shrug-l: Fwd: URISA Connect Event: Redistricting in Ohio Enhanced
tcorbin at egisassociates.com
Wed Sep 21 09:55:07 EDT 2011
Thought some of you might find this interesting. I know Redistricting is
an issue many of us are facing.
Tripp Corbin, MCP, CFM, GISP | Chief Executive Officer
eGIS Associates, Inc.
678-710-9710 ext 21 | 866-304-3864 Fax
tcorbin at egisassociates.com | www.egisassociates.com
Esri Certified Trainer | Esri Certified Desktop Associate
*From:*jgriffith at urisa.org [mailto:jgriffith at urisa.org]
*Sent:* Wednesday, September 21, 2011 9:41 AM
*To:* trippcor at bellsouth.net
*Subject:* URISA Connect Event: Redistricting in Ohio Enhanced by PPGIS
URISA is pleased to announce that URISA Member and industry leader, Mark
Salling, will present his webinar, /Redistricting in Ohio Enhanced by
Public Participation GIS/. This URISA Connect Event will expand on his
article,/Public Participation Geographic Information Systems for
Redistricting - A Case Study in/ /Ohio/, which was published in the
most recent issue of the URISA Journal.
Every ten years, following the release of Census data in the United
States, each state’s legislature begins the process of redistricting,
by which census data is used to redraw the lines and boundaries of
electoral districts within a state. The purpose of redistricting is to
adjust for population changes to ensure continued equal representation
This process affects districts at all levels of government — from local
school boards and city councils to state legislatures and the U.S. House
Redistricting determines political representation for the decade to
come. In preparation for the release of the 2010 Census data, the State
of Ohio tested the feasibility and merits of using a public
participation GIS (PPGIS) redistricting system to develop alternative
district plans aimed at meeting several objectives concerning fair and
This educational webinar will present an overview and basic information
about state legislative and congressional redistricting, with an
emphasis on how GIS data and software are used. It will not be a
software training session.
The session will cover concepts that reflect the purpose of the
redistricting process, including the principle of one person - one vote,
the Voting Rights Act, and the several objectives of ensuing fair
representation such as compactness, competition, communities of
interest, and representational fairness.
During this event, we'll discuss:
Database development and issues of accuracy
The use of GIS in Public Participation redistricting
Examples from Ohio, with mention of how states differ in how boundaries
*Title*: Redistricting in Ohio Enhanced by Public Participation GIS
*Presenter*: Mark Salling, Ph.D., GISP
*When:*Wednesday, September 28, 2011
*Time:*1 PM ET/ 10 AM PT
Duration is one hour
*Fees*: $20 for URISA Members/ $35 for non-members
Clickhere <http://www.urisa.org/URISAConnectRedistricting> to register
*What is URISA Connect?**
*URISA Connect is an excellent way to connect with your peers and
develop your professional skills without leaving the office. This new
program brings you educational webinars, interactive presentations and
collaborative virtual meetings without putting a strain on your travel
or training budget.
*Upcoming Events: **
*Wednesday, October 19, 2011: Introduction to Asset Management
Visit www.urisa.org/urisaconnect <http://www.urisa.org/urisaconnect> for
more information or contact URISA Education Manager, Jeni Griffith, at
jgriffith at urisa.org <mailto:jgriffith at urisa.org>.
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