Sunday, January 29, 2012

Redistricting evermore

Yes, the big news is all about the confusion over what is happening with state level redistricting of late.. lest we forget and for the political cartophiles out there the PG has an Next Page feature on some redistricting ideas..  I would have started putting up my own proposed redistricting maps up by now if I hadn't become preoccupied of late. 

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  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.


Blogger Karl Zimmerman said...

You must know about this Chris.

Sunday, January 29, 2012 8:25:00 AM  
Anonymous JoePa said...

Here it was -- proof at last -- that Arians was incompetent. It was as though five years of winning football, including two trips to the Super Bowl, never happened.

Then came word Saturday that maybe Arians wasn’t the completely disrespected dunce that his critics like to portray him as.

Monday, January 30, 2012 7:40:00 AM  
Blogger Ian Everhart said...

I would value having a tool like this one:

Monday, January 30, 2012 9:23:00 PM  

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