2902.0 - Census Update (Newsletter), Nov 2001  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/11/2001   
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ABS and MapInfo working together on CDATA 2001

On 30 July 2001, a contract was signed between the ABS and software and technology leader MapInfo Australia for the development of the CDATA 2001 suite of products. This signalled the start of an important working relationship between the ABS and MapInfo Australia for one of the premier outputs from the 2001 Census.

MapInfo software developers and programmers are now working closely with ABS staff on the testing CDATA 2001 products to ensure they meet the very highest standards. MapInfo Australia’s National Sales Manager, Mr David Ower, said "MapInfo’s team of local developers will build the software to graphically interpret the statistics relating to Australian households gathered in the Census. We already have a proven track record as we successfully worked with the ABS during the 1996 Census."

The reports from the first round of testing of CDATA 2001 are available for CDATA User Group members on the Group’s Information Database. The latest CDATA Newsletter contains more information on the CDATA User Group. If you are not yet a member of the CDATA User Group, register now.

CDATA 2001 Full GIS and CDATA 2001 Quickbuild are scheduled to be released in September 2002, with the second release versions proposed for June 2003.