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Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 04/19/2011

More on redistricting: Where people want to live

How can we derive useful information from 3,981 maps that could help the D.C. Council make choices?

We could simply give everyone a vote and see which areas get changed in the most maps, but that wouldn’t be very fair. Many people just switched areas that looked best on a map. Some folks definitely do know the area, though: people who live in that particular area.

What did people say about the places they live personally? Who would like to see their home part of a different ward?

The “game” started by asking people where they live. If they clicked an area in DC and that area is on the border between wards, it then asked them which ward they’d like to live in. We can see how many people liked the ward they’re in:

[Continue reading David Alpert’s post at Greater Greater Washington.]

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