Districtr User Guide
- On the Districtr home page, click “Draw a new plan” in the top right corner.
- You will be redirected to an interactive map of the United States. Click the state for which you want to create a districting plan.
- Once you have selected a state, choose a module to complete from the displayed list of options.
- You will now be redirected to your requested Districtr module.
To move across the state map, click the hand icon in the toolbar in the top right corner of the page. This allows you to click and drag to pan across the map.
Click the plus (+) and minus (-) buttons on the top left corner of the page to zoom in and out of the map.
- Click the paintbrush icon in the toolbar in the top right corner of the page.
- Each color corresponds to a different district.
Click and drag across the map to add units to that
- To change the size of the brush to capture more or fewer units per stroke, slide the brush size option.
- Once you’re done drawing districts and want to inspect further without altering them, select the “Lock already-drawn districts” box in the tool’s menu.
- Click the eraser icon in the toolbar in the top right corner of the page.
Click and drag across the map to remove localities from
- To change the size of the brush to remove more or fewer units with each stroke, slide the eraser size option.
- Click the magnifying glass icon in the toolbar.
- Click the Tooltip Data dropdown to select which type of information you wish to inspect.
- Hover over a portion of the map to see the corresponding statistics for that area.
- Slide the spotlight size option in the tool’s menu to change the size of the spotlight to inspect more or fewer units.
The population tab allows you to see the population of each district you have created. Use it in conjunction with the paint tool to show the population balances of each of your districts
Check the highlight unassigned units box to see which districts you still need to color
The data layers tab allows you to visualize demographic, voting age population, and partisanship data for each state
Each variable can be visualized as either shaded regions in a choropleth map or different sized circles proportional to the amount of a variable in each district
The evaluation tab allows you to see the racial, voting age population, and partisan balance of the district plan you’re making
About this Module
This tab provides additional information on the units used in the module, relevant state laws, and sources for shapefiles and data.
This tab takes you back to the main Districtr menu. It allows you to select a different module and begin working on a new districting plan.
Export this plan
Export your district plan as a JSON.
- What is a JSON?
- Why would I export it?
- By exporting a JSON you can save your district plan and reload it into Districtr.
Export as assignment CSV
Export your district plan as a CSV.
- What is a CSV?
- CSV is short for comma-separated values. It is a delimited text file that separates all values by a comma and only includes numbers and text.
- Why would I export it?
- By exporting a CSV, it is easy to read the information into programming languages like Python.