Esri Redistricting Offerings - An Introduction

William Isley and Ray Hardy introduce the data and tools that support various aspects of the redistricting process.

Jul 14th, 2011

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00:01Alright. Well, good morning and welcome to the Esri redistricting offerings, an introduction.

00:05My name is Ray Hardy, and I have with me Will Isley, and we will be taking you through the next hour and 15 minutes…

00:10…showing you the Redistricting Online product that we have.

00:14Just out of curiosity, how many of you have done redistricting so far?

00:19How many of you are interested in redistricting in the future? Alright.

00:24And how many of you are considering other applications? Alright. Good to know. Thank you.

00:31Alright, so let's move on to the next slide, and I'll give you an overview of what we're going to be covering today.

00:37So the first part of the session is an overview of what the product can do, what we've got in it…

00:43…how you might want to use it, kind of the ideas of it, the vision, and then we'll go into demonstrations.

00:49So we're going to demonstrate a subscription service for a single user, and then we're going to demonstrate a managed solution…

00:56…or a managed service, hosted service, that a county, a city, a state might have open.

01:02So I've got two or three of those to show you as well.

01:05And then we're going to start talking about the architecture overview, so Will will guide you through that discussion.

01:11And then we're hoping we have enough time, we're going to do a look ahead to see what we were thinking about in the future…

01:17…and then we'll open it up for questions at the end.

01:19So it's kind of…it's got a lot of information to show you in a short amount of time.

01:23So without further ado, I think we'll just get started now.

01:27So the first part is the product overview and some ideas about the Redistricting Online solution from Esri.

01:35We built this to support collaboration between our users, our government, and our cities, and citizens of those cities.

01:44So we wanted something that had the ability to have…that was easy to install, i.e., a web browser is pretty easy, right?

01:52Everybody knows how to open that up and use it. So we wanted something to be able to use like that.

01:58Something that doesn't have a lot of data management issues that we'd have to consider, so the data's already assembled for you.

02:05Easy to use, anybody could use it, anybody from the novice user to an advanced user would have some access to it.

02:12We wanted to have reporting, comments, and be able to submit plans online as well.

02:18Specifically for our solution, we wanted to add some value beyond what it…

02:26A lot of the solutions are desktop based, and this solution is online.

02:30So what we wanted to do is to have the data preassembled.

02:34So in our solution, whether you're working in Hawaii, whether you're working in Maine, whether you're working in Texas or California…

02:40…you can go in, the data is preassembled for you, so it's 2010 data or 2000 data.

02:46Data is preassembled; the TIGER has already been joined to the PL 94-171 data.

02:51The system requirement that you'll need is a web browser. You'll also need to have a Flash player on it…

02:57…and it's a good idea to have Adobe Acrobat Reader, but those aren't really hard things to get ahold of these days.

03:03And we wanted something that has a reduced learning curve, so you could sit down…

03:08The goal is you could purchase this, sit down that afternoon, and start working with it…

03:12…and I think that's what we've created for you to see today.

03:15We also wanted a centralized data management system, so instead of having to store stuff locally, trying to manage all that…

03:25…you can store the data in the solution. And so wherever you happen to be, in a portable situation, which we're in…

03:33We can do it here at the UC, we could go across the street at the Starbucks and work with this…

03:38…we could be at city council meetings.

03:39We could be anywhere we need to be, even at home, working on this in a very private place if we wanted to.

03:45And that's what this is all about. Next slide.

03:48So a little overview and vision here.

03:51There's different places where each one of these groups fit in, but at the base of it all, we want to be able to…

03:58…everyone needs to be able to create, edit, and publish data with the redistricting solution.

04:04That includes the public, advocacy groups, and state and local government and officials, and their citizens.

04:11Traditionally, this has been done with Desktop.

04:12We're working with the web to do this, and we're using as a mechanism to do a lot of our sharing in this.

04:21So in addition to those, we have reviewing and collaboration that we want to add in…

04:25…and we feel like the online solution provides just that mechanism to be able to furnish that solution to you.

