Computer-Generated Electoral Districts Redux
Another web page dedicated to generating electoral district boundaries through a computer algorithm as a way to prevent gerrymandering — in this case, the algorithm looks for the “shortest splitline,” which in itself does not take into account any intervening geographic features. The presumption is that this method is fairer and more democratic, which I think is a little naive. But it’s an interesting approach. Via MetaFilter.
Previously: Computer-Generated Electoral Districts.