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. Seventh Session of UN-GGIM

    August 2 - August 4
  2. The INSPIRE 2017 pre-conference workshops

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

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

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

    November 2 - November 3

Latest News

Table Joining Service (TJS)

Statistics Netherlands has recently performed a proof of concept for a Table Joining Service (TJS) together with the Dutch Kadaster, Geonovum and the Dutch hosting organisation for INSPIRE services PDOK. This was done with the help of a Eurostat Grant. It resulted in...

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INSPIRE Conference 2016

This year’s annual INSPIRE Conference took place in Barcelona on September 26th-30th. Janusz Dygaszewicz – President of the European Forum for Geography and Statistics had the opportunity to present the forum on a plenary session “INSPIRE by thematic communities”. He...

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State of European Cities Report 2016 published

In partnership with UN Habitat, the U.N. programme working towards a better urban future, the European Commission released the State of European Cities Report 2016. It supports the Urban Agenda by assessing the performance of European cities with regards to its...

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New Global Human Settlement Layer website and report

The Global Human Settlement Layer project of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre has a new website: http://ghsl.jrc.ec.europa.eu/ It features the "Atlas of the Human Planet", presenting the key findings of the analysis of the Global Human Settlement Layer...

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Urban Data Platform online

The new Urban Data Platform, developed by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) in close co-operation with DG Regional and Urban Policy, is now online: http://urban.jrc.ec.europa.eu This tool allows the interactive discovery - via maps and graphs - of...

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