Automatic Dwelling Segmentation of Buenos Aires Province for the 2010 Argentinian Census
BONOMO, FLAVIA; DELLE DONNE, DIEGO; DURÁN, GUILLERMO; MARENCO, JAVIER
Lugar: Hanover; Año: 2013 vol. 43 p. 373 - 384
One of the logistical challenges in planning a population census is determining which dwellings each enumerator must visit within a census tract. This is known as the dwelling segmentation problem, which generally includes a set of constraints on the enumerators´ assigned routes and various criteria regarding the homogeneity and uniformity of the segmentation solutions. In this work, we present a computational approach for this problem, which represents an improvement over manual methods and existing software. The resulting method was successfully applied to the Province of Buenos Aires in the 2010 Argentinian census.