Absence of cartographic materials in Geostat, relatively inaccurate paper maps prepared for the 2002 population census by using the old technology, raised the issue to prepare digital cartographic materials based on the new technology (Geographic Information Systems) and use them for census data collection. Accurate cartographic materials enhance data collection and data collection monitoring in the census process, facilitating presentation, analysis and dissemination of data.
In 2013-2014 digital cartographic materials will be prepared throughout Georgia. This activity will be carried out in 59 municipalities and 5 self-governing cities (excluding the occupied territories). It also includes preparation of housings lists, the database of household addresses, preliminary household lists and linking of these data to the cartographic materials.