The objective, numbers-based verdict is in: Council's proposed city maps are better than the current official map – but not as good as they could be. That's if you accept the characteristics of a quality map identified by the good folks at Azavea.
Azavea, the geospatial analysis firm that put together the FixPhillyDistricts citizen mapping contest, have measured how Council's two proposed maps compare to the current one, and to the winner of the contest.
Here's the takeaway:
On this week's It's Our Money podcast, we talk to FixPhillyDistrict's president Robert Cheetham about all this. We'll have that posted a little later today.