GIS and official statistics
Geography brings meaning and context to statistics
Statistics is the science that deals with collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting data; informing decision-making; and providing answers to the question, "Why?" Governments, business, industry organizations, research and academic institutions, and others seeking to understand our society and the economy use statistics. However, statistics alone are not relevant without being associated with a specific place. Knowing where something is happening is essential to understanding why it's happening.
Create a stronger foundation for official statistics
ArcGIS can help strengthen statistical systems by integrating location, improving accuracy, and increasing efficiencies and effectiveness. Official statistics agencies can use ArcGIS to:
- Collect, produce, and manage statistical data
- Conduct data science leveraging spatial analytics
- Integrate administrative and big data
- Leverage GeoAI, Earth Observations data, and IoT
- Improve efficiencies in planning and operations
- Deliver timely, accurate data for use in policy and decision-making
Official statistics webinars and events
National statistics organizations need to stay up-to-date with the latest national modernization trends, technology, and information. Attend one of our informative webinars or speak to one of our statistics industry experts at an event.
Instructor-led and self-paced options help individuals apply best practices and quickly learn ArcGIS software. Esri training consultants provide complimentary planning services to identify the options that will best meet an organization's immediate, short-term, and long-term workforce training needs.