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1 Seminar on New Technologies in Population and Housing Censuses: Country experiences Yacob Zewoldi United Nations Statistics Division Side event of the 42 nd session of the Statistical Commission 24 February 2011, New York

2 Report on the Results of a Survey on Census Methods used by Countries in the 2010 Census Round.. 28 questions on: cartography; methods of enumeration; census evaluation; data processing; data dissemination; and others. 138 out of 233 (59%)countries or areas completed the questionnaires in

3 102 countries or areas reported employing GPS/GIS technology for the purpose of demarcating enumeration areas, development of maps, and monitoring census field operations. About 80% of the developing countries that responded indicated using this technology. Mapping in censuses.

4 Mapping in censuses contd Digitized maps are increasingly being used in both developed and developing countries/areas. 109 out of 122 countries or areas (almost 90%) use digitized maps. In particular, 86% of African countries or areas, as well as all countries or areas in Latin America and the Caribbean that responded to the Survey reported the use of GPS/GIS technology for census mapping.

5 Enumeration. More than 30 countries/areas are providing or experimenting with an option for Internet-based self- enumeration. PDA technology is used for data capture in 13 countries or areas, mainly in Latin America and the Caribbean, mostly in combination with other methods

6 Dt 67 indicated using optical data capture (OMR, OCR,ICR) methods out of 136 responding countries or areas. Among these, optical data capture is used as a sole method in 29 countries while in the remaining 38 countries it is used in combination with other methods. Data capture.

7 Dissemination. Almost all countries/areas (132/138) use a combination of print and electronic media for dissemination. 5 developed countries indicated that they ceased disseminate via print publications Most commonly used electronic media of dissemination include: Statistic web pages (95%) countries/areas; CD-ROM/DVD (80%) countries/areas Over 70 (50%) countries use online databases and GIS web-based mapping tools

8 Assistance required in new technologies A total of 64 countries or areas required assistance on new technologies Assistance required on scanning for data capture, GPS/GIS, use of hand-held mobile technology, using telephones for monitoring and control of field operations, etc.

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