Redistricting Software

AutoBound is the premier redistricting application developed by Citygate GIS. The first version of autoBound was released in 1994. AutoBound was the primary redistricting application used in over 30 states for creating the 2000 Congressional and Legislative districts.

AutoBound was also used by Election's Canada for country wide Federal redistricting after the Canadian Census of 2001 and 2011.

Autobound Desktop Professional is the latest version of Citygate's redistricting software and is based on ArcView 9/10 GIS software. ArcView is the world's most popular GIS product, from ESRI, the worldwide leader in providing enterprise and desktop geographic software solutions.

AutoBound is a complete network ready redistricting solution covering every aspect of redistricting from the initial database development to final plan analysis using any of 5 or user defined Compactness and Complexity Analysis tools.

AutoBound provides the following features:

  • Easy to setup, simple to learn and use
  • Advanced boundary editing tools
  • Multi-level redistricting
  • Feature level grouping and locking
  • Includes intelligent automated redistricting
  • Unlimited number of undos and set points
  • Integrated Excel compatible spread sheet tool
  • Wizard driven user interface simplifies most tasks
  • Centralized Workspace manager
  • Census Geography data import too,l imports directly from CD
  • One button Export to Google Earth
  • Intelligent contiguity analyzer
  • 5 built in and user defined compactness measurements
  • Import/Export plans to other GIS
  • Direct output to the Internet
  • Built in security features prevents unauthorized edits
  • Includes address matching/geocoding
  • Advanced mapping tools and hard copy production tools
  • Built in Professional Report writer
  • Supports user developed data sets
  • Includes over 2 Gigs of Free data

New features in AutoBound version 9:

  • ArcView/ArcGIS 9 Compatible
  • Support for new Census Geography Data
  • Support for new GIS Data formats, including Geodatabases, SDE and Oracle Spatial
  • Improved Interface
  • New Desktop Administrator
  • New Security Managment Tools
  • Improved Installation Tools
  • Support for XML output to the Internet
  • Improved Reporting
  • Enhanced Map Output functions


Export a redistricting plan to Google Earth (video)

Display a redistricting plan on the Web using Google Maps (video)

Redistricting Clients


  • US Department of Justice
  • Elections Canada
  • Government of Bermuda


  • State of Alaska
  • State of Arizona
  • State of Arkansas
  • State of Connecticut
  • State of Florida
  • State of Hawaii
  • State of Idaho
  • State of Illinois
  • State of Indiana
  • State of Michigan
  • State of Montana
  • State of Nebraska
  • State of Nevada
  • State of New Jersy
  • State of New Mexico
  • State of New Yorka
  • State of North Dakota
  • State of Ohio
  • State of Oklahoma
  • State of Oregon
  • State of Pennsylvania
  • State of Rhode Island
  • State of South Carolina
  • State of South Dakotaa
  • State of Tennessee
  • State of Virginia
  • State of Utah
  • State of Washington
  • State of Wisconsin

Local Governments

  • Baltimore County,MD
  • Richmond, VA
  • Prince William County,VA
  • Fairfax County,VA
  • Haverford Township, PA
  • New Port, RI
  • Lincoln, RI
  • King County, WA
  • Adams County, CO
  • Riverside County, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Fransisco, CA
  • Los Angles, CA
  • Wayne County, MI