Chile Census Data 2017


Purchased from EastView, this census database for Chile is divided into 4 variables: Demographic, Housing, Migration, and Social, encompassing the many districts of cities and municipalities. 

There are files consisting of gdb's, shapefiles, XML metadata, and the original documents containing each of these census variables. Attribute tables of the shapefiles usually include variables like the region, provinces, or districts, in which they are highlighted with information regarding housing, migration etc.

Data access

Data files in shapefile format can be accessed from the Geospatial Centre during reference hours. Library reference staff are available to provide further information about these data sets and to deliver data upon request. Under the terms of the Library's license agreement, these data sets are for use by students, faculty, and staff at the University of Waterloo only.

Sample data:

Chile Sample demographic data

Data manipulation

There are public workstations in the Geospatial Centre that provide access to ArcGIS software programs, program extensions and data manipulation utilities. The LandScan database also comes with a set a custom tools for advanced querying and analysis. Patrons may use the custom tools as well as the GIS and image processing software in the library to view and manipulate the data. UWaterloo faculty, students and staff may copy these data for use elsewhere.

Data output

This image may be exported from ArcGIS in a choice of bitmapped formats (also known as raster graphics) including JPG, TIFF, GIF, and BMP or in a choice of vector graphics formats including Adobe Illustrator (AI), Encapsulated Postscript (EPS), and Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG). Data derivatives can also be exported as a PDF.

Use restrictions/licensing/copyright

These data are provided for personal use for academic, research, and/or teaching purposes. A data release agreement must be agreed to before these licensed data can be released. EastView Geospatial must be acknowledged on any derivative product, whether printed or electronic, including for example, a printed map, a raster or vector graphic, a web-based application, etc. 


Chile 2017 Census Data [computer file]: EastView Geospatial, [2017].