MyDistrictBuilder’s video tutorial library has been revised to reflect recent updates to the application. The whole library is included here at FloridaRedistricting.Org’s Page 2 in the links to the right under “MyDistrictBuilder Video Tutorials.”
You can also visit the “How to Use MyDistrictBuilder” playlist at http://www.youtube.com/MyDistrictBuilderFL, or click on the individual video links below:
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The Redistricting Committee met today to drill down further into Florida’s redistricting process. The Committee first heard remarks regarding:
- The jurisdiction of the Committee and the subcommittees, and the responsibilities of Committee members;
- Opportunities for public input and participation in the redistricting process; and
- House rules and procedures for redistricting.
Additionally, the Committee heard testimony from the House’s special counsel for reapportionment, regarding Florida’s state constitutional provisions on redistricting. Specifically, counsel helped the Committee members examine the recently approved Amendments 5 and 6 (Article III, Sections 21 and 20 of the Florida Constitution).
The Committee also got a tour of the beta version of the MyDistrictBuilder application. Throughout the week, each of the redistricting subcommittees will also hear the same presentations in their respective meetings. Read the rest of this entry »
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The ability to Save plans in MyDistrictBuilder has been activated. Currently, you can only Save in DOJ (Department of Justice) format. The Open function is also active. When Saving and Opening, the file extension will appear as “.doj”. It is recommended that you Save your work regularly.
With the 2010 Census data already available in MyDistrictBuilder, and samples of the American Community Survey data available, users can certainly begin building redistricting plans now.
DOJ format is what the Legislature will use to submit plans for the State House, State Senate and congressional districts to the U.S. Department of Justice. This format is generally the most common language between redistricting applications.
In addition to Save and Open, there are some changes to the data grid at the bottom of MyDistrictBuilder. Read the rest of this entry »
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