We'd mentioned this feature in an earlier diary about Missouri and Nebraska, but now we're rolling the Google Maps Overlay to all the states that have completed redistricting thus far.
As we've said before, different states provide very different amounts of information regarding redistricting, often releasing clunky PDF maps or inaccessible shapefiles. The "good" states have released KMLs that can be popped into Google Earth, but there's no reason this shouldn't be available for all states. Eventually, this will get built into a national map, but in the meantime, we're doing it state-by-state.
Now, in any state with a new map, you can zoom to view Congressional districts at street level - just follow the link for the desired state. Each overlay takes a few seconds to load (depending on connection speed), so be patient. If the map doesn't move after 60 seconds or so, refresh the map page.
Note that Texas is broken into two states due to size limitations. Texas North includes West Texas, the Metroplex, and parts of Austin. Texas South includes the Rio Grande Valley, Houston, San Antonio, and parts of Austin.
Mon Dec 19, 2011 at 8:12 PM PT: Replaced the old Ohio map with HB369, the Faustian Ohio map.
Sun Dec 25, 2011 at 10:51 AM PT: For those of you who had the misfortune of travelling through New Jersey for the holidays, you can now check out the map passed by the NJRC. Happy holidays!
Tue Dec 27, 2011 at 7:39 AM PT: Updated the Pennsylvania map with the slight adjustments made immediately before passage. Four census blocks (of 421,545) were moved.
Wed Dec 28, 2011 at 7:44 PM PT: Added the Washington commission's draft map.
Tue Jan 10, 2012 at 7:29 PM PT: Added the Arizona "tentative final" map. (Several additions, including NM and the at-large states, were added earlier.) Also added is gray shading for plans that are either not final or still subject to judicial intervention.
Wed Jan 11, 2012 at 11:20 PM PT: Added the TN proposed map.