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What is autoBound?
Redistricting Data Development
Census Data Import Incorporate Voter Files (Geocode/Aggregate) Incorporate Election Results (Disaggregation) Calculate new data columns Quality Control
Plan types – House/Senate/Congressional Single/Multi-County/User Defined Plan Storage and Access by users
Plan Management Plan Editing Analysis – Comparison/Constituency/Compactness Output – Reports/Maps/Internet
Data – ESRI Shape Files Automated – Files used to run automated redistricting Calculations – Temporary copy of the DB used during Calculations Geocoded Voters - Voter Files Incumbents – Geocoded Location of Voters Merge – Temporary copy of the DB used during Dissaggregation Statewide – Completed Database file Styles – Labeling Styles Thematic Maps – Arcview Layer Files containing Thematic demographics 2000 Plans – 2000 Plans in autoBound format Workspaces – ESRI File Goedatabases
ABPlans – Default Workspace for autoBound Active Matrix – Custom Active Matrix for plan type Coalition.gdb – Coalition Manager Files Congressional Plans (User Created Plan Type)
A PA Test Plan (User Created Plan)
House Plans (User Created Plan Type) Incumbents – Folder where incumbents for this plan type are stored Senate Plans (User Created Plan Type)
Program Program Files (x86) on 64 bit systems Program Files on 32 bit systems Contains the autobound software Analysis – ESRI Layer Templates for View Manager Georules – Geocoding Rules Google – Template files for plan output to the Internet Graphics – Graphics used in Map production (Flags etc.) Layerbackup – Plan Templates, Map Layers for plans Reports – report templates in Crystal format RES – Icons used by autobound Support – Additional Graphics used by the software Themes – System and user created map themes used for redistricting Upgrades – Upgrades to the software downloaded by the autobound administrator.
You may need to disable these products beforehand. Some Antivirus and Spamware products prevent edits to the registry.com If you are running autoBound on Windows Vista or Windows 7. then you must be logged in as an administrator AND run all programs listed on this page as Administrator by right-hand clicking on the application and selecting run as administrator autoBound installer will attempt to register itself to the Windows Register.Installation Download autoBound from Citygategis. Run the Executable using the password provided to you and follow the instructions After the completion of the installation run the Autobound 9 Administrator from your desktop Click Yes to Register the Extension with Arcview .
If prompted to register with Arcview. Click Ok. If you do not have a serial number then your data set will be limited to the State of Indiana. a password is not required unless you set it in the Configure my Autobound Installation menu. then you can set passwords for the Autobound Administrator and register with Citygate’s Redistricting USA website for sharing plans. Click “Get Google Map Key” button to start the process If you plan to use autobound in a standalone mode. A Green Check indicates the task has been completed. Enter the Installation Key provided to you by Citygate. A yellow triangle indicates that portion of configuration has not been completed. the software does not enforce any permission settings If you have selected multi-user environment. Select Configure my autobound installation. . If this is the first time you are running it. then select the top option in the “How autobound is used menu”. select Yes. then right hand click and run as Administrator.Configuration Run the Desktop Administrator from your desktop. select the bottom option In single user mode. Otherwise. If you plan to share your plans with others using Google maps then you will need a Google key for your website.
Incumbents files are point shape files containing the location of the incumbents.Configuration Select “Setup defaults for my State Select your state Enter your Agency Name. Voting Districts and Blocks Select the folder used to store the Census and other data The Configure Workspace tab allows you to create the areas to store plans Choose the Master Workspace Folder. Plan types can also include incumbent files. Including additional information such as Name. This text will appear at the bottom of your reports Select the layers used for redistricting. County. Typically. This folder will be used to store all created plans Workspaces are folders created under the Master workspace folder AB Plans is created by default You can create other workspaces by clicking the plus button The Configure Plans tab allows you to create plan type and setup and the default workspace where they are stored. Party and Picture allows the information to be displayed during redistricting Select “Setup or manage workspaces and libraries .
