Esri Redistricting

What's new in Esri Redistricting (August 2021)

Esri Redistricting has released a handful of new features and capabilities to assist you during this redistricting cycle. Redistricting plans are designed to be balanced and fair so that there is a level playing field for all parties involved. Each plan is vetted through a series of negotiations and each detail carefully evaluated by all stakeholders. These new capabilities will help you develop, analyze, and review plans throughout the entire redistricting process.

Read on to learn about what’s been added this month:

We hope you enjoy the new tools and features. Be sure to check back for more updates!

 

2020 Census Data

With the release of the 2020 Census Data, Esri Redistricting Online (SaaS subscription, single-license) users can expect a seamless delivery of the latest software release and the 2020 Census data for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, in its entirety in early September. Esri Redistricting on ArcGIS Enterprise is typically delivered for a single state, and users will receive the updated Esri Redistricting release and 2020 Census data for the purchased state on a rolling basis, as the state data is processed and tested.

Deviation coloring

Working with maximum deviation values help you identify whether a district’s assignments are above or below a certain threshold and maximum deviation has been available for awhile now. This month, you can apply visual indicators to either the district or district label to help identify whether a district is above or below the maximum deviation for a specified demographic variable.

Deviation coloring

Thematic maps

You can convey information, such as demographic density or population scarcity, about a single topic or theme using thematic maps. Thematic maps are now incorporated into the Print and Plan Book capability, so that you can export the thematic maps. As an added bonus for Esri Redistricting ArcGIS Enterprise users, a default theme can be configured to display on the plan.

Printed thematic map

Updated graph colors

The District Distribution graph has been updated with colorblind friendly colors to make the graph accessibly to colorblind users.

District Distribution colorblind friendly colors

 

Esri Redistricting ArcGIS Enterprise Users

There are new enhancements and capabilities to Esri Redistricting for the ArcGIS Enterprise users. The ArcGIS Enterprise deployment option is either Esri hosted or hosted behind your firewall and allows for additional customizations specifically for your organization and a modified user experience adjusted to fit your organization’s needs.

Expanded Admin App capabilities

The Admin App allows you to customize the Esri Redistricting application for your organization and users’ needs. New this month, there are several new features that are configured through the Admin App:

Esri Redistricting Admin App configuration

And more…

See the What’s New for a complete list of updates in this release.

About the author

Elizabeth is a senior technical consultant on the DC Federal Delivery team. She has been with Esri since 2007 and enjoys helping users succeed with ArcGIS and exploring around our nation's capital.

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