04:34Alright, so our features that we support in this application. We'll go through all…

04:40I'm not going to go through every bullet over here, because we're going to actually do a lot of the demonstrations…

04:43…but this is kind of the stuff that you'll see today--charting and reporting, markup.

04:48So remember redlining in the past with a grease pencil and an overlay? We've kind of put something like that in here.

04:55We've got plan comparison and thematic mapping. We've got all of that embedded in this solution.

05:01So what we're going to do now is move on to the next slide…

05:04…and take a look at some of the redistricting data layers that we have in place for you.

05:10So we look at that in two ways--geographies that we support and the census data that we support.

05:16For our geographies, we support the state, county, and city; city in 2010, not in the 2000 data.

05:25State and counties are supported both in 2000 datasets and the 2010. And the way…

05:31You can see over on the right side if you were creating a new plan, you would just go over and create which year you want to use…

05:37…2000 or 2010, and then you would pick the level, the starting point, the states, the counties, or the cities and towns.

05:45So it's pretty simple to get started.

05:47In addition to those redistricting layers, we've also got census data, and that's the PL 94-171 data that you're used to…

05:56…that you're probably used to hearing about or you've talked about in your groups.

06:00This is the data that has the counts of all the population. We have that for 2010 and 2000.

06:08And you can see the Demographics window there; those are set up into different folders.

06:12So standard would be your traditional values--white, black, non-Hispanic, all of those different layers...

06:19…and then we've got the Office of Management and Budget, those variables…

06:24…and custom variables and also voting age population variables. Next slide.

06:30As far as working with your redistricting plans, so we have some data hierarchies to follow…

06:35…you can do the state, county, tract, block group, and block, so that's one level that you could go about this, one way.

06:43Another way would be to go state, county, VTD, and block.

06:47And then if you're working in a city, a place, you can do the place and then go down to the block assignments.

06:54[Audience question] What's VTD?

06:55But as we look through here, you've got the American Community Survey data.

06:59You've got voter registration information, general election information, so forth and so on all the way down.

07:06And there's some custom variables in here as well. So total deviation was one of their custom variables that they put in.

07:12So we could add any one of those in, so let's say we want to put in the voter party.

07:17You could turn that on, and now it would add that in as a field on my district statistics to look at.

07:27Alright. So that's the custom side of the demographics and the reference layers.

07:34The other thing that would normally show up here would be the Submit tab, but since we're past the deadline to submit the plan…

07:42…we can turn that off so that the submission process can end as the process of redistricting…

07:49…for citizen engagement comes to a close for them.

07:52Alright, so that's the LA County website, and I'm going to go back to Will here for just a moment.

08:00Or actually, I'm not; I'm just going to talk through this.

08:03So the next thing I want to do is to open up a default plan, and I want to do that in the San Diego redistricting application.

08:14So I'm going to pull up my San Diego application, so this is another custom website, or managed website that we have.

08:21And I'm going to log in this time as Ray Citizen. So it's processing my request, and I'm going to log in.

08:36And you can see one of the nice features of this solution is that when I first come into this…

08:42…I have the ability to look at a template plan…

08:44…and I can look at the current council districts or the unassigned, blank district map.

08:50So I can choose either one of those. I'm going to go ahead and choose the current council districts, and I'll click OK.

08:58And it's going to open up that plan.

09:00What we're going to do with this is we're going to assign some geography…

09:04…and then I'm going to create a group and I'm going to show you how to share among…in a group.

09:09So the next thing I need to do here is move over to the Create tab.

09:13I'm going to close my District Statistics window, and I'm going to zoom in.

09:20So the scenario I'm going to set up here is that district 3--so you all are pretty familiar with this area by now, I'm sure.

09:29So district 3, this is Balboa Park, here's the San Diego International Airport, and we're basically right down in here.

09:38So what I want to do is, for my plan…

09:42…I want to potentially move district 3 further west and include the area up until the interstate here.

09:49So I'm going to go ahead and just make that assignment, so I'm going to assign that to district 3.

09:58So I'm going to do this very coarsely, so it's not going to look perfect.

10:07Probably break a few redistricting processes along the way.

10:15There we go. Now I've isolated that district, so I'm going to close that up.