Continued The Configure Active Matrix Tab allows you to configure tables which display the results of the redistricting process. Spreadsheets can be saved for specific plan types or custom created. Use the add button to add fields from the table to the spreadsheet. . During redistricting various spreadsheets can be swapped in and out of plans. ○ Select the user and change their access settings using the check boxes on the right. Available fields are displayed on the left. ○ Select Allow users access to autobound If Networked environment was selected in the Configure My autobound option then you must give users access to autobound using this tool. ○ Use the Plus button to add a user.Configuration Select “Setup or manage workspaces and libraries . You can also use the spread sheet editor by clicking to perform more complex editing tasks by clicking the “Launch Workbook Designer” button. ○ Click Apply modifications to save your changes. This option allows you to have political information displayed for some redistricting sessions and Census only for others. Use the Save As button to create custom spreadsheets.
You must have the ability to FTP. You can also change the location of your master data folder from this menu. CSV. Merge files can be in Txt. Counties and State. Dbase format is preferred as the need for field renaming is removed from process. A step by step wizard allows you to perform the process The disaggregation process. if you wish to use this service. This option allows you to download the Census data for your state.Database development Select Manage my Census and Political Data to access data management tools in autoBound. For example. . Since Shape files use Dbase. Access or Dbase. from and CD/DVD or a network location. election results are available at precinct level. All disaggregation related files are stored in that folder until the process is finalized by the user . At that point the data in the Statewide folder is updated with the disaggregated data. you can request the file on CD or make other arrangements to receive the file. Currently 2000 Census with 2009 population projections are available through this site. You can directly download files from Citygate. Select Load Census Data for My State to install 2010 Census Data. This tool will disaggregate them to blocks then aggregate them to CCD. If FTP is not available to you. Merge My Political Data provides access to disaggregation tools This option allows you to merge and disaggregate Election results or any other data collected at one geographic level in order to make the data available at all levels. Places. creates a folder called merge in the Master Data folder.
Although the software manages NULL values. you should insure that your political data does contain NULL values. Add block results and compare with precinct Numbers If different. your political data should only contain numerical data – String data can not be disaggregated When disaggregating.Database development Disaggregation of Election Results Sample Precinct 2000 Voting Age Persons 800 900 =8 =9 33 1 20 0 16 19 44 22 85 • • • • • • 1% of the population After Disaggregation. Add/Remove difference to block with the largest population If results in a negative number then remove from 2 blocks with the largest populations Can set population Thresholds for Disaggregation When disaggregating. At times the create difficulty during disaggregation .
click Next to select the field used for disaggregation. typically population or voting age population Click Go to begin the process. You may finalize your merge after the process has been completed or review the results in the merge folder before proceeding . Adding 15 fields to the State of Indiana required approximately 20 minutes. Duplicate field names are not allowed.Database development Select the file containing the election results or data that you wish to merge If the data is not based on precincts then select the bottom radio box and the appropriate layer once the layer list is displayed Click Next to preview your data Click Next to review the Census data layer which will be used for matching Verify that matching fields exist in the two datasets Click next to identify columns for matching The left box will contain the columns from the political data The right box will contain the columns from your Census Data The Administrator checks for duplicate field names between your existing Census data and the political data. Click Next to begin the matching process Any errors or unmatched features will be listed in an error log After reviewing the results.
Database development Select Geocode Voter Files to import your voter database. Shape files use Dbase. you must be certain that the base geography used matches to Census The process.g. Click Next to select the fields used for the import process. Excel and Txt are supported. 123 Main St. Select the field containing the address Select the field containing the Zip code Select the field used for summarization. If you have previously used this file. then aggregates them to other geographic levels. stored in a single field. the information selected in your last session will be displayed. Select the file to be geocoded Click Next to review your data Identify the fields containing the Address and Zip code. Dbase. if possible convert you file to Dbase format. This option allows you to geocode voter files then aggregate and merge them to your data Voter files can be a database file or have already been geocoded If already geocoded. Identify the fields containing political or demographic data your interested in. The address must be in a complete form e. However. MS Access. By using Dbase field name changes during the process will not be required. summarizes the points at block level. If using a database. Click Next and select the resulting file name then Click Go to process .
