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Hexagon Unveils HxGN Smart Census 2020 for Enhanced Citizen Data Collection

By GeoConnexion - 29th October 2020 - 10:42

Hexagon’s Geospatial division has launched HxGN Smart Census 2020, a significant update to its end-to-end population and housing census management solution. The latest release improves digital enumeration by allowing households to complete census questionnaires online or over the telephone, significantly reducing the need for in-person interviews and field-based data collection. HxGN Smart Census 2020’s new Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing and Computer-Assisted Web Interviewing modules complement its existing Computer-Assisted Personal Interviews capabilities, enabling multimodal electronic data collection by national statistics offices. The telephone- and web-based capabilities will reduce administrative burden and costs, increase privacy for households and help government agencies and officials safely conduct a census in the pandemic era. Currently, HxGN Smart Census 2020’s self-enumeration capabilities are being implemented and tested in Europe for an upcoming 2021 census.

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