Welcome to GeoCivics
Choice Cuts: How competing redistricting requirements will shape Colorado's congressional map. by Evan Wyloge
GeoCivics provides a suite of state-based resources to develop skills and knowledge for discussing the apportionment and redistricting process in the United States. The more voices participating in this process, the more the electoral districts will reflect the community. These resources prepare and support students, teachers, and community members with interactive tools and geospatial data, leading to engagement in conversation about the construction of electoral districts. Paying attention to where lines are drawn, by whom, and under what circumstances informs how people are governed. Everyone in the community should be equipped to ask questions of people in each jurisdiction - federal, state, and local - charged with instructing the cartographers in this task.
Q&A with Rebecca Theobald, by Moe Clark, Colorado Newsline, April 9, 2021
Redistricting Timeline Alert Map - visit this site to see how Census delays affect each state
Historical Apportionment Data Map - explore this interactive tool to examine change over time
Review this table to identify the best redistricting tools for exploring your community and classroom.
Reform, interrupted: The new mapmakers mainly face the old partisan rules - Sara Swann, The Fulcrum, November 24, 2020
Electoral Redistricting in the Era of Geospatial Technology - GIS Day Lightening Talks, University of Colorado Boulder, November 13, 2020
Interactive Resources for Teaching about Electoral Redistricting and Gerrymandering - National Council for the Social Studies Summer Pop-UP! Professional Development, June 28, 2021
A Geographer's Place in Redistricting - Michelle Kinzer, From the Meridian, ArcNews, Spring 2021
What can I do about redistricting? - American Association of Geographers, Fall 2020
Redistricting, the shape of things to come - Diana S. Sinton, Directions Magazine, May 1, 2019
Interactive Mapping for Transparent Redistricting - Research in Geographic Education, Fall 2019