. .Database development Aggregation of Registered Voters Party = D Gender = F . Block 101 • Geocode to Census Lines (if needed) • Summarize by Selected Field(s) • First 1000 records are scanned to identify possible options in the summary field • Aggregate at block level • Aggregate to other levels Block 101 6 5 1 8 4 .
Selecting a field will display its type and state totals at the top You can view the database by selecting Preview database Commands can be stacked in the SQL command area. be sure to make the field wide enough to store the statewide total The optimize database option. you can either Finalize the database and update the Statewide folder or Cancel the updates and abandon your changes This tool verifies that all data needed for redistricting is loaded into your system You can select fields and verify that the totals at all geographic levels match up Any errors found will be listed in an error log and saved to DBErros. then processed in batch mode When adding a field.Database development Select Calculate or Edit my database to add. remove or calculate new fields Calculations are performed on a copy of the data which is stored in the Calculations folder Other options in the system are locked out until calculation are completed You can add. remove or calculate values in the fields in you database Fields are listed on the left. identifies fields that are less than the user defined value at the state level After all edits are made.txt in the statewide folder Errors in totals can be corrected to match the summary of the blocks Select Quality Control My Database to check you data for errors .
) You can also create your own workspace storage scheme. Democrat. You can also use the Windows Explorer to remove workspaces and their contents. The file can be empty.Configure Workspaces and Plans Configure workspaces allows you to create Folders in your system where plans can be stored The Master Workspace Folder stores all PLANS created by autoBound This folder is typically stored in a different area than your Census Data Folder By default. use the +. The Master workspace can not be simply moved to another location. Republican etc. The existence of this file will indicate to the autoBound software that the path for the plan may have been changed and the file links in the Arcview project will have to be updated. To add a new workspace. . Senate and Congressional) or by Plan Origin e. To remove a workspace use the X button. you will need to insert a file called “CopyOpt. AutoBound will automatically delete the CopyOpt. (House. (John’s Area. Workspaces must be completely empty if you wish to remove them.g.par file after it completes the update of the paths in the project. Sam’s Areas etc.g.g. autoBound creates the AB Plans workspace folder for plans to be stored in An autoBound plan is a windows folder stored in a workspace under the Master workspace folder. You can create any number of user defined workspaces Each workspace is essentially a windows folder in the master workspace folder Workspaces can be organized by Plan type e. If you wish to move a workspace after plans have been created. (Publicly Submitted. Once you create workspaces and plans.) or by individual users e.par” in every plan in the workspace.
Configure Workspaces and Plans Configure Plans allows you to create default plan types for use by your users when creating new plans in autoBound You can create an unlimited number of Plan types in autoBound Plan types can be based on the number of districts and/or incumbent files such as (House. Senate and Congressional.User created workspace (could be named anything) iowatest – User created plan NE Unicam 2000 Legislative Plan – User created plan : : Shared Plans – Special folder used by autoBound for sharing plans Incumbents – Folder used to store the Incumbent Point files Senate Plans .User created workspace (could be named anything) .User created workspace (could be named anything) House Plans . AB Plans – Default autoBound workspace Active Matrix – Area where user created active matrix files are stored Coalition. You can also define an Incumbent file for the Plan type. School Board) or based on users creating plans (Jim’s House.gdb – The File Geodatabase for the Coalition Manager Colorado – User created workspace (could be named anything) Congressional Plans . click the + Button. To create a plan type. The default number of districts and the workspace where the plan will be stored. Enter the Plan Type Name. Publicly submitted House etc.) or any other configuration required by you implementation.
