“QGIS for Census and Survey Mapping” manual launching

For many years, the Pacific Community’s Statistics for Development Division (SDD) has been providing geographic information system (GIS) technical assistance and training for member countries and territories in order to improve census- and survey-related activities. In recent years, a free and open-source application called QGIS has enabled SDD to train and share related resources to a wider array of users and has culminated in the publication of the QGIS for Census and Survey Mapping manual.

This manual responds to a real need to have a step-by-step guide detailing how national statistics offices, and other users, can undertake a range of critical mapping exercises with QGIS, such as converting datasets between coordinate systems, updating administrative boundaries, and preparing field maps.

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