Can I map IPUMS-International data using GIS?
Users can create maps with IPUMS-International data using a statistical software program and ArcMap (a GIS mapping application). A world boundary file and select country-level boundary files are available in shapefile format to facilitate national- and international-level mapping. The boundary files are downloadable zipped shapefiles.
Resulting maps are intended to facilitate visual illustrations of IPUMS-International data rather than precise geographical calculation. For more information about linking IPUMS-International data to world and select country maps and to access the maps themselves, consult the GIS Boundary Files section of our website.