The world we live in is increasingly challenged. Changes in population, over-consumption, sustainability—these are some of the things we can begin to understand with GIS and data. The 2020 Census gives us the opportunity to collect better and more accurate data that can help us with understanding. With the 2020 Census, many more countries, including the United States, are using GIS to bring together maps with rich data sources combined with powerful analytic tools to bring better understanding.
Modernizing the US Census with GIS technology
Population censuses are one of the primary sources of data for implementing policies aimed at inclusive socioeconomic development and environmental sustainability. Governments recognize the need to advance their mission with the help of digital technology and the use of GIS: a transformational technology that allows organizations to understand how location impacts their workflows and bottom line.
The US Census Bureau set a goal to modernize its entire census process and understand how to apply technology—including GIS—to better serve its mission.
The US Census used GIS technology to gain efficiencies, increase accuracy, and improve collaboration—all while reducing costs.
How do you count more than 330 million people
Each decade, the US Census Bureau evaluates its methods. For the 2020 Census, it used GIS in more ways than ever to get the count right.
Navigate your digital transformation with GIS
Any agency—no matter how large or complex—can adopt new technologies and realize the benefits of GIS.
GIS provides the tools needed to power elections, from the redistricting process to elections outreach and management.
State and Local Government
Much of what a community, business, or public agency does is related to its geography. Smart governments use location to innovate and collaborate.
Challenges: GIS provides the solutions
GIS was used to completely modernize and change the way the US Census Bureau does business.