A case study presents transforming census population data to grid based 100x100m population data. The resulted grid population data is used for flood vulnerability assessment in Bangladesh, Dacope. Source: „A grid-based approach for spatial vulnerability assessment to floods: a case study on the coastal area of Bangladesh” by D. C. Roy and T. Blaschke
The GEOSTAT project with the aim to map the European Population on a 1km² grid-net has completed its first iteration and released a new European grid dataset for the reference year 2006 (link). The data set combines national data from the GEOSTAT consortium and voluntary contributions from several NSIs with disaggregated grid data for those countries where national data were not available. The final report (link) outlines a vision and sets the methodological foundations for European population grid datasets. The GEOSTAT project was supported by Eurostat within the Framework of the ESSnet program (http://www.essnet-portal.eu/ ).
Call for global action - A voluntary cooperation
EFGS call for action to establish a Global Forum for GeoStatistics (GFGS). After the Lisbon 2011 conference the goal has been to cover the whole world of NSIs interested in geostatistics. Brazil will hold the first global conference for GFGS in 2015.
There are no bindings to membership, but national contact persons have to be employees at national statistical institutes (NSIs). All members are invited to annual conferences. The 2012 EFGS conference took place in Prague, and the 2013 EFGS conference took place in Sofia, Bulgaria. EFGS Conference 2014 will take place in Poland.