2902.0 - Census Update (Newsletter), Oct 2002  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 11/11/2002   
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Releasing the power of CDATA

CDATA 2001 is a powerful desktop analysis package which uses MapInfo Professional V7 as the Geographic Information System (GIS) to map 2001 Census data. Developed jointly by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and MapInfo Australia, CDATA 2001 gives you access to a wide range of census data including age, income, education, transport, housing, computer usage, religion and more.

With CDATA 2001, clients can choose the demographic characteristics of interest, select the geographic areas required and view the data as thematic maps, graphs and reports. Detailed analysis of the population is integral to effective planning. It is 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 have resulted in two CDATA options being developed:
CDATA 2001 - Full GIS which uses MapInfo Professional version 7.0 as the mapping engine;
and CDATA 2001 - Quickbuild which contains reduced Geographic Information System (GIS) software functionality but still provides complete access to the same range of statistical and boundary data available in the Full GIS option.

The availability of two options satisfies a wider range of user requirements, offering different levels of functionality and pricing. Further benefits of CDATA 2001 are the ability to upgrade Quickbuild to the Full GIS at any time and the availability of Add-On Datapacks which allow for greater value and flexibility to be built into the CDATA package.

CDATA has helped numerous organisations in an array of industries such as: Government (Commonwealth, State and Local), Education, Finance, Marketing, Insurance and Retail, achieve their goals.

CDATA 2001 is accompanied by extensive free product support to clients through the ABS’ Census Technical Helpline, and guarantees access to expert personnel to discuss all aspects of the package from data to software.

A CDATA User Group has been established by the ABS to facilitate discussion of the product and its applications. Membership is free and is expected to assist users make more effective use of the CDATA product. Click here for more information on CDATA

Enhance CDATA 2001 with Detailed Base Map

CDATA 2001 includes Basic Base Map Data which shows details such as major roads and rivers, railway lines and town centres. This detail enables identification of major landmarks or features to help create customised regions to suit users specific needs. The Base Map Data is a useful tool for any organisation’s sales force.

Detailed Base Map, a companion product to CDATA 2001, is also now available. Detailed Base Map information makes identification of relevant features faster and more accurate. It includes streets and features such as post offices, police stations, airports, railway stations, national parks, schools, caravan parks, churches, hospitals and more.

Detailed Base Map data is not restricted to just metropolitan and regional areas within a state. In most cases, there is an extensive coverage of the entire state. If you require more information on CDATA 2001 call the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or email client.services@abs.gov.au

CDATA 2001 Registration

New to the CDATA User Group is a facility to allow clients to apply for their CDATA 2001 Registration codes via email. Simply complete the requested fields (see example) and email the details to the User Group database. A registration code will then be supplied via return email. To register your copy of CDATA go to the CDATA User Group home page and follow the CDATA 2001 Registration links.