Integrated Census Field Survey System for CAMPAS

The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) Egypt

Business Needs

The Egyptian Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAMPAS) is the responsible entity for collecting, processing, analyzing and publishing data, statistics, censuses, and reports that support planning and decision-making in the country. CAPMAS wanted to increase work efficiency by utilizing the capabilities of geographic information system (GIS) technology through an integrated field surveying system that modernizes tasks execution, saves time and effort, and supports decision making.

Solution Concept

Built on ArcGIS for Server and SQL Server technologies, the solution provides necessary tools and functionalities to take census collection from the manual paper-based process to an electronic geo-enabled model through a map-based field collector application deployed on Windows hand-held devices integrated with a back-office Web application and directly connected to a centralized geodatabase. Capturing field census data takes place through geo-enabled workflows for definition of enumeration zones; update of map features (blocks, buildings, and streets); and filling electronic tabular census survey forms. Monitoring of field operations is handled through a back-end application; access to a map-based view of final census results is facilitated through the Geographic Atlas module; and multiple reports are available through different Web application modules.
The project scope covered the following:
• Definition of user requirements and business rules
• Analysis and design of GIS databases
• Implementation of system geographic components
• End users training
• Continuous technical support during all census collection execution phases (enumeration zones definition, enumeration of buildings, population enumeration)

Golden Points

  • Increased work efficiency by utilizing the capabilities of geographic information system (GIS) technology
  • Integrated field surveying system that modernizes tasks execution
  • Saving time and effort, and supporting decision making

Used Software

  • ArcGIS for Server 10.3.x Advanced Enterprise
  • Portal for ArcGIS
  • Runtime for ArcGIS
  • SQL Server