All posted mapping tools have now been updated with the official population totals.

If you drew a draft map using unofficial population estimates (prior to October 20, when the tools were updated), you will need to draw a new map using the official population data to ensure that your map is population balanced. If you try to edit your original DistrictR submission, it will still be using the estimated data; you must start a new drawing by clicking the purple button “built out of 2020 blocks.”

1.       Story Map is an easy to use “story” of demographic and other data to learn about your community and identify “communities of interest.”  Story Map is similar to PowerPoint but interactive.  Story Map is to review and analyze data, not to create maps.

Tools needed:

2.       Interactive Review Map to review, analyze, and compare maps, not to create them.  Zoom in and out on map boundaries, view population counts/ID#s, and view draft maps (once the draft maps are released).  Similar to Google Maps in ease of use.

Tools needed:

3.       Paper-only maps for those without internet access or who prefer paper.

Tools needed:

  • Public Participation Kit – Paper Map w/ Population Counts (in English or Spanish)

  • Alternatively, submit any form of hand-drawn map that identifies street names.

4.       Paper maps with a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet to calculate population totals.

Tools needed:

  • Public Participation Kit – Paper Map w/ Population ID#s (in English or Spanish)

  • Public Participation Kit – Excel Spreadsheet (in English or Spanish)

5.       DistrictR, a simple online map drawing tool to easily draw neighborhoods or communities of interest, plus district maps.

Tools needed:

  • DistrictR mapping tool

  • An important note about using DistrictR:
    • When you are using DistrictR, please be mindful of what the percentage value displayed at the bottom right side of the page is showing you
    • It is showing the maximum population deviation, or the most a single district deviates from the ideal value
    • We are looking for plans that have a total population deviation that is less than 10%
    • Having a maximum population deviation that is less than 10% does not necessarily mean that the total population deviation is less than 10%
    • So to be safe, aim for a maximum population deviation that is under 5%

6.       The Maptitude Online Redistricting (MOR) tool has been removed because it could not be updated with the official population data in a timely manner.