64th ISI World Statistics Congress - Ottawa, Canada

64th ISI World Statistics Congress - Ottawa, Canada

Admin-Based Census Development of Geographic, Buildings, and Dwellings Master files using GIS for Abu Dhabi Emirate


64th ISI World Statistics Congress - Ottawa, Canada

Format: CPS Paper

Session: CPS 87 - Census I

Thursday 20 July 8:30 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. (Canada/Eastern)


The main outcome of the project is to create three master files, a geography master file, a building master file, and a unit master file. The geography master file aims to identify the administrative boundary of the Abu Dhabi Emirate, the Emirate consists of three regions: Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Al Dhafra, not forgetting to mention the districts and communities that belong to each region. While building master file aims to identify all built structures in the emirate of Abu Dhabi and the units master file aims to identify all the units associated with these buildings. The data were collected from four different sources. Which are Building Data Management System (BDMS), Base Map Footprint, Household Frame Update (HHFU), and Abu Dhabi and Al Ain Distribution Companies (ADDC/AADC). However, reaching a complete and comprehensive master files that include all requested records and cover all attributes has been a huge challenge, because these data had some limitations and shortage in coverage, therefore these four sources have been complementary to each other to cover all buildings and units of Abu Dhabi emirate. Then a priority list has been sited up for each master file, and it has been set due to the completeness of records and attributes of the targeted data. Additionally, a quality check has been done on all master files to improve the methodology.