10:23Alright, so I've modified the district for district 3, and now what I want to do is go in and save this and be able to share it with…

10:33…another user so we can do some collaboration.

10:36So I'm going to save my plan; I'm going to save it as District 3…oops. District 3 Expansion.

10:49And I can select it, copy it, and paste it into my description.

10:53I'm going to go ahead and save it in a folder that I've created for UC.

10:57I could always create a new folder here if I want to put my plans in, so if you're doing different things for different areas.

11:03Click OK, and I'm saving this plan, and now the interesting part of this starts to develop, right?

11:10Now I've created something, I've made a change to it, but now I want to collaborate with someone else.

11:15So the way I'm going to do that is I'm going to share.

11:19So I'm going to come over here to the Share tab.

11:21And notice that some of the buttons you saw on the other applications, they're not always the same.

11:27So we have the ability to control that, and that's called privileges; we'll talk about that in a few moments.

11:31So I want to share my plan, but first I'm going to create a group to share my plan in.

11:36So I'll click Manage Groups, and I'm going to create a new group.

11:42The group I'm going to create is going to be called UC Demo, and I'll just copy and paste that down below.

11:58So I'll create this group, and you can see now that it shows up here.

12:02I'm the owner of that, of that group, and I'm currently the only member of that group.

12:08So now what I'm going to do is go in and add some additional users, so for instance, let's pick on Will here; I'll add him in.

12:18I'll do a search; there's Will. So I'll send him an invitation, "Hey, Will, I want you to join this group and see what I've done."

12:25So here it is. I'll put him in there. I'm going to also add in a couple more.

12:29So I'm going to put in another login that I have; search for that one. I'll add in my…my invitation to me.

12:44And then I will find another one that I created. This one'll be Citizen 2.

12:54I had to come up with something, so I know they're not that dramatic.

12:57So I've got these three members that have outstanding invitations.

13:01If I ever don't want one to be in there, for instance, maybe I decide I don't want to invite this to Will after all…

13:07…so I can select that, cancel that invitation to him, and now he is removed from that invitation.

13:12Also, if he is a member, once he signs in and accepts the invitation, he will become a member over here on the right side…

13:18…and I would be able to see that, and I always have the ability to remove those users.

13:23So I'm going to close that, close this window, and now I'm going to go to actually share.

13:30So instead of sharing with everyone, I'm going to choose members of my UC Demo group…

13:36…and I'm going to open it up to be able to read and write to my plan. Okay?

13:43So I'm going to click Update. I have now shared my plan, and I can validate that by coming over here and looking in…

13:52…and seeing that my plan is now shared; I have UC Demo…

13:55…and there's my District 3 Expansion that I just created with read/write privileges.

14:03Alright. So the next demonstration I'm going to do is I'm going to go in and log in as another user.

14:12I'm going to accept that invitation, then I'm going to make some additional edits to this plan and do some markup…

14:19…and then I'm going to save that out again. Okay?

14:24So this time I'm going to go and log in as my Citizen 2, and I'll start out with the current council districts.

14:43Notice that when I log in to this application, I see that I have an invitation.

14:50So I'll come up here and see what that invitation is. So it says, Hey, the group UC Demo has invited me to join.

14:57So I'm going to go ahead and accept that invitation, click OK, and I'll close that up.

15:04Once I do that, I can come over and open the plan, and I'll come down to Share Plans…

15:11…and now I have UC Demo showing up, and there's the plan, District 3 Expansion.

15:17So I'm going to click that, and that's the plan I want to open up, because I'm going to do some more work.

15:22It tells me that I'm opening a plan that's shared and that I can click Yes and the plan will be locked while I'm working with it.

15:30So I'll go ahead and click Yes. And I want to open it up; it's locking my plan.

15:42Now I know traditionally you would be concerned about the exact statistics and everything...

15:45…but I want to show you some of the features of editing and how that would work, so…

15:50I'm going to close my District Statistics window, and then I'm going to zoom in here.

15:54I can see that change that I've created…

15:58…and I can see that district 3 is now exactly how I assigned it as the previous user, the Ray Citizen user.

16:07So what I'm going to go and do, though, is I'm going to add some input.

