# A CONTINUOUS TRANSFORMATION USEFUL FOR DISTRICTING

@article{Tobler1973ACT, title={A CONTINUOUS TRANSFORMATION USEFUL FOR DISTRICTING}, author={Waldo Tobler}, journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences}, year={1973}, volume={219} }

Suppose that one could stretch a geographical map so that areas containing many people would appear large, and areas containing few people would appear small. On a rubber map, for example, every person might be represented by an inked dot. We now imagine the rubber sheet to be stretched so that all the dots are at an equal distance from each other (see Ruston'). If such a map could be constructed, then all perfect political districts should be the same size, for they should contain equal…

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