EMSWebMap obtains public input on proposed redistricting boundaries.
In a collaborative effort with
Services, a Phoenix-based demographic research consulting firm, EMS developed a
redistricting web-based interface leveraging EMSWebMap technology. The
goal is to obtain public opinion and modifications to proposed redistricting
plans. This online tool leverages GIS mapping data in ESRI ArcServer and provides the
tool you need to examine, draw, save and submit new boundaries for
consideration by consulting staff.
This differs in other software approaches in that we are
starting with proposed boundaries and letting the public modify. Our experience tells us that
starting with a "clean slate" is too overwhelming for the general public.
Furthermore, the software tools designed to assist the user in the process
require hours of training for which only very few ever take the time to master.
Our application strikes the perfect balance between the
complex issue of redistricting, and an easy-to-master web application that
is fun and easy to use.
See it Live
here, you will be taken to a sample page created for Gila County in
Arizona. Begin by downloading the PDF and follow the steps to create
your own plan.
If you are interested in EMSWebMap or have questions,
please contact Tony Sissons at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Phil Ponce at
email@example.com for questions regarding
implementation of this solution for your jurisdiction.
forward to assisting with your public interface requirements.