gerrymandering

An analysis by The Washington Post found the 35th Congressional District to be among the top ten gerrymandered congressional districts. Maps created using Natural Earth data and the 16h Congressional District.

Using Spatial Methods to Combat Gerrymandering After the 2020 US Census

Mark Altaweel

The challenge for GIS is to create methods that can better determine what less biased district maps look like that are acceptable to the judiciary.

Gerrymandering Map Font

Caitlin Dempsey

Designers Ben Doessel and James Lee created a free font that forms the letters of the alphabet using congressional district shapes.

GIS and Gerrymandering

Mark Altaweel

GIS can be used to detect and also assist in gerrymandering when developing new district maps.

The Geography of Gerrymandering in the United States

Elizabeth Borneman

Gerrymandering is the practice of drawing or re-drawing congressional boundaries to benefit a specific political candidate or party. The Washington Post recently took a look at how gerrymandering has affected politics in the United States.