Esri Releases GIS and the 2020 Census
New Book Examines How Geospatial Technology Supports Critical Census Tasks
REDLANDS, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 1, 2019 — Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced the publication of GIS and the 2020 Census: Modernizing Official Statistics.
In preparation for the 2020 round of censuses comes a book providing statistical organizations with the most recent methodologies and technological tools to support all stages of the census. GIS and the 2020 Census supports the transformation of countries' censuses with the use of geographic information system (GIS) software and related geospatial technologies to improve data collection, analysis, and dissemination and to enable agencies to build accurate, authoritative, actionable data.
Mapping is generally recognized as one of the most crucial activities of a census. As Timothy Trainor, former chief geospatial scientist for the US Census Bureau, reminds readers in the foreword of this book, "A census provides the data that allows us to begin the determination of a cause-and-effect relationship to important questions posed by why." By this, Trainor is referring to the why of where.
GIS and the 2020 Census covers planning, enumeration and field data collection, and post-enumeration tasks: converting existing data, field operations, data processing...