16:12So from my perspective, district 3 would be great, but remember when you flew in to San Diego today…

16:19…or this week when you came in, if you did, that when you fly in a lot of times you fly right in over Balboa Park.

16:26And so maybe the citizens, maybe what I understand from my perspective, it would be better to have the southern part…

16:31…of this area be part of district 2, so I could maybe have some input about the air traffic flying low and over my district area.

16:40So what I'll do is offer that input.

16:43I'll say, You know what, I'm going to draw a line; I'm going to show them where that flight path is…

16:47…because I don't think that person quite understood. So I'm going to draw my flight path now.

16:51I hope the plane you're flying on doesn't zigzag like this, but let's say it does.

16:55So here's the flight path. I'll add in some text, so I'll put that information right here, right-click over it.

17:04I'm going to edit it. I'm going to say, "San Diego flight path." Okay? So that comes in there.

17:25I think I'm also going to change my line from being blue; I'm going to change its color to red so you can see it in the back.

17:33So now I've got the flight path coming in, and that's going to be my justification for saying what I want to do next…

17:40…which is I want to modify this district and assign the southern part into district 2 again.

17:49So in order to that, what I'm going to do is just real basically here, I'm going to draw a box and put that area back into district 2…

18:03…where I think it needs to belong, and I'm going to add in a comment…

18:11…that says, "Southern…southwest district 3 modified for air traffic."

18:34Okay? So I'll add that comment, and that comment will populate in here; it tells me the time and the date that I pushed it through.

18:42And then I can close this up. Going to go ahead and save my plan again.

18:48I'm going to save this as another plan; I'm going to say…first I'm going to save it back here…

18:54…and I'm going to call this District 3 with Modifications. Okay?

19:07And I save that back into my UC folder. Okay?

19:24Now, when I save that over, those two…what I've just done is I've created actually a second plan.

19:34But let's say that I want to go back now, and the next demonstration what I'm going to do is go back and show you…

19:40…how you can take this input and review the two plans together. Okay?

19:47So I'm going to open this next plan up as a reviewer.

19:51Notice that when I go onto my Review tab, there's a gray space here. This is for our plan comparison area.

19:57So what I'm going to do is log out, or actually, I'm going to log in as another user, so as the admin user.

20:09And I could go ahead and submit this plan; maybe I think that what I've modified works.

20:15So this is from the Citizen user. I'll submit it.

20:18It first wants me to ask some information about it, so it's telling me that once I submit it, I can't do anything different to it.

20:24I'll have to put in a phone number for it.

20:32So I'll put that phone number in, and then I could go and submit the plan, and I can click OK.

20:41Now, the plan was submitted, so now I'm going to go over, and as my administration user, I'm going to log in.

20:56Start with my council districts, and now what I want to do is to come over and open up some of these shared plans.

21:10Oh, the first thing I need to do, too, is to accept my invitation, so I'll accept that invitation, close that.

21:25And now I'm going to come over here and look and see that my plan is shared.

21:34So this is going to be the original one, the District 3 Expansion.

21:50And I'll come back in here and zoom in…oops…and what I'm seeing is, I've got just the edits that I did the first time.

22:03So my second citizen didn't share back to the same group, right?

22:08So what I can do is go back and I will share this plan, share it to my UC Demo group.

22:25It's a read-only, and I'll update that. Whoops.

22:34Here we go. I'm going to load that plan in now.

22:37So I want to overlay this and be able to see the differences.

22:42So I'm going to come over here to the Review tab, and as an administrator, I have this privilege called plan comparison and merge.

22:50And what I'm going to do is load in that shared plan now. Think I might need to exit first. Just one moment.

23:26So I'm going to load in the first plan; that should now be shared.

23:35There it is, District 3 with the modifications that I put in there.

23:43I'll open that and I'll zoom in.

24:01We'll try that one more time. There we go; there's that one.

24:08Now I'm going to go back here, since I've now shared that other plan, and I'm going to open a second plan on top of this…

24:21…this will be the original starting plan--and you'll be able to see how they vary. So this is pretty neat.

24:31So when I see this up close, at first, you know, it's hard to see, but I'm going to come in, zoom in.

