Like the state and federal governments, the Albuquerque city council revises its districts every ten years following the federal census. The work of the Albuquerque Redistricting Committee can be followed on their web site, where they publish a meeting schedule, agendas, minutes and recordings of meetings, and other material.
Among the important other material are five ‘concept maps’ produced to help spark discussion of possible approaches to redistricting and labeled A, B, C, D, and E. The maps are informative, but since they are published as PDFs, it is challenging to compare them in detail. The group Fair Albuquerque Redistricting (FAR) has created an interactive web map to make it a little easier to compare the concept maps and to relate them to other information. The map is embedded below; it can also be viewed directly by clicking here.
You will need to click on the icon for Maps & Tools, the top-most icon on the right side of the map; you can then explore the map by turning layers on and off. You can also choose a base map (Open Street Map, Wikimedia, Bing Aerial), or no base map, using the bottom-most icon.
Current and proposed (maps A through E) districts can be identified by showing (a) district lines, (b) color, or (c) both. One way to compare plans is to show the lines for one plan with the colors for the other. Or you can select the boundary-line layers for several maps, to superimpose them. (Turning off the base map can help.)