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The Roles of U.S. Census Bureau to the Development of GIS

  • Journal of the Korean Cartographic Association
  • Abbr : JKCA
  • 2011, 11(3), pp.53-68
  • Publisher : The Korean Cartographic Association
  • Research Area : Social Science > Geography > Geography in general > Cartography

Kamyoung Kim 1 최은영 2

1경북대학교
2통계청

Candidate

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this paper is to historically examine how the efforts of the Geography Division of U.S. Census Bureau to contribute to the development of geographic information systems (GIS). Through this, we want to establish the theoretical and logical bases about the role of GIS in making high quality census products. The influences of U.S. Census Bureau on the development of GIS are follows. First, they have set up and generalized the concept of topological structure in GIS database. Second, they have supported spatial analyses and spatial decision makings at the level of nation by constructing TIGER which is national-wide spatial database. Third, they have contributed to the popularization and universalization of GIS through distributing TIGER data for free.

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