Title GIS and the 2020 Census
Subtitle Modernizing Official Statistics
Author Amor Laaribi, Linda Peters
ISBN 9781589485044
List price USD 49.99
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 264
Book size 204 X 254 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Esri Press (Eurospan Group)
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Census workers need to capture and analyze information at the finest geographic level with mobile and geospatial-based technology.

GIS and the 2020 Census: Modernizing Official Statistics provides statistical organizations with the most recent GIS methodologies and technological tools to support census workers’ needs at all the stages of a census. Learn how to plan and carry out census work with GIS using new technologies for field data collection and operations management. After planning and collecting data, apply innovative solutions for performing statistical analysis, data integration and dissemination. Additional topics cover cloud computing, big data, location as a Service (LaaS), and emerging data sources.

While GIS and the 2020 Census focuses on using GIS and other geospatial technology in support of census planning and operations, it also offers guidelines for building a statistical-geospatial information infrastructure in support of the 2020 Round of Censuses, evidence-based decision-making, and sustainable development. Case studies illustrate concepts in practice.




Contributions and acknowledgments


Chapter 1: Introduction • Rationale, scope, and purpose • Importance of the integration of statistical and geospatial data

Chapter 2: The role of GIS in census • Planning the census process with GIS • Needs assessment • Success factors • What is the GSGF? • The GSGF principles—goals and objectives • Considerations for rapid changes in technology • Esri World Population Estimate

Chapter 3: Changing technology • Five key trends in GIS • Other key trends

Chapter 4: Establishing the foundation—the geodatabase • What is a geodatabase? • Spatial data structures • Spatial data models • Geospatial database design • Database modeling • Defining census geography • Enumeration areas • Geographic coding • Case study: Albania

Chapter 5: Imagery • Introduction • Key imagery use cases for national census programs • Support for key enumeration business processes • Image-processing techniques that support the enumeration process • Imagery characteristics important for NSOs • Sources of imagery content for national imagery programs • Implementation • Case study: Portugal

Chapter 6: Planning your work with GIS • EA delineation process • Maps and sources required • Conversion of existing data (analog/digital) • Use of imagery in updating EAs • Data quality and metadata • Creating map services and mobile map packages in support of census operations • Use of GIS for optimizing the site placement of field offices • Use of GIS for optimizing capital and asset distribution • EA optimization • Case study: Republic of the Philippines

Chapter 7: Use of geospatial tools during enumeration • Fieldwork benefits of using GIS/GPS and imagery • Field data collection • Case study: Jordan • Field operations management • Optimizing workloads • Optimizing routes • Monitoring the progress of census operations • Project management oversight and identifying trouble spots • US Census: Mobilizing field operations • Case study: Arab Republic of Egypt

Chapter 8: Post-enumeration—processing • Updating and verifying changes to the database • Aggregation • Database archiving and maintenance • Open platform and system interoperability • Case study: Ireland

Chapter 9: Post-enumeration—dissemination and analysis • Dissemination strategies • Level of data release (geographic) • GIS role in creating products for dissemination • Case study: Nepal • Case study: Canada

Chapter 10: Marketing geographic products and data • Marketing communication plans • 2020 US Census—future data dissemination and integrated communication plan

Chapter 11: Contemporary ideas • ArcGIS® Hub • Smarter maps • Spatial analysis • GeoAI • Geoblockchain


Appendix: Acronyms


About the Authors:

Amor Laaribi has a PhD in Geomatics Sciences and over 30 years of experience in geospatial information for decision-making and development. He joined the United Nations Statistics Division in 2000 to define and plan the priorities of the Division in geospatial information and to promote its use with census mapping in developing countries. He contributed to the foundation of the UN Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) and acted as secretary of the UN Expert Group on the Integration of Statistical and Geospatial Information since its inception. He also acted as the secretary of UN Regional Cartographic Conferences and the UN Group of Experts on Geographical Names. Prior to the UN, he worked for 10 years as a senior engineer in Applied Numerical Analysis, conducted a 4-year pioneering PhD research on GIS and Multi-criteria Analysis for Spatial Decision Support Systems, and acted for 5 years as Advisor to the Tunisian Minister of Economic Development for their national geospatial information strategy (GEONAT).

Linda Peters has a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and over 20 years’ experience in the geospatial industry. In her 14 years at Esri, she has consulted with companies across many industries helping them achieve greater efficiencies through spatial and location analysis. She today works with National Statistical offices across the globe, helping them understand how to apply geographic methods and analysis to census and statistical activities. In 2014, she wrote Esri’s Massive Open Online Curriculum (MOOC) “The Location Advantage,” to teach how to apply geospatial technology to business.

Target Audience:

The book is specifically intended to provide an up-to-date reference and guide for using geospatial methodologies and techniques to support census and statistical operations. A comprehensive user-oriented guide, the book addresses the needs of census geographers, planners, and managers at all the stages of a census and caters to the needs of the various users of statistical and geospatial products and services.


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