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Handbook on Geospatial Infrastructure in Support of Census Activities

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The newly revised and renamed Handbook reflects the recommendations of the expert group meetings and regional workshops on geographic information systems (GIS) and census-mapping. It covers both managerial and operational needs in considerable detail. The Handbook addresses organizational and institutional issues that concern statistical agency heads and other managers; and it explicitly addresses technical and practical issues that concern census cartographers and takers. It also contains some examples of country practices in the application of GIS, global positioning systems (GPS) and digital mapping used in censuses contributed by some of these experts.

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Constructing an EA-Level database for the census

As noted in chapter II, using geospatial technology to create better data is in some ways an organizational issue, involving goal-setting and harnessing the right human resource skills. Reorganizing that the NSO around a geographic information core means embracing the relationship between a country’s geography and the various sets of information that the NSO uses and produces. The relationship between geography and databases occurs through the mechanism of coding. The first step is to link the management material described in chapter II to technical content, showing how the geographic census database becomes the focus of activities where forms of census information are stored and accessed.

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