For over 17 years, Citygate has been providing nonpartisan consulting and software tools which set the standards in redistricting. AutoBound Desktop is the leading desktop solution for legislative and congressional redistricting, and is simply the easiest and most efficient tool for creating legislative boundaries.

Redistricting Services

Citygate’s redistricting services include:

  • Database Development
  • Census Phase 1 & 2 Support
  • Plan Creation
  • Public Meetings
  • Redistricting Training
  • Onsite Support
  • Demographic Analysis
  • Voter File Geocoding
  • Election Results Database
  • Map and Report Production
  • Expert Witness Services
  • Custom Software Development

Given the usually sensitive nature of redistricting, and the interest by the media, Citygate personnel have developed significant past experience with the members of the media. The Citygate has worked with and given interviews concerning redistricting to news organizations such as CNN, the Wall Street Journal, the Idaho Statesman and the Providence Journal.

Citygate personnel have also participated in public hearings or other presentations concerning redistricting plans. Citygate has also worked with community groups and other stakeholders to insure participation by the public.

Please contact us for additional information regarding our redistricting support services and capabilities.

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 and 2010 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 tool 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 online access to all Census Redistricting data for the US


Export a redistricting plan to Google Earth (video)

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

Past Redistricting Clients

City of Austin Independent Citizen Redistricting Commission meeting
Support for the City of Austin Independent Citizen Redistricting Commission


  • 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 Jersey
  • State of New Mexico
  • State of New York
  • 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 Dakota
  • State of Tennessee
  • State of Virginia
  • State of Utah
  • State of Washington
  • State of Wisconsin

Local Government

  • City of Austin, TX
  • City of Indianapolis, IN
  • Baltimore County, MD
  • City of Richmond, VA
  • Prince William County, VA
  • Fairfax County, VA
  • Haverford Township, PA
  • City of New Port, RI
  • Lincoln, RI
  • King County, WA
  • Adams County, CO
  • Riverside County, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Wayne County, MI