Configure Workspaces and Plans Configure your Active Matrix Autobound displays the results of the redistricting process in an Excel compatible spreadsheet called the Active Matrix. The Range of cells used by autoBound is defined as the area where field names from your Census Database are used as Column Names and Rows where the district number is used as the row heading. they will be cleared by autoBound during any calculation made in the plan. Do not enter your own formulas. The Configure Active Matrix tab allows you to customize the matrix Use the fields from your database to add columns in the default matrix. If you enter a column name which is the same as a field name in the Redistricting Database. . autoBound will assume that you intent for autoBound to total the values from the field in the database under that column. when districts are added during the plan creation process You can customize the spreadsheet using the Launch Workbook Designer button In the Workbook Designer. You can then save that as the Default AutoBound Matrix or click the Save As to save it under a new name. It should be outside of the range of cells used by autoBound. will be copies to all rows. Multiple spreadsheets can be used in the same plan or be created for use in different plan types. you can open a Spreadsheet that has been customized in any of your plans. Any formulas that you create on the first row. If you wish to add your own calculations or field names.
select the user from the list. before accessing plans Your system administrator should still configure the system such that users can not access one another’s files. then set access controls from the right side of the screen. Autobound will require users to enter a user name and password. Click Apply Modifications to save your changes. Remove users using the X button. using the + Button.Allow users access to autoBound If you selected the network environment with other users in the Configure my autoBound Installation then Allow users access autoBound option will be available. Autobound can not prevent users from accessing one another’s files. Add users. After adding the user. Removing a users does not remove the plans that they may have created. You can now begin making plans in autoBound. if Autobound is not used in the process. Otherwise this menu will not be visible and no additional configuration is required. .
autoBound District Editor The autoBound District Editor is an ArcView GIS Extension The extension is installed during the program installation To activate the extension. Select Customize from the Arcview Tools menu Then turn the Autobound 9 – Redistricting Software on Autobound adds to icons to the Arcview Interface Select the “AB9 Plan Manager” button A list of your plans grouped by workspace is displayed The first group are recent plans You can sort by any column Double click on a plan name to open it Move the mouse over a plan name to see a thumbnail picture of the plan Any comments which may have been entered will also be displayed .
The autoBound Settings displays your user name. . select the plan name then click Open Selected Plan or double click on the plan name. the Path to the Master Workspace.autoBound District Editor Plan Management Tab allows Open an existing plan Create a New Plan Copy a Plan Delete a Plan Close a plan Under the Plan Utilities Tab Access to the plan can be given to other users (This option is only available if networked option was selected in the AutoBound Administrator) Comments can also be added or edited for any selected plan The Reports Tab allows you to run any existing reports for a selected plan without opening the plan. your Census data folder and the number of plans in the system To open a plan.
Windows rules for naming folders applies. e. spaces are okay \ is not! Enter comments for the plan By default.autoBound District Editor To Create a plan. You can modify any of the default options by clicking the More Options arrow . These can be stored in the program folder under the “Themes” folder Enter the Plan name – Plan names can essentially folder names.g. select “Create a New Plan” from the Plan Management Tab Select the Plan Type – Plan types available are configured in the administrator You can use another plan of the same type as a template for creating this plan You can import a plan and use it to create a new plan Or create an empty plan Autobound allows you to create your own color and labeling schemes. add the incumbent file is one is assigned and load the default matrix. autoBound will store the plan in the designated are for the plan type.
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water.autoBound District Editor Autobound automatically organizes the Arcview Table of contents by grouping layers under Transportation. Redistricting Layers and Plan Boundary Redistricting Layers contains Census geography. edit the layers in the Themes folder in the autoBound program folder. .gdb The Plan Boundary File Geodatabase is stored in the Plan folder under the selected workspace in the Master Workspace folder Autobound has predefined scale dependent display ranges set for most layers used in the redistricting process. You can change these settings using the Arcview Properties window To make these changes permanent for all new plans. This layer is stored in an ESRI File Geodatabase called AB9PLAN. population and any political data which you may have added The Census Data layer group contains layers from your Master data folder. These files are in ESRI Shape file Format Plan Boundary contains the plan boundary shapes.
