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Choose Your Own Mapping Tool

Use this guide to find software and applications to use our data to draw Community of Interest and District maps for this redistricting cycle

Understand What Mapping Tool Best Fits Your Needs

There are a number of mapping tools available, but researching and comparing them all can take a lot of time. The Redistricting Data Hub surveyed most of the tools out there and compiled this information into the “Choose Your Mapping Tool” feature, which enables you to easily find the right tool based on your needs.

Need a free tool that has compactness scores? Want a tool that works on your Mac and allows for team collaboration on mapping? The “Choose Your Mapping Tool” can help you answer questions like these, in two easy ways:

  1. Our table has sortable columns that makes it simple to identify and compare the features for each tool.
  2. You can also filter the table based on the column features that are most important to you, until you’ve narrowed it down to the best match.

Watch a Demonstration on How to Use the Feature Below

Mapping Tool Feature

Use this table to compare and contrast various mapping tools.
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This table was last updated on . If you see any information that is out of date, please email us.

About the Mapping Tools

Learn more about each mapping tool and how it can be used to draw or analyze community of interest and district maps Read more about each tool

Join a training or watch a recording

We’ve partnered with the teams at the mapping tools so you can learn directly from them on how to analyze proposed or final redistricting maps. View mapping trainings

Frequently Asked Questions

Read more about mapping tools in our FAQ section, written by our support team. Read FAQs

Contact us for personalized help

Our support team is here to help answer questions about mapping tools and Redistricting process. Reach out to us with any questions, feedback or suggestions!

Mapping Tool Demonstrations

DistrictBuilder | Redistricting mapping tool training

This training covers how to use DistrictBuilder to draw Community of Interest and District maps.

Dave’s Redistricting App | District mapping tool training

This training covers how to use Dave’s Redistricting App to draw District and Community of Interest maps.

QGIS Redistricting PlugIn | Draw district or district plans for the Redistricting Cycle

This training covers the basics of using the plugin for drawing districts or district plans for the Redistricting cycle.

Representable | Draw Community of Interest maps

This training covers how to use Representable to draw a community of interest map.


Special thanks to Blake Esselstyn, a demographer and redistricting consultant with Mapfigure Consulting