24:39I'm going to have the ability now to see, I can see where the two plans are overlapping.

24:48You see how that shows up with the…I don't know if you can see this in the back or not.

24:53But you can enhance this, so I can see where one district is, fade it out…

24:58…and then I can turn the other district on and make it brighter.

25:06So I can kind of slide between them, and then you can see the crosshatch here where the two districts are in conflict.

25:14So what I can do then is I can decide, if I wanted to merge, I could say the area in conflict would be unassigned.

25:20I can move it to the active plan, or I can move it to the comparison plan.

25:25So I have a decision to make, and I can make it another plan or save it to the original that I'm starting to work with.

25:31So that's how that's going to work.

25:34And I can make those decisions, and that's how we can do our reviewing.

25:39Alright. Think that's all I had for this part. Yeah. So we're going to switch slides.

25:52So this slide here, we talked a little bit about, or I mentioned a little bit about our user system roles.

25:58And our system roles are created so that, when you log in, you have a certain level of privileges that are assigned to you.

26:07And the roles would be something like the plan submitters or the citizen role, which you see on the right side of the screen.

26:13Then a plan reviewer might take something that someone's drawn, they go in and kind of do what I just showed you…

26:19…the plan comparison where they kind of look between the two plans, see where they're different, see how they're the same.

26:25And then editors and administrators, the privileges go up.

26:30So you can take away privileges from the citizen user because you may not want them to be able to do plan comparison…

26:36…or you may not want them to have some restrictions on how you zoom in and out, how you can lock and unlock things.

26:42All of those buttons, a lot of those have privileges associated with them.

26:47So I'm going to demonstrate the administration console that a managed solution has in the application.

26:53So I'm going to switch back over to my screen.

26:55And to do this, I'm going to log in; this is the San Diego…this is the administration console for the box we were just using.

27:04And I'm going to log in; I'm going to go in as my administration account, and I'll log in again.

27:15And it's a pretty simple menu that you can see, so this would be something that only the administrator would see of that organization.

27:23So the first thing I could do is look at the different users I have.

27:30I could add a user if I want to create one of my own.

27:34When I create a user, you can see that the default that they have is citizens membership…

27:39…and they have two other levels of membership that they could have.

27:42I could add that over, like power user. I can also remove that privilege.

27:51I could export my users to a CSV file; maybe I want to have that as a different log or keep track of it in a different database.

27:57Some of our customers have asked for that.

27:58And then, more importantly, I can come down here to my roles, and I can view the roles.

28:04So right now, we have the administrators, citizens, and power users roles.

28:09The administrators have full access, so I can come in here and click Edit--that's the pencil…

28:16…and I could change the name of this description if I want.

28:19I can see who all the users are, so I could go in here and see my admin role; I could remove my ability to have that control.

28:31But what's most interesting on this page is what's at the bottom, and that's all of the available privileges.

28:37Now for the administrator, of course they're going to have all the privileges, right?

28:40'Cause that's the person who you want to have that.

28:43So all of those are over here on the right side. Let me go back up, and let's go in as a citizen and see how it looks different.

28:54So when you go in as a citizen, you see that there's a lot of privileges that are disabled, so…

29:04…and there's a lot of privileges that they have.

29:06So notice that on the San Diego one that I'm using, as a citizen, when I come over here to Review, I don't see the plan compare…

29:14…plan merge--I'm sorry. Plan comparison and merge feature.

29:18That feature is called Compare Plans; there's that feature.

29:26If I want to enable that for that set of users, for the citizen role, I can click Add…

29:31…and now they have that ability, once they log out and log back in, so…

29:36Since I modified it, I'll move it right back over.

29:38This is not their live box, by the way; I'm showing this for demonstration purposes.

29:45I think I put it at the very bottom. Alright, so I'll click Cancel and not save that, and go back to the main menu.

29:53And that gives you an idea of how the privileges work when you're trying to work with a managed solution.

29:58I'll log out, and I'm going to hand it back over to Will for just a moment.

30:03Thought you might want to see who some of our users are of our software.

30:08So at the state level, we have several states listed here--Alabama, Utah, Hawaii, and DC.

