Another general activity is the develop and implementation of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and their roles in the census. Most countries now use GPS to develop and implement their mapping programs, including division of the countries into enumeration areas, and increasing higher levels of geography (including Minor and Major Civil Divisions) to obtain complete coverage of the country. The Geographic system will also assist in determining the flow of the information into the field offices and then into the central office. Then, when the data are processed, Geographic Information Systems can be used to display the results, and to assist in selecting samples for follow-on surveys.
A link to the UNís Geographic Handbook is included. Also, a document on use of CSPro Mapviewer also appears. As noted in the enumeration section, a census tracking system, based on a CSPro application is based on the geographic levels determined in the mapping operations, and is also included.