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.
GIS Census products include:
Intuitive organization of census data
Administrative boundary vector data
All vector and census data in ESRI Shapefile format
Detailed instructions on how to query and visualize data
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. Each census publications product is accompanied by an East View-produced census catalog, which serves as a finding aid and provides historical context for the materials.
While the availability and type of materials will vary by country, examples of typical published materials include:
Census catalog produced by East View
Official Results (Analytical and Tabular)
Questionnaires / Survey Forms
Maps / Atlases
Methodology / Planning / Training
Video / Audio
Legislative / Executive / Budgetary
GCA Publications covers a wide range of materials from a multitude of countries. Download the title list to view available countries and census years. Prices vary by country and census year; contact us for a customized quote.