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2902.0 - Census Update (Newsletter), Jul 2003  
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CDATA Second Release - Now available!

CDATA 2001 is a software package that combines the most recent information from the 2001 Census with mapping software from MapInfo Australia. With CDATA 2001, clients have the capacity and the flexibility to manipulate, visualise and analyse the latest census data according to their own individual requirements.

CDATA 2001 enables detailed analysis of the social and demographic characteristics of the population. This analysis is integral to effective planning and vital for new businesses or those looking to expand or diversify, and for government agencies in establishing community services.

Extensive user consultations undertaken by the ABS prior to the conduct of the 2001 Census resulted in two CDATA options being developed. These options are:

  • CDATA 2001 - Full GIS which uses MapInfo Professional, Geographic Information System (GIS) as the mapping engine; and
  • CDATA 2001 - Quickbuild which contains reduced GIS software functionality but still provides complete access to the same range of statistical and boundary data available in the Full GIS option.

CDATA 2001 satisfies a wide range of user requirements, offering different levels of functionality and flexible pricing.

The second release of both CDATA 2001 products is now available. This release contains all of the content from release one as well as the second release tables from the Basic Community Profile and the Time Series Profile.

Second release also includes additional boundary data, such as Urban Centres and Localities, Remoteness Areas and Statistical Districts, and an interface for the Add-On Datapacks. See Add-On Datapacks for more information.

Clients who purchased the first release of CDATA 2001 automatically receive the second release of the product.

Drawing on the experience from the first release of CDATA 2001, second release incorporates a number of enhancements to the software and fixes for a number of problems that have been identified.

More information about CDATA 2001 can be obtained by visiting the ABS web site or by calling the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.

The ABS has established a CDATA User Group for those clients interested in obtaining and sharing information about CDATA 2001. Membership to the User Group is free and helps users make more effective use of CDATA.

To use CDATA 2001, clients must obtain a registration code so they can access the information.

CDATA 2001 User Group members will be able to apply for a registration code via the CDATA 2001 User Group homepage. Registration codes will be emailed back to the User Group Member by the COB next business day.

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