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The Public Mapping Project: How Public Participation Can Revolutionize Redistricting

Micah Altman and Michael P. McDonald


The Laurence and Lynne Brown Democracy Medal is an initiative of the McCourtney Institute for Democracy at Pennsylvania State University. It annually recognizes outstanding individuals, groups, and organizations that produce exceptional innovations to further democracy in the United States or around the world. This book unveils the Public Mapping Project, which developed DistrictBuilder, an open-source software redistricting application designed to give the public transparent, accessible, and easy-to-use online mapping tools. As the book shows, the goal is for all citizens to have access to th ... More

Keywords: innovation, democracy, United States, Public Mapping Project, DistrictBuilder, open-source software, online mapping, citizens, congressional maps

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781501738548
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501738548.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Micah Altman, author
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Michael P. McDonald, author
University of Florida