Training

EFGS has experience of providing trainings for European statisticians in GIS and geodata. In 2012, 2013 and 2014 EFGS gave GIS courses within the framework of the European Statistical Training Programme (ESTP). ESTP is to provide European statisticians the opportunity to participate in international training courses, workshops and seminars at postgraduate level.

Courses under the ESTP have a truly international dimension to meet the challenges of comparable statistics at European and international level. Courses focus on harmonised European concepts and legislation, as well as the implementation practices at national level.

The programme is coordinated by Eurostat. Courses are delivered either at Eurostat premises in Luxembourg or in national training sites of EU and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries.

EFGS has provided the following courses:

ESTP 2014: GIS in Statistics and Preparations for INSPIRE Reporting Obligations, Oslo, Norway

GIS course

Programme, presentations and photos.

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ESTP Course 7th to 9th of May 2014

Programme, Presentations and photos.

Title: GIS in Statistics and Preparations for INSPIRE Reporting Obligations

 

 

Preliminary programme as of 24th of April 2014

 

                     Wednesday 7th of May: 

                     Introduction and production of data Morning session, theory

 

09.00-09.15 Welcome to Statistics Norway Torstein Arne Bye, Statistics Norway

 

09.15-10.00 Opening and rounds of introduction   Anne S Trolie, Statistics Norway

 

10.00-10.30 GIS and the Statistical Production Chain The process in a NSI for contributing to the GEOSTAT 2011 grid Ola Nordbeck, Statistics Norway

 

10.30-11.00 How to produce population gridded data following the aggregation approach (based on register data) Ola Nordbeck, Statistics Norway

 

11.00-12.30 How to produce population gridded data following the hybrid approach (based on various data sources as register data, land use data etc.) Arslan Ahmedov, Statistics Bulgaria

 

12.30-13.15 Lunch

 

Afternoon session, practical work

 

13.15-13.30 Brief introduction to Hands-on exercise: Production of gridded population statistics Ola Nordbeck, Statistics Norway

 

14.00-15.30 Production of gridded population statistics

 

Find the manual here: http://www.efgs.info/geostat/1B/frontpage/appendix1-production-procedures-bottom-up

 

For toolbox example developed in the course (click here) Ola Nordbeck, Erik Engelien, Statistics Norway

 

15.30-16.30 Automatisation of the grid production Ola Nordbeck  Ola Nordbeck, Statistics Norway

 

17.45 Cultural event

20.30 Dinner

 

                     Thursday 8th of May: 

                     Preparations for Inspire Reporting Obligations

 

                    Morning session

09.00-11.00 Inspire for Statistical Offices Find INSPIRE Data Specification on Population Distribution* and on Statistical Units** Arvid Lillethun, Norwegian Mapping Authority

 

11.00-12.00 ArcGIS for Inspire Olav Kavli, GEODATA AS (ESRI-Distributor)

For more info: http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/arcgis-for-inspire

 

12.00-12.45 Lunch

 

                     Afternoon session

 

12.45-15.00 Harmonisation in ArcGIS For exercise (click here)   Olav Kavli, GEODATA AS (ESRI-Distributor)


15.00-17.00 Inspire metadata in ArcGIS Olav Kavli, GEODATA AS (ESRI-Distributor)

                  

                     Friday 9th of May, Spatial analyses:

                     Morning session

 

09.00-09.30 Introduction to spatial analyses  Erik Engelien, Statistics Norway

 

09.30-10.00 Introduction to Hands-on exercise Erik Engelien, Statistics Norway

 

10.00-12.00 Hands-on exercise (Accessibility studies) For developed toolbox (click here)

 

12.00-12.45 Lunch

 

                     Afternoon session

 

12.45-13.15 Presentation of results Participants

 

13.15-14.15 How to automatise the hands-on exercise Erik Engelien, Ola Nordbeck, Participants

 

14.15-14.30 Summing up and closing down Ola Nordbeck, Statistics Norway

 

14.30-15.00 Closing session – Evaluation of the course Anne S Trolie, Statistics Norway

 

*  http://inspire.jrc.ec.europa.eu/documents/Data_Specifications/INSPIRE_DataSpecification_SU_v3.0.pdf

** http://inspire.jrc.ec.europa.eu/documents/Data_Specifications/INSPIRE_DataSpecification_PD_v3.0.pdf

ESTP 2013: Use of GIS - Representing statistics on thematic maps Basic Level, Kongsvinger, Norway

ESTP 2013 GIS course

Travel information and Pictures from the course

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Geographic Information Systems: Use of GIS in NSIs

– Representing statistics on thematic maps Basic Level

Participants

 

Modul: Introduction to GIS at NSIs

 

 

A01 09:15 – 09:30 Opening.

Mr  Per Morten Holt

A02 09:30 – 10:00 Introduction and practical information.

Mr Anne S Trolie

 

A03 10:00 – 11:00 Introduction to EFGS and GIS.

