Why Josephs is wrong about the LRB’s need for expertise

Rep Josephs doesn’t want to burden the Legislative Reference Bureau with the task of redistricting because she says they don’t have the expertise. The LRB can pay for help from any number of Universities in Pennsylvania and they can purchase software that does the job.

Here is one company, (Caliper.com) that makes software (Maptitude for Redistricting – gotta love that name!) that would help with redistricting for Pennsylvania.

Here is a quote from the company on one of the features:

MTR  includes all the municipal boundaries including counties, townships, school districts, etc. You can use these layers as building blocks to create your districts. The software will warn you if you are about to split one of these district boundaries


One Response

  1. For more information on the Maptitude mapping software please visit caliper.com.

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