2022 Redistricting Map Tools

Draw a Map

Below are public mapping tools to assist the public in drawing maps. There are different tools for different purposes, and different tools for different levels of technical skill and interest.

A variety of map-drawing tools are listed below.

Criteria

To the extent practicable, district lines will be adopted using the following criteria:

1.    Geographically contiguous districts (each city council district should share a common border with the next),

2.    The geographic integrity of local neighborhoods or communities shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division,

3.    Geographic integrity of a city shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division,

4.    Easily identifiable boundaries that follow natural or artificial barriers (rivers, streets, highways, rail lines, etc.), and

5.    Lines shall be drawn to encourage geographic compactness. In addition, boundaries shall not be drawn for purposes of favoring or discriminating against a political party.

Mapping Tools

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

Tools needed: 

●     Public Participation Kit - Paper Map w/ Population Count (in English or Spanish)
●     Alternatively, submit any form of hand-drawn map that identifies street names.

2.       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)

3.       DistrictR a simple online map drawing tool to easily draw neighborhoods, communities of interest, or districts.

Tools needed:

●     DistrictR (COMING SOON)
     View the DistrictR mapping training video.

4.       Caliper’s Maptitude Online Redistricting mapping tool to draw maps census block by census block and submit maps electronically.

Tools needed:

●     Maptitude Online Redistricting mapping tool (COMING SOON)
●     View the Maptitude Online Redistricting quick start guide.
●     View the Maptitude Online Redistricting mapping training video

5.       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:

●     Interactive Review Map (COMING SOON

6.    Additional Resources

●     Map of Existing City Council Districts
●     Demographic Summary of Existing City Council Districts

Submit maps to CityClerk@PRCity.com.  After you submit your map, the demographic consultants will generate the population and other demographic details for your proposed map.  Maps can be viewed on the Draft Maps page or on the Interactive Review Map.  

It is helpful if you submit written comments with your map describing how your map was drawn to meet the required criteria.  An example of this would be describing the specific neighborhoods or communities of interest that are kept within a single district.