30:15Counties--San Bernardino County, it's one of the largest counties in America…

30:20…the County of Los Angeles, you saw their web application, and we just looked at it; Salt Lake County.

30:25And then our cities, we have the City of San Diego, City of Fort Worth, and Sacramento, and we've got a few more in the queue.

30:32So let's move on to the next slide. I think this is back to Will.

30:37So earlier we covered the different deployment models and what they were.

30:41If you choose to go with the managed services deployment model…

30:44…we just wanted to highlight some of the features that come with that.

30:47So if you go with managed services, the infrastructure's all handled for you by Esri.

30:52We take care of the hardware, the software, the network, the security, and the facilities. You don't have to worry about that at all.

30:57We create two deployment environments, one for staging and one for production.

31:01We set up the staging environment, configure it the way you told us to configure it, add in the data you wanted…

31:05…add in the reference layers, configure the roles and privileges, and then once you validate that it is the way you want it…

31:11…we then move it to a production environment, and that's the environment that end users would actually use.

31:16We take care of data management, we take care of the database, we do backups.

31:21We support two updates to the system with the default contract that we set up, but you can amend that if you want to change it.

31:30And then there's three tiers of technical support.

31:32We have a general help desk, one with environmental support, and another with application support.

31:38And along with this, we have monitors on the database and the application and the services…

31:41…so if things, if things hiccup or go offline, we autodetect it and fix it.

31:48With the on-premises deployment, what we do is we schedule in one week of deployment prep…

31:54…where we get on a teleconference with you; we sketch out the system's architecture…

31:58…what architecture's going to meet your needs, what machines you need, how the network will look.

32:03And then following that, we do a week of deployment.

32:06We can do this shadowing your system admin, or they can shadow us while we do it…

32:10…and we'll load your data, we'll deploy the application.

32:13We'll test and verify the deployment's valid, and then we can give you training and documentation.

32:18After that, we give you a week of follow-up support.

32:23Now I want to give you a little bit of an architectural overview of the solution.

32:27So you can see here, the client of the solution is just a web browser with a Flash player.

32:33In this box on the left-hand side is the solution itself; that's ArcGIS Server and the redistricting services and the data tier.

32:40If you choose an on-site deployment or a managed deployment, that's the part of the solution that's taken care of.

32:46So in the ArcGIS Server tier, we give you a runtime license of ArcGIS Server to support the solution.

32:51We also give you a runtime license of ArcGIS Workflow Manager Server…

32:55…which is a COTS product that we built the redistricting solution on top of.

33:01We also deploy the redistricting services for you.

33:05Below that is the data tier; that's the census data and demographics. I'm going to go into that in a bit.

33:10And also our plan management database.

33:14On the right-hand side of the diagram is, so this is a service that Esri hosts for everyone, and it's free to the public.

33:22So if you choose to publish your plans, it goes into that domain, and then the public or whoever you share your plan with…

33:29…can search for it, review it, and add basemaps to it and build maps from it.

33:37In the data tier, we have the census data, which we store as a file geodatabase.

33:40It has the tracts, block groups, counties, VTDs, and all the tied demographics with it…

33:45…and that's what we publish up as a map service to support the solution.

33:48We also have a redistricting database. That's built on top of ArcSDE and PostgreSQL.

33:53And the reason we chose Postgres was the licensing. It has a no-cost licensing with it.

33:59We use that database to store district plans, users and groups, and plan access.

34:04Along with this is the custom data package, so if you purchase a managed or on-site deployment…

34:10…you can add in your own data or reference layers.

34:12Anything that can be served up as an ArcGIS Server map service, a file geodatabase, a shapefile…

34:18…or, if you're on-site, it can be an SDE layer, can be used for reference data.

34:25So I want to take a moment to give you a little bit of look ahead, some of the things that we're working on, that we're in progress with.

34:31Currently, we're working on a redistricting portal.

34:33For those of you that have seen, this is a tailored experience to specifically around the redistricting domain.

34:41We're also building a districting…district plan viewer to augment that offering so that when you search for and find a district plan…

34:48…you can open it in this viewer and do charting and reporting and analysis without having to be in…

34:54…without having to be in the Redistricting Online application.

