Three years later after the publication of the Gerrymandering Index white paper, our Cicero product has been extended to include more cities, state legislatures, and other countries, so we decided to take a fresh look at the process of political redistricting, this time in the context of the 2010 Census and the 2011 redistricting process.
The "Redrawing the Map on Redistricting 2010: A National Study" white paper and the "Redrawing the Map on Redistricting 2010: The Philadelphia Study" white paper are the results. They were written by Tamara Manik-Perlman, GIS Analyst, Dana Bauer, GIS Analyst, and Robert Cheetham.
For both white papers we have added more cities, included upper and lower state legislative chambers, added more metrics and - to top it all off - made the whole thing available as an interactive, web-based tool - on both the Redistricting the Nation web site and its regional web site Redistricting the Philadelphia Region
With the latest round of Congressional redistricting now complete, Azavea set out to measure districts compactness again and assess how the results from this latest round of redistricting has affected the geometry and geography of legislative districts in the United States. The results, written by Daniel McGlone and Robert Cheetham, are in our newest white paper "Redrawing the Map on Redistricting 2012 - Addendum".