NEWTON, MA (USA) – It is now easier than ever to privately or publicly share the plans created in Maptitude for Redistricting. The Plan Publisher Add-on creates websites that allow others to view enacted or submitted plans, to provide comments on the plans, and to download plan GeoJSON files.
A demo site shows how easy it is to work with published redistricting plans.
What is the Plan Publisher Add-on?
The Maptitude Plan Publisher allows you to share the plans, maps, and reports that you or others create in Maptitude for Redistricting or Maptitude Online for Redistricting (MORe) with people who don’t have a Maptitude account. The straight-forward publishing tools allow you to easily distribute your plans to those that need them within an organization and beyond. The Plan Publisher brings the benefits of the intuitive and powerful visualizations and reports of the desktop to anybody with web access.
How does the Plan Publisher Add-on work?
The Add-on is a great way to share on the web any number of plans with the public via a streamlined and easy-to-use interface and can be used with MORe or Maptitude for Redistricting. To publish one or more plans the user simply chooses the plan library and the webpage URL. Multiple plans can be published each with their own title and description and in separate web locations if desired.
MORe customers already have a web server with plan libraries (e.g., the initial plan library or submitted plan libraries) enabling rapid deployment.
The Add-on converts your chosen library into JSON files for each district layer for the geographic area being published. Your styles are retained, and if a thematic visualization does not exist, default area styles are applied for an attractive map out-of-the-box.
You can also add multiple PDF reports to each published plan:
- Contiguity Report
- Error Check Report
- Measures of Compactness Report
- Political Subdivision Splits Between Districts Report
- Population Summary Report
The requirements for the Add-on are:
- A license of Maptitude for Redistricting or MORe
- A web server
About Maptitude for Redistricting
Maptitude for Redistricting is the professional tool for political redistricting. The ease-of-use, fitness-for-purpose, and competitive pricing of Maptitude for Redistricting have made Maptitude the dominant product for political redistricting. Maptitude provides measures and reports that support the creation of fair and balanced districts. Maptitude is constantly enhanced and provides modern tools for exploring redistricting problems. Maptitude was used to democratize redistricting in California and is used by the majority of redistricters, from independent commissions, non-profits, and civil rights groups, to the courts and political parties.