You can set the Active Layer by clicking the Layer name or selecting the Select Layer option Zoom to District – zooms to the extent of the Current District and highlights the district with a red boundary. You can set the Target District by clicking the district number. Click in the map to assign an area. selecting the Set Target option or using the Ctrl key in combination with Assign Area or Select Area options and clicking into a district Active layer is the Census layer from which geographies are selected.autoBound District Editor All autoBound tools are available in the docked menu Tools are grouped by type Current District is the Target district to which selected areas are assigned. drag a box to assign any geographies that intersect the box or use the Alt key combination to draw a “lasso”. Use the Clear selection to clear the red highlight Assign Area – Assigns from the Active Layer to the Current District. ESC to Cancel . Double mouse click to end.
you can use the Shift key combination to add or remove from your selected set Assign Selected.autoBound District Editor Select Area allows you to select the areas to be assigned then use the Assign Selected button to assign them. . You must insure that the layer is already projected to: Geographic Coordinate System: GCS_North_American_1983 Datum: D_North_American_1983 Prime Meridian: Greenwich Angular Unit: Degree Not doing so. When using this tool. When adding a non-Census Layer to autoBound. assigns all selected features to the Current Target District Select using overlay allows you to use another polygon (or Area) layer for selection of feature from your Active Layer. A Slider bar allows you to adjust precision by which selections are made. will result in errors in the redistricting layer. For Example. you can use city boundaries to select the VTDs Use the Select Overlay layer option to select which layer will be used.
It also clears any graphics displayed on the screen such as highlighted districts Select district. the system automatically removes backups older than the last 3 sessions To permanently keep a backup. Click the command in the list to view the thumbnail preview of the step Double click the command or Click Preview on map to display the history over the existing districts with a red boundary highlight. This process generates a new history backup With the exception of the starting and ending points for each previous day. You can roll back to any previous step in the history of the plan. Clear selection removes the highlighted boundaries Click Retrieve to roll back the plan to the selected history. reverses the last edit made to the districts History displays a calendar with the previously executed commands. clears the currently selected geographies. you wish to review. To remove a backup click Remove .autoBound District Editor Clear selection. Use the Shift key to select the beginning and ending of the dates on the calendar. Undo. selects the geographic from the active layer that are entirely within the Current District. select the backup and click Keep Permanently.
Checking the Share with others checkbox will make the snap shot available to other plans through the import plan option. Snap shots are not removed by the system . Snap shot of the screen.autoBound District Editor Backups are stored in a folder called Plan Backups in the plan folder Within each backup folder. a copy of the Active Matrix and a text file containing the command which initiated the creation of the backup the username and time Each backup history file is a complete copy of the autoBound Plan database Save snapshot allows a copy of the redistricting database to be saved as a history snap shot. commands are organized in sequentially numbered folders containing a copy of the plan File Geodatabase.
The target district must be empty Switch allows two selected districts to be swapped Merge allows multiple districts to be merged into a single district. removes the selected district from the plan and renumber the remaining districts The Save and Load options allow a text file to be created where all district numbers can be resequenced Erase.autoBound District Editor The District Manager tool allows the configuration of multiple districts to be changed at one time Add allows the total number of districts in the plan to be increased Remove. clears the boundaries of the selected districts Rename allows the selected district to be renamed to another district. The last district selected will be the one merged to Lock will allow the selected districts to be locked from edit Unlock will unlock selected districts Changes in the District Manager can be undone using Undo or History .
