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EFGS 2015 Vienna conference

The EFGS 2015 conference will take place in Vienna, Austria, 10-12th of November. The conference is organised by the European Forum for Geography and Statistics, in cooperation with Statistics Austria and the Federal Office of Meteorology and Surveying in Austria. The conference search to build bridges between national mapping and cadastre agencies (NMCAs) and national statistical institutions (NSIs), from a national to a global scale.The conference is supported by Eurostat.

Map of the Month - Commuters to Pristina

Commuters to KosovoThe map of the month shows commuting for work, education and family reasons from other settlements to Pristina in Kosovo. Average distance for work commuters is 34km. 
Source: Kosovo Agency of Statistics, Census 2011. 

New dataset released 

The 2011 population grid dataset can be found here. The GEOSTAT projects, with the aim to map the European Population on a 1km² grid-net, has completed its first and second (1A and 1B) 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 1A report (link) outlines a vision and sets the methodological foundations for European population grid datasets. The final 1B report is also available (link) The GEOSTAT project was supported by Eurostat within the Framework of the ESSnet program ( ).

NFGS 2015 Stockholm conference

In September 2013 the Nordic Forum for Geostatistics met in Copenhagen for interesting discussions on geography and statistics in combination. Now Statistics Sweden would like to invite You to continue the discussion in Stockholm. Find inspiration and share experiences with your Nordic geodata colleagues! The forum will take place in Stockholm on 9-10 September 2015.

Call for global action - A voluntary cooperation  


EFGS call for action to establish a Global Forum for Geography and Statistics (GFGS).  
After the Lisbon 2011 conference the goal has been to cover the whole world of NSIs and NMAs interested in the true integration of geograhy and statistics. The EFGS has taken the initiative to establish a Task Force for Global Forum for Geography and Statistics

ESTP course 2014

ESTP GIS course materials are now available. The course was held in Oslo 7th to 9th of May 2014, with the title: GIS in Statistics and Preparations for INSPIRE Reporting Obligations. For programme, presentations, course materials and photos, click here.


Conferences and membership

The 7th EFGS Conference " Together now for a better future"  was held on 22-24 October, 2014 in Krakow, Poland. The conference was a great sucsess due to excellent hosting and hospitality by Statistics Poland. Conference photos are available here

There are no bindings to membership, but national contact persons have to be employees at national statistical institutes (NSIs) or mapping/cadastre agencies (NMCAs).
All members are invited to annual conferences.  

EFGS is also on FaceBook, you could find your friends here:  


Geostat project map

Upcoming Events
INSPIRE Conference 2015 May 25, 2015 - May 29, 2015 — Lissbon, Portugal
UN-GGIM - New York Aug 05, 2015 - Aug 07, 2015 — New York
NFGS 2015 Stockholm, Sweden Sep 09, 2015 - Sep 10, 2015
UN-GGIM: Europe Plenary Session Oct 07, 2015 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM — Belgrade, Serbia
EFGS 2015 Vienna conference Nov 10, 2015 - Nov 12, 2015 — Vienna
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