Global Census Archive

In the first offering of its kind, East View presents the Global Census Archive® (GCA), an innovative program to collect officially published materials related to censuses from around the world.

Since launching the inaugural Latin America Census Collection in 2018, East View has been working to collect hundreds of censuses and thousands of related volumes and materials from around the world.

The Global Census Archive offers a robust resource for scholars and analysts to find current and historic census data, including all available GIS data and published content that accompanies the release of a census.

Making Information Accessible

When initially acquired, census data is stored in a complex database structure, limiting access to those with significant database management and programming experience, not to mention knowledge of the language in which the census was conducted.

East View simplifies access – for each country, official census outputs are analyzed and reviewed through an 18-step process to ensure consistent data formats resulting in easy-to-use geodatabases that are easily navigated and uniform across all countries, including English translation of all headers, etc. In addition, East View produces a comprehensive Census Guide for each country that details how the data is organized, how to search for specific information, and how to visualize the data using a variety of GIS and data visualization software.

GCA-GIS Deliverables

GIS Census products include:

  • Geodatabase
    • Intuitive organization of census data
    • Administrative boundary vector data
  • Shapefiles
    • All vector and census data in ESRI Shapefile format
  • Census Guide
    • Detailed instructions on how to query and visualize data
    • Detailed descriptions of census variables
  • Original Census Documentation
    • Delivered in native format
    • Census questionnaires
  • Metadata
    • Full attribute level metadata in FGDC ISO format

GCA Publications

East View provides a centralized platform for published content that accompanies the release of a census. Every census has official authoritative elements that East View aggregates, processes and makes discoverable on an intuitive and easy-to-use platform.

While the availability and type of materials will vary by country, examples of typical published materials include:

  • Official Results (Analytical and Tabular)
  • Questionnaires / Survey Forms
  • Maps / Atlases
  • Methodology / Planning / Training
  • Public Awareness
  • Newspaper Articles
  • Journal Articles
  • Conference Materials
  • Academic Books
  • Video / Audio
  • Legislative / Executive / Budgetary

GCA covers a wide range of materials from a multitude of countries. Prices vary by country and census year; contact us for a customized quote.

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