Representable is a free, open-source tool for creating maps for Communities of Interest (COI) — groups of individuals who share common social and economic interests, who are likely to have similar political concerns. Currently, over half of states have legal requirements to respect COIs, but before Representable, no tools existed to get COIs to mapmakers.
We work closely with organizations to gather community maps along with information about the shared interests of the community. This data can then be used by map drawers, journalists, analysts, and activists to create and evaluate proposed district maps. Our goal is to democratize public testimony, inform map drawers, and encourage map analysis. Learn more about how Representable fights gerrymandering in the Official Education Guide.
Representable is built in partnership with the Princeton Gerrymandering Project and supported by the Joyce Foundation, the Resilient Democracy Fund, and Schmidt Futures.
Enable any individual to submit maps with their community information and share them.
Deliver COI data to map drawers, using a digital format that is easy to analyze.
Support journalists and analysts with data to evaluate proposed maps.
Thought-provoking questions built based on policy and legal definitions of COIs.
Use landmarks, zoom, and navigation for an easy drawing experience.
Export as GeoJSON or PDF file. Our data is interoperable with other mapping softwares.
Kyle Barnes • Executive Director
Michaela Daniel • Director of Outreach and Partnerships
Olivia Kusio • Head of Design
Anna Eaton • Head of Engineering
Kai Tsurumaki • Media and Communications Coordinator
Representable began in February 2019 as a final project for the Princeton course COS333: Advanced Programming Techniques.
Somya Arora • Engineering, Full-Stack
Kyle Barnes • Engineering, Mapping
Preeti Iyer • Outreach, Content, Engineering
Lauren Johnston • Engineering, Full-Stack
Theodor Marcu • Engineering, Product