selects the active layer from which geographies are selected Select Overlay Layer. e. works with the Select Using Overlay tool and identified the layer used as the selection template Label options allow you to label Census geographies with attributes. sets the district to which selected geography will be assigned Select Layer. The option also allows conditional labeling of the districts.autoBound District Editor Set Target. Red text when deviations are not met Select the fields which will be used for labeling then click the + button The attributes will be stacked in the order which you select them You can change the text color using the Color button Saving the labeling style will make the style available to other users To label districts. resets the district colors .g. select Plan Boundary from the Left Tab You can create conditions using the tools provided Conditions can result in text displayed in different colors or with symbols Reset colors.
but not removed Demographic categories layers are created based on US wide layers.autoBound District Editor The View Manager allows map layers to be added or removed from your plan Layers are grouped by type Analysis group allows access to layers which are created during analysis performed by you. The Census Data layers can be turned on or off . Arcview 9. They are stored in the autobound program folder under Layerbackups>Thematic Maps Access to ESRI and Microsoft Bing online layers is also provided here.1 or later is required for Microsoft Bing layers . You can customize these | layers using Arcview. If the analysis has not been performed the layer will not be available.3. The color scheme my not work for your specific area.
autoBound District Editor – Analysis tools Display Statistics will display a window which allows values from the Census database and your political data to be displayed. You can select the layers to be checked. identifies areas in the plan where geographies have been split. . For this feature to work. A report is generated after the analysis has been completed. the Analysis Field must also exist in the Active Matrix with a Target Value Check plan for Errors allows you to find Unassigned and discontiguous area in the plan. to display the error Identify splits. When the Select Area tool is used the totals for the selected features is updated in the Statistics window Use the select fields button to select field for display Click the check box next to the field to display the field in the bar graph The Bar Graph can display summary for the selected geographies or create a bar graph for each selected geography The Analysis field compares the totals for selected geographies to the target value and identifies the number of districts which could fit in the selected area. Click Start to begin the review process Double click on the error list or click Zoom to.
if you have made a great deal of block level edits. reconsolidates Census geographies making up a district to the highest level possible. Perform a detailed calculation. an external shape file or the plan itself at an earlier stage and identify differences The areas of difference will be highlighted with red X’s A report outlining the differing geographies will also be displayed Core constituency. there by reducing the plan size and improving performance Compare plans.autoBound District Editor – Analysis tools Recalculate Plan. recomputes the totals for the districts and updates the Active Matrix. allows you to compare the current plan with Other plans in the workspace. allows you to compare the current plan with Other plans in the workspace. an external shape file or the plan itself at an earlier stage and identify areas that are the same This report allows a member to identify how much of his district has remained the same and which district the new portions of his district came from A report outlining the information will also be displayed . Detail calculation.
provides access to compactness analysis tools within autoBound.autoBound District Editor – Analysis tools Compactness. An internet connection is required. Click into the map to display street views for the selected area. This option is primarily designed to support identification of new polling locations. . 5 of the most common methods for calculation of compactness are included Additionally. users can choose to create their own compactness measurement using the custom option Street view provides access to Microsoft Bing and Google Street views.
Use the Coalition manager tool to Create.g. View areas allows you to select an area and view information from the Coalition Manager Database . Add or Remove Coalition databases Edit area allows you to select areas from the Active Layer and mark them as Keep/Add Area to District or Can Remove Area If an incumbent file exists. House.autoBound District Editor – Coalition Builder The Coalition Builder tools is designed to allow comments from member to be captured and used during redistricting Members can identify areas in their plans that of interest for either keeping or removing during this process Selections are limited to Census geographies The Coalition Manager database is shared between users with access to your workspaces Multiple Coalition Builder databases can be created. Areas not Okay to remove are highlighted in Red X’s. Senate. the software will automatically load information regarding each district. Areas okay to remove will be highlighted in Green O’s. you can manually fill in the form. Congressional etc. e. Delete. Otherwise.
