UPDATE Nov. 5, 2012
In preparation for the Nov. 2012 election, many news organizations and others are linking to our interactive State Legislature and Congressional redistricting maps. We’ve posted examples at the Center for Urban Research website.
We’ve updated our map of redistricted State Senate and Assembly districts, highlighting the differences in race/ethnicity characteristics between total population and voter-eligible population – in other words, comparing the characteristics of all those who live in the new districts versus the smaller group who will be eligible to vote for each district’s representatives. In some cases the differences are striking.
You can also visit our original NYS redistricting “comparinator” map described below, at www.urbanresearchmaps.org/nyredistricting/map.html
You can visualize these proposed districts in relation to the current New York State Senate and Assembly districts with our new interactive redistricting map. We developed the interactive map in collaboration with The New York World, and here’s an article using the maps to describe the redistricting process in the Empire State. For more background on the interactive map, visit this blog post.
If you’re hoping to use GIS or any of the online mapping tools to map the legislative district lines in New York State that were proposed today by the state’s redistricting task force, you’ll have some work to do. The Task Force released PDF maps as well as “block assignment lists” for the proposed districts.
Unless you’d like to use the shapefiles and/or KML files that our team at the CUNY Graduate Center created! Here’s our web page with the info: http://www.urbanresearch.org/news/proposed-nys-districts-in-gis-format
Happy redistricting mapping!