34:58We're also going to enhance our district plan publishing to support publishing the map services…

35:03…out of the Redistricting Online solution so that those services can be consumed…

35:07…in any viewer that can consume an ArcGIS Server map service.

35:12And we're also working on election management.

35:15So to give you a demo of some of this stuff, I just want to set the stage that this is software we're working on…

35:20…so if you see a glitch here and there, just keep in mind, it's still being developed.

35:24But what I want to show you is the portal; I want to show you the gallery of district plans--I want to show you how to search it…

35:30…and then I want to show you the district plan viewer and doing some charting and analysis.

35:38So here's our portal. You can see the experience is much like except it's tailored around redistricting.

35:44You can find and search for district plans, you can manage your groups, and you can add and share district plans.

35:53Now keep in mind, this is a tailored experience around…

35:56…so all of this information is actually stored in and accessible there as well.

36:02The reason we created the tailored experience is so that you're not…

36:04…so that your experience is not obscured with other data that's not related to redistricting.

36:09So I'll show you the gallery. And so these are some recent plans that have been published to our redistricting portal.

36:20You can see the State of Alabama has one in here; the State of Arizona; Washington, DC, and the District of Columbia.

36:27But what's really interesting is the ability to search once these things have been published.

36:30So if I search for DC, I can find a DC plan, then I can open it.

36:37Another distinction of this portal over is we have this district plan viewer.

36:42So if I click to open this plan up in the district plan viewer, it'll launch a user experience much like Redistricting Online…

36:49…the editor that we have, except this is restricted to a read-only view of the plan…

36:54…so you can do analysis and charting and reporting.

37:00Move this up here. Here we go. And there's the district plan.

37:05And again, this is a free experience; this is through

37:09This is not the district plan editor that Ray and I have been showing you.

37:13And you can inspect your district plan on a number of different levels.

37:16You can see we have charting and reporting on the demographics, so if I want to select one of the demographics…

37:21…I can select black population, you can see the charting for that, how it's distributed amongst the districts.

37:26You also get a histogram of this, and these histograms are easier to read if you make them bigger.

37:37You can see all the different demographics in a histogram.

37:39Obviously, this is a contrived plan to demonstrate to you, because the population is not balanced at all…

37:45…but you can get an idea of the charting capabilities.

37:48And then you can actually export these out to images…

37:50…if you want to embed them into PowerPoint presentations or something like that.

37:53You can also see you get the district statistics table. You get the ability to navigate to each of the individual districts.

38:00You can turn on your district drop line just like you could in the online editor.

38:05You can even do redlining; you can mark it up, so if you want to inform someone of an issue with the plan.

38:15Same redlining capabilities that we had in the editor.

38:23You can add in your own content. You can upload a shapefile, you can upload an Excel spreadsheet.

38:29You can even search for services on and add them in and mash them up to this view of the district plan.

38:35You can run compactness tests. For those of you that are familiar with Schwartzberg and Groffman and the Reock test…

38:42…you can run analysis against your district plan compactness.

38:45You can run the reports that we had in the online solution. The subset of reports that are supported are listed here.

38:54We can't do all of the reports because we don't have the backing census data with this particular hosted solution…

38:59…but you just select the demographics that you want, click OK, and there's a report on that district plan that was published.

39:10You can even do plan comparison. This feature's still being worked; I can't demonstrate it to you right now.

39:20So that brings our demonstration to a conclusion. If you want more information, you can visit our resource center.

39:25There's a link up there; you can copy that down and visit it.

39:29I want to mention that for our subscription site, we do offer a 30-day trial.

39:32You can log in and use the software free for 30 days and evaluate it before you purchase it if you'd like to.

39:39There's a support alias for it, and that support alias is

39:44There's the phone number for sales, and if you want more information, you can stop by and visit the Managed Services booth…

39:50…though the UC's coming to a close; there's a very limited window to go do that, so…

39:55Now we want to open up the floor to any questions that anyone might have.

39:57Does anyone have any questions? No? Okay. Well, thank you for coming.

40:05And for your time.

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