World first as Digimap delivers rolling E-census
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World first as Digimap delivers rolling E-census

Digimap has delivered a rolling E-census system, believed to be the first of its kind in the world to go live.


Apr 7, 2015 -- The States of Guernsey has launched the new system to replace its previous paper based census, which collected information about islanders every 5 or 10 years. The new system, enabled by software created by Digimap, can produce accurate reports every quarter.

“Information is very important to governments,” said Colin Le Conte, managing director of Digimap. “Our business specialises in supporting governments to increase efficiency and make more informed decisions through the use of technology.”

The E-census system processes data provided by various States departments into a form which can be queried by census officers in order to produce reports. It can give information on parish populations, school catchment areas and voting districts.

Digimap director of software development John Surcombe said: “The system has many potential uses. Demographic information is increasingly important to modern governments and this system makes this information easier to access. Importantly it also does not burden the individual. There are no forms to fill in or extra information to provide. It works based on information that people already give to government.”

“What is more Guernsey is the first place in Europe to launch an E-census like this so we are excited at the potential for similar systems to be developed in other jurisdictions.”

The latest population report can be found at          

About Digimap

Digimap Ltd is a private company that specialises in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Digimap is the official partner for the States of Guernsey for sale of the Bailiwick of Guernsey Digital Map.

Digimap’s success has been based on the production of key solutions for a wide range of users, based on the Guernsey Digital map.


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