UN 2009 Handbook on Geospatial Infrastructure in Support of Census


of 273

Please download to get full document.

View again

All materials on our website are shared by users. If you have any questions about copyright issues, please report us to resolve them. We are always happy to assist you.
UN 2009 Handbook on Geospatial Infrastructure in Support of Census
   S  o c i   al   Af  f   ai  r  s  E c o n o m i c & UnitedNations H ANDBOOK   ON  G EOSPATIAL I NFRASTRUCTURE   IN S UPPORT   OF  C ENSUS A CTIVITIES  Department o Economic and Social Aairs Statistics Division Handbook onGeospatial Infrastructurein Support of CensusActivities United NationsNew York, 2009 asdf ST/ESA/STAT/SER.F/103 Studies in Methods Series F No. 103  ST/ESA/STAT/SER.F/103UNITED NATIONS PUBLICATIONSales No. E.09.XVIII.8ISBN: 978-92-1-161527-2Copyright  United Nations, 2009All rights reservedPrinted in United Nations, New York  Department o Economic and Social Aairs he Department o Economic and Social Aairs o the United Nations Secretariat isa vital interace between global policies in the economic, social and environmentalspheres and national action. he Department works in three main interlinked areas:(i) it compiles, generates and analyses a wide range o economic, social and environ-mental data and inormation on which States Members o the United Nations draw to review common problems and to take stock o policy options; (ii) it acilitates thenegotiations o Member States in many intergovernmental bodies on joint courses o action to address ongoing or emerging global challenges; and (iii) it advises interestedGovernments on the ways and means o translating policy rameworks developed inUnited Nations conerences and summits into programmes at the country level and,through technical assistance, helps build national capacities. Note he designations used and the presentation o material in this publication do notimply the expression o any opinion whatsoever on the part o the Secretariat o theUnited Nations concerning the legal status o any country, territory, city or area, or o its authorities, or concerning the delimitation o its rontiers or boundaries.Te term “country” as used in this publication also reers, as appropriate, to ter-ritories or areas.Te designations “developed regions” and “developing regions” are intendedor statistical convenience and do not necessarily express a judgment about the stagereached by a particular country or area in the development process.Symbols o United Nations documents are composed o capital letters combinedwith gures. Mention o such a symbol indicates a reerence to a United Nations docu-ment.    iii Preace he United Nations published the Handbook on Geographic Inormation Systems and Digital Mapping  or use during the 2000 round o population and housing censuses.he 2000 Handbook has provided useul guidance in the ield o census cartography. Itneeds updating and reviewing, however, to take into account recent developments ingeospatial technologies and their applications or statistical exercises, in particular orpopulation and housing censuses.For the 2010 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses, the Sta-tistical Commission, at its thirty-sixth session, requested that the United Nations Sta-tistics Division proceed with its work on the revision and update o Principles andRecommendations or Population and Housing Censuses. he Commission requestedthat the Statistics Division address some related speciic issues, including the applica-tion o geographic inormation systems (GIS) in both the collection and disseminationo data. hese developments have been relected in the Principles and Recommenda-tions or Population and Housing Censuses, Revision 2 , which were adopted by the Sta-tistical Commission in March 2007.Subsequent to the adoption o the Principles and Recommendations, Revision 2 ,the United Nations Statistics Division initiated a series o activities to promote andsupport the 2010 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses and review the 2000 Handbook , taking into account recent geospatial technological advances. InMay 2007, the Statistics Division organized an expert group meeting in New York oncontemporary practices in census-mapping and the use o geographical inormationsystems. he meeting was held to provide input into the revision o the 2000 Hand-book . he Statistics Division also conducted, in the ourth quarter o 2007 and early in2008, ive workshops on the use o geospatial technologies in census-mapping opera-tions. wo workshops were held in Arica or English-speaking and French-speakingcountries, respectively, while one workshop each was held or the Asian, Caribbeanand Paciic island regions. he Statistics Division hired a consultant, David Rain, toassist in the preparation o the drat revised Handbook . In April 2008, a second expertgroup meeting was organized in New York to review the drat revised Handbook .he newly revised and renamed Handbook on Geospatial Inrastructure in Sup- port o Census Activities relects the recommendations o the expert group meetingsand regional workshops on GIS and census-mapping. hose bodies emphasized theneed or countries to approach the use o census geography programmes as a continu-ous process rather than merely a sequence o mapping and dissemination operations.It was emphasized that the Handbook should demonstrate how the use and applicationo contemporary geospatial technologies and geographical databases are beneicial atall the stages o the population and housing census process. For instance, the Hand-book should show how those technologies improve eiciency in the preparatory, enu-meration, processing and dissemination phases o the census.In this regard, it is important that the Handbook put into the hands o censusplanners and related personnel a technical guide on the contemporary methods, toolsand best practices that would enable them to better articulate their needs and dealwith census-mapping operations more eiciently. In short, the Handbook covers both
Related Search
Similar documents
View more...
We Need Your Support
Thank you for visiting our website and your interest in our free products and services. We are nonprofit website to share and download documents. To the running of this website, we need your help to support us.

Thanks to everyone for your continued support.

No, Thanks