EFGS advocates for the integration geography and statistics in order to reach


EFGS promotes spatial statistics built on well integrated geography and statistics

Introduction to Spatial Statistics


EFGS works for sharing information about how to produce and present spatial statistics

Lars H. Backer Prize

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2017 call for candidates

EFGS 2017 Conference


November 2nd–3rd 2017
Dublin, Ireland
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Statistical Atlas


Upcoming Events

  1. The INSPIRE 2017 pre-conference workshops

    September 4 @ 8:00 am - September 5 @ 5:30 pm
  2. The INSPIRE 2017 Conference

    September 6 @ 8:00 am - September 8 @ 5:30 pm
  3. EuroGeographics General Assembly

    October 2 - October 3
  4. EFGS 2017 Conference Dublin, Ireland

    November 2 - November 3
  5. UNECE Workshop on Integrating Geospatial and Statistical Standards 2017

    November 6 - November 8

Latest News

GISCO and joint UN-GGIM: EUROPE – ESS meeting 30-31 March 2017

On 30 and 31 March 2017 in Eurostat (Luxembourg)  two meetings took place: GISCO Working Group Meeting: Integration of statistical and geospatial information – Joint meeting with National Mapping Authorities and National Statistical Institutes and Joint UN-GGIM:...

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Second term of office of the EFGS President

We are pleased to inform that Mr. Janusz Dygaszewicz from Central Statistical Office of Poland, was elected for the second term of the EFGS presidency. The announcement took place during the first day of the GISCO meeting, March 30, 2017 which was held in Luxembourg,...

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Final report from the GEOSTAT 2 project available!

The final report from the GEOSTAT 2 is now available. The main objective of the project has been to propose a model for a point-based geocoding infrastructure for statistics based on geocoded address, building and dwelling registers. The outline of this model, as...

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Presentation of the EFGS on INSPIRE Conference 2016

On 26-30 September 2016 the annual INSPIRE Conference took place in Barcelona. The main theme of the conference was "INSPIRing sustainable development". During the 3rd plenary session "INSPIRE by thematic networks," President of the European Forum of Geography and...

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GEOSTAT 3 project has started!

On 15 and 16 February 2017 in Stockholm the Geostat 3 kick-off meeting, organised by Statistics Sweden took place. The meeting was attended by delegates from Eurostat and eight National Statistical Institutions, German Mapping and Cadastral Agency which participate in...

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Population figures added to Copernicus Urban Atlas data

A recent JRC Technical Report describes a method to downscale residential population data to the level of Copernicus Urban Atlas polygons. Urban Atlas 2012 is a powerful geographical dataset that describes land use/land cover at high spatial resolution for nearly 700...

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