I go back to my post from October, and if there is any tech person out there who wants to implement to open source redistricting software it referenced (from publicmapping.org) on a server, I will offer my services to do whatever is needed to populate the data in the system for local projects. Nobody took me up on that offer.
The result would be a way the public could create their own maps that could be used to provide inputs into the ongoing redistricting processes.. which as per the PG piece includes at least Allegheny County Council, Pittsburgh city council, the Pittsburgh School District and of course lots of smaller municipalities and school districts. There really is no reason we don't have the capacity to do something like this in Pittsburgh is there? Tech savvy, data, and certainly interest in local politics all in abundance. Makes you wonder why nobody is doing this here?
Even in October I thought it too late for anything to happen with the state redistricting, but who knows now? If they miss the cycle, who knows when they will get back in gear. But the local council and school district redistrincting processes are all pretty far away from conclusion, so there is time for most of those I think.