FTP is the file transfer protocol used. provide login and address information AutoBound will generate several HTML files along with a Google Maps mashup ready for placing on the Internet If you have registered on redistrictingusa. Your Firewall must allow FTP file transfer. a copy of the report is saved in the Plan folder. They can not be edited Select the Active Matrix columns you wish to include Select an output folder where the html files are to be created If you wish for autobound to automatically upload to a server. These copies can be quickly accessed through the Run Existing Reports Tab You can make plans available for viewing using Broadcast to Internet option Plans shared this way are only available for viewing.com. you can upload plans and make them available to the public using this site. increases the text size in the map and Matrix . But is required if you wish to customize or create your own reports Each time a report is run.autoBound District Editor – Reports and Output Run reports provides access to redistricting reports The Crystal Portion of Arcview must be installed for the Reports to function Crystal Reports is not required to run reports. Presentation mode.
When shape files are imported. Export Plan allows you to export the plan as a Shape file or a Block Equivalency text or dbf file. Import plan allows you to import plans from Block Equivalency files in Text or DBF format. autobound Exchange format or ESRI shape file. Areas of where autoBound could not determine an accurate import. will be highlighted on the map after the import is complete. Autobound Exchange format will only export the boundary. you can specify the accuracy of the match in the geographies. You can also export plans in autoBound Exchange format. if you do not wish for them to see any of your analysis data. Backup plan creates a backup zip file of the entire plan.autoBound District Editor – Data Exchange Export spreadsheet allows you to export the Active Matrix to several formats including HTML and Excel. It is suitable for sending copies of your plan to other Caucuses. .
autoBound District Editor – Utilities Label Field has been replaced with Label Options in the Edit Tools Tab None Political. remove references to party registration from the incumbent file Automated Redistricting allows autoBound to create automated plans based on Random or Incumbent starting locations Options allows you to turn Pop up error messages on or off Show detailed log. displays the system log as commands are processed .
pastes the copied cells in the Active Matrix Toggle Assist – Hides and shows the autoBound Assist tool Insert Columns allows you to add new columns to the Active Matrix containing values from Census or you political data. Autobound will assume the column to be a database field to be calculated if they are named as such .autoBound District Editor – Active Matrix Print Active Matrix allows you to print the spreadsheet Print preview provides access to a preview of the pages before printing Page setup allows access to parameters used to control the printing of the spreadsheet Save Matrix allows the saving of different version of the Active Matrix in your plan. User defined columns can also be added. User defined columns should not be named after data fields in your Census or political data. copies the selected cells in the Active Matrix Paste selected. It also allows the file to be loaded as a graphic in the layout Copy selected. Saved versions can be loaded from the Active Matrix Combo box in the Assist tool Save as BMP allows the matrix to be saved as a Window bitmap file.
Italic. Color.autoBound District Editor – Active Matrix Remove column will remove the selected columns. Decimal places along with other settings for the selected cells can be modified Bold. Font. . If you remove all columns from a sheet. based on a numerical threshold Cell Properties provides access to the Cell formatting menu. 100% set the zoom level for the Active Matrix. you must then remove the sheet Conditional format allows coloring of values in the Active Matrix. Align Left/Center/Right allow formatting of the selected cells Zoom in 25%. Out 25%. Underline.
Clicking the District with the largest deviation in the assist tool will set it as the current district. A recompute will be required The Dynamic Checkbox.autoBound District Editor – Assist tool The autoBound Assist tool identifies the district with the highest deviation and the 2 districts making up the plan deviation. Double clicking will zoom to the district The Locate Adjacent Suitable district will identify neighboring district that can help correct the deviation in the Current District An arrow will display their location on the map Find Features Based on Selected District button will located geographies from the Active layer along the boundary which will correct the deviation. Active Matrix Combo box will load other spreasheets into the Active Matrix. reduces the Active Matrix to the districts currently visible on the map .