Hi Esri Redistricting Team,
With the first batch of 2020 Census Legacy Format Summary files being released tomorrow and the complete redistricting data toolkit being released sometime before September 30, 2021, when can we reasonably expect the data to be available within the Esri Redistricting Solution? I need to manage expectations at our county and do my best to provide a ballpark timeframe on when we can start using the software for the redistricting process. Any information would be helpful to that end.
Thanks and all the best,
For those interested, below is the emailed response I received from Esri:
"Thanks for reaching out… We will soon be processing and compiling the 2020 Census data for release with the Esri Redistricting solution. For now, we anticipate the final release of the data and software to happen during the first half of September. With our Esri Redistricting SaaS solution, we have to coordinate the software release with the 2020 Census data release to ensure continuity in the solution. This will be seamless to our customers and please look for email communication as the release time approaches."
Thanks so much for posting this question and Esri's answer, Dave! As a "Public Account" user, I don't know whether or not I'll receive the email communication mentioned in Esri's response. I hope you will continue to post any news on this topic in this "community area," Dave. In particular, I need to know when the 2020 Census data will become available in the "Esri Redistricting Online" (SaaS) application. Thanks in adavance, Dave!
No problem, Steve. I'm happy to share any updates that I am made aware of. Better yet, hopefully, Esri will beat me to it and post that news for the community once it is available.