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Handbook on Geographic Information Systems and Digital Mapping

  • Author: UN, DESA
  • Publication date: December 2000
  • Page count: 208
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 00.XVII.12

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The rapid recent developments in digital mapping technology and the increasing demand for geo-referenced small area population data have been the main motivation for the present handbook. The Handbook on Geographic Information Systems and Digital Mapping provides guidance on how to ensure consistency and facilitate census operations; support data collection and help monitor census activities during enumeration; and facilitate presentation, analysis and dissemination of census results. Along with an overview of geographic information systems and digital mapping, the publication discusses cost-benefit analysis of an investment in digital cartography and geographical information systems (GIS); the use of GIS during census enumeration; and describes the role of GIS and digital mapping in the post-censal phase.