Official Statistics

Modernization Program

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Are you ready for Census 2020?

ArcGIS provides the tools to create the accurate and timely data needed to inform policy and guide decision making.

Population and Housing Censuses are one of the primary sources of data needed for formulating, implementing, and monitoring policies aimed at inclusive socioeconomic development and sustainability. Good governance demands better information. Using and applying geospatial technologies and geographic information benefits all stages of the population and housing census process. ArcGIS provides a complete platform for official statistics. It gives you the tools to plan your work, conduct field data collection, monitor your operations, and quickly disseminate your authoritative data.


A complete solution for your census

Qualified National Statistical Organizations (NSOs) can leverage ArcGIS technology for census and statistical operations and program management.

Modernize official statistics

Esri’s Statistics program provides the cutting-edge tools and training you need to improve statistical business processes, improve accuracy and create efficiencies with GIS. Applying geospatial technology in planning, enumeration, and dissemination allows you to implement new modern methods that reduce costs and save time. Meet demand for small area and disaggregated data, and measure and monitor progress on UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

Optimize planning, field data, collection, and operations

Make the most of your limited resources by using the ArcGIS platform to optimize your work. Optimize Enumeration Areas to create efficiencies. Monitor field operations to better manage staff and data collection processes. Visualize the status of survey work, track workers, and assess daily operations through operational dashboards. Reduce the number of areas that need to be field-verified, streamlining your operations to ensure timely results. 

Improve accuracy and capture data more efficiently

National Statistics Offices (NSOs) can improve accuracy in many ways by using GIS and modern systems, especially when upgrading from paper records to digital. ArcGIS integrates with the latest technologies, allowing you to leverage GPS on devices for the capture and display of critical location information. By capturing data once digitally – including location information - there is no need for manual data entry or scanning, thus reducing the number of touches on the data. ArcGIS also allows you to publish maps for offline use in the field, or to use paradata to identify incorrect data. 

Share information in an easy-to-use interface

You need to serve and communicate with many different type of users in today’s environment, from citizens to academia and researchers, developers, and of course other government agencies.   An integrated solution allows access to your data from any device, anywhere, anytime.  This interoperable system makes it easy to share geospatial and statistical data.  ArcGIS makes your data easily accessible while maintaining security and privacy. 

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