Providing Data for Redistricting Efforts

Open Redistricing Data
Client:   Redistricting Data Hub

The nonpartisan Redistricting Data Hub was founded by experts with backgrounds in pioneering redistricting legal cases, the establishment of independent redistricting commissions, and related ballot initiatives in Florida, Arizona and other states

The project aimed to make data publicly available to define communities, draw maps, identify racial or partisan gerrymanders, and evaluate the fairness and accountability of proposed redistricting plans.

GreenInfo was selected to provide web development services and guidance on technology approaches.

Results: GreenInfo served Redistricting Data Hub (RDH) as a technical advisor, guiding technology approaches and advanced code support to RDH's designers and developers.

We helped to ensure that the RDH platform was designed to be user-friendly and accessible, with a focus on providing the most accurate and up-to-date data possible.

GreenInfo Network also played a key role in developing a process to register signed URLs for users. This process ensured that the data was only accessible to authorized users.

To track downloads for each registered user, GreenInfo used WP comments. This allowed them to collect data on which data products were being downloaded and by whom, which was helpful for RDH's team of designers and developers to analyze user behavior and improve the platform's functionality over time.

Focus:   Government Agencies, Social Justice/Equity  

Services:  Interactive Solutions, Applications Development, Website Design, Design Research 

“ When we first saw RDH, we thought “this is too good to be true?” You’ve got all these data from partners and companies we usually have to pay for. For us, it’s like is this data reliable? When we see companies come out with huge data sets. From our perspective it’s been great to have an organization that we can validate against because the last thing we want to do is put out bad information. It’s going to be a great resource that we can turn to in this cycle”

—  Jason Kostyk, Virginia Public Access Project

Project Years: 2020, 2021, 2022

GreenInfo Network creates, analyzes, visualizes and communicates information in the public interest. We specialize in mapping and related technology for nonprofits and public agencies, focusing on using it for conservation, social equity, public health, environment and foundation grant making.
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