but there are additional features designed for redistricting that bring vital convenience to the process.
Esselstyn, Blake and Salling, Mark J. PhD, GISP, "GIS Software Functionality for Redistricting" (2021). Urban Publications. 0 1 2 3 1731.