Dear IPUMS User,
I need help with the GIS classification of Cameroon level 1 and level 2 boundaries for the 1976, 1987, and 2005 censuses.
- Why are geo1_cm and geo2_cm grouped to fewer (7 and 39, respectively) than the current number of level 1 and level 2 boundaries (10 and 58, respectively)?
- Is it possible to use geo1_cm1976, geo1_cm1987, and geo1_cm2005 variables, to reclassify the level 1 boundaries such that they appear as individual provinces (not grouped)?
And likewise, use geo2_cm1976, geo2_cm1987, and geo2_cm2005 to reclassify the level 2 boundaries such that they appear as individual departments?
I am trying to develop trends in population indicators as per 10 provinces (geo1_cm1987 and geo_cm2005) and 58 departments (geo2_cm2005).