United Nations Statistics Division
Geographical Information Systems for Population Statistics
Series: F, No.68
Languages available:E, *A, *C, F, *R, S
This report describes the application of geographical information systems (GIS) as a new technological tool for population statistics. It contains four technical papers: basic conceptual and management issues in using GIS for population statistics; the results of the survey of country experience in using automated mapping and GIS techniques in population statistics; review of five GIS software packages and their applicability to population statistics; how GIS can be used for planning, evaluation and assessment of health and family planning activities.