An Introduction to the Census Data of China
by Shuming Bao, Director of China Data Center
Join us for a webinar on May 16, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT.
The webnair has been closed. You can find the recorded webnair on Youtube:
The census data of China, including the population and economic census data, provided rich and comprehensive information for China studies. However, most of those census data are usually not accessible to scholars since those data are not available in official publications. In a collaboration with the All China Marketing Research Co. and the National Bureau of Statistics of China, the UM China Data Center has released a series of census data products and services since 2002, including 2000 and 2010 census data products and China Geo-Explorer. This workshop will give an introduction to some background of the census data of China, the primary differences between the US census data and China census data, the methodology for building GIS-based census data products, and the technology for integrating those census data from different sources and years in a spatial system for easy access and analysis. It will also discuss some applications of those census data, possible limitations of those census data products, and their potentials in future applications.