GEOSTAT was launched at the beginning of 2010 by Eurostat in cooperation with the European Forum for Geography and Statistics (EFGS), to promote grid-based statistics and more generally to work towards the integration of statistical and geospatial information in a common information infrastructure for the EU.

Its aim is to develop common guidelines for the collection and production of spatial- and grid-statistics within the European Statistical System. The results from GEOSTAT projects are to be found under the information base and data of this website. GEOSTAT is now in its second round with GEOSTAT2.


“Representing census data in a European population grid dataset”

Eurostat launched in 2010 the GEOSTAT 1 project aiming for representing 2011 population census data as grid statistics.

GEOSTAT 1 was divided into three phases:


“A point based reference framework for European statistics”

The GEOSTAT 2 is a two year ESSnet grant over the period of 2015 and 2016. The project is built on the results from its predecessors GEOSTAT 1A and 1B. More about GEOSTAT 2.