64th ISI World Statistics Congress - Ottawa, Canada

64th ISI World Statistics Congress - Ottawa, Canada

CAPI data collection: Collect Smarter with GIS


Linda Peters


  • LP
    Mrs Linda Peters

  • KH
    Kate Hess

  • JK
    Joseph Kerski

  • Abstract

    Traditional paper-based methods of census data collection have proven to be tedious, time consuming, costly and often prone to errors. To overcome these problems, Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) methods are increasingly replacing pen-and-paper methods as a viable alternative for field data collection. The technological developments in mobile computing, storage, higher connectivity and network coverage have made the CAPI approach possible for many. As increasingly powerful hand-held devices are now an affordable and realistic option, the CAPI approach is being more commonly used. Realizing the advantages of direct digital data entry into a computer software application at the point of data collection through the use mobile technology for data collection and statistical production, the United Nations has recommended its use in the 2020 Round of Censuses in recognition of its importance and usefulness for many countries.

    The ArcGIS system comes with many tools that can be used for data collection. ArcGIS Field Maps is an all-in-one app that uses data-driven maps to help mobile workers perform field data collection and editing, including map editing. ArcGIS Survey123 is a complete form-centric solution for creating smart surveys and forms. ArcGIS QuickCapture allows you to configure a simple UI to capture data even from a moving vehicle. In this session, you will hear about different country experiences using these field mobile applications to streamline workflows and ensure data accuracy.