From Paper Maps to Digital:Mapping in an Electronic Survey Environment
Track: Elections, Redistricting, and Census
Authors: Vishanth Singh
With advancement in data collection technologies the role and functioning of printed paper maps is being questioned. How best can geospatial technology be used to replicate the function and purposes of paper based maps onto handheld devices? This was the question that faced Statistics South Africa when planning for the Community Survey 2016. A GIS enabled smart software application was created in order to optimise fieldwork by decreasing travel distance and time.