November 10, 2021

L2 Redistricting Process: Boundaries vs. Selectable vs. Full Database Refresh

The release of new and proposed redistricting boundaries is a three-stage process.

1. Visual Boundary Overlays in Voter/ConstutentMapping
2. Selectable Boundaries in Voter/ConstutentMapping
3. Updated Taxonomy in Voter/ConstutentMapping & in Files in L2 Client FTP folder

STAGE 1: As state legislatures and Governors sign off on proposed districts L2 collects the shapefiles necessary for us to first create the visual boundary files which you can see in L2's mapping tool under "Map Controls > Boundaries" (see below).  These boundaries do not provide updated counts in the tool but only visually show you where the new boundaries are.

STAGE 2: Our next step is to make those districts selectable under “Area Selections” in our mapping tool (see below).  These selectable districts make it possible to run counts, build reports and even export data from the updated districts.

STAGE 3: The final stage of the development process is for L2 to release these data as part of our standard taxonomy for those nationwide and statewide users.  The process will be done in batches and announced in our regular weekly newsletter sign up HERE.

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