Mr Vilni Verner Holst Bloch

 

11:00 – 11:15 Break
A04 11:15 – 12:00 Communicating statistics on maps- thematic mapping and geovisualization Mrs Diana Makarenko-Piirsalu
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
A05

 

13:00 – 14:30

 

Basic steps in gvSIG. Hands on exercises.
Mrs Diana Makarenko-Piirsalu
14:30 – 14:45 Break
A06

 

14:45 – 16:15

 

Map elements and map design. Hands on Exercise.
Mrs Diana Makarenko-Piirsalu
16:15

 

Cultural event

 

18:30 – 21:30 Statistics Norway gives a get together dinner at Skansgården
Wednesday,  March 6  

Modul: First steps in building a map

 

Modul: Experience sharing, geostatistical units and introduction to software

 

B01 09:00 – 10:00 Principles of symbolisation and generalisation.
Mrs Diana Makarenko-Piirsalu
10:00 – 10:15 Break
B02 10:15 – 12:00 Choropleth mapping technique and data classification methods  – Hands on exercises
Mrs Diana Makarenko-Piirsalu
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
B03

 

13.00 – 14.30

 

Dot and proportional symbol mapping  technique – Hands on Exercise
Mrs Diana Makarenko-Piirsalu
14:30 – 14:45 Break
B04

 

14.45 – 16.30

 

Presentation of results of hands on exercise and discussion .
Mrs Diana Makarenko-Piirsalu
Thursday,  March 7

 

Modul: Thematic mapping techniques  and summing up/evaluation/closing of course

 

C01 09:00 – 10:00 Using proper technique for representing statistics on maps – case study
Mrs Diana Makarenko-Piirsalu
10:00 – 10:15 Break
C03

 

10:15 – 12:00

 

Discussion on thematic mapping techniques – Group work
Mrs Diana Makarenko-Piirsalu
12:00 – 13:00

 

Lunch

 

C04

 

13:00 – 14:30

 

Sharing geodata with others, discovering geodata – An introduction to INSPIRE

Mr Ekkehard Petri

14:30 – 14:45 Break
C05

 

14:45 – 15:30

 

Creating metadata on spatial data – hands – on exercise.

Mr Ekkehard Petri

E03

 

15:30 – 15:40

 

Summing up.

Mrs Diana Makarenko-Piirsalu

E04

 

15:40 – 16:00

 

Closing session – Evaluation of the course.

Mrs Anne S Trolie

ESTP 2012: Use of GIS for making statistics in a production environment, Oslo, Norway

 

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS): Use of GIS for making statistics in a production environment

 

 

Mon March 26

Modul: Introduction to GIS, Geostatistics, INSPIRE, Business model

Time

Topic

Lecturer

09:00 – 09:15

Registration

Ms Ingvild Møller

A01

09:15 – 09:30

Opening

Mr Olav Ljones

A02

09:30 – 10:00

Introduction and practical information.

Mr Vilni Verner Holst Bloch

A03

09:30 – 10:00

Introduction to EFGS

Mr Lars Henrik Backer

11:00 – 11:15

Break

A04

11:15 – 12:00

General introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and its use in NSI

Ms Diana Makarenko-Piirsalu

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch

A05

13:00 – 14:30

INSPIRE : Data, metadata and tools

Mr Ekkehard Petri

14:30 – 14:45

Break

A06

14:45 – 16:15

Business models and geostatistics

Mr Erik Sommer

16:15

Sightseeing at the Opera house

18:30

Statistics Norway gives a get together dinner

Tue March 27

Modul: Experience sharing, geostatistical units and introduction to software

B01

09:00 – 12:00

Bulgaria – Sharing experience

Ms Irina Dudova

B02

 

Croatia – Sharing experience

Mr Branko Crkvencic

B03

 

Denmark – Sharing experience

Ms Birgit Nielsen

B04

 

Luxembourg – Sharing experience

Mr Oliver Heiden

B05

 

Finland – Sharing experience

Ms Nicola Brun

B06

 

Germany – Sharing experience

Ms Melanie Bodenseh and Ms Halina Stepien

B07

 

Hungary – Sharing experience

Ms Karolina Barth

B08

 

Ireland – Sharing experience

Ms Fiona O’Callaghan

B09

 

Italy – Sharing experience

Ms Pina Grazia Ticca, Ms Marianna Mantuano and Mr Stefano Mugnoli

B10

 

Norway – Sharing experience

Ms Ida Skivenes and Mr Tekie Tesfagaber Ghebre

B11

 

Poland – Sharing experience

Mr Marek Pieniążek

B12

 

Romania – Sharing experience

Mr Vîrdol Daniel

B13

 

Slovakia – Sharing experience

Mr Ondrej Zahn

B14

 

Slovenia – Sharing experience

Ms Mojca Merc, Mr Matjaž Jeran and Ms Tina Zupanič

B15

 

Spain – Sharing experience

Mr Ignacio Duque Rodriguez

B16

 

Sweden – Sharing experience

Mr Florian Stamm

B17

 

Turkey – Sharing experience

Ms. Şeyma Özcan Yavuzoğlu

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch

B18

13.00 – 14.00

Introduction to geo-statistical units

Mr Oliver Heiden

14:00 – 14:15

Break

B19

14.15 – 14.45

Types of classifications (function/purpose) and their field of application. Classification tools

Mr Oliver Heiden

B20

14.45 – 16.30

Introduction to OS GIS desktop software gvSIG and GI services

Mr Vilni Verner Holst Bloch

Wed March 28

Modul: Data capture, spatial analyses and methods of grid statistics harmonisation

C01

09:00 – 10:30

Hands-on practice “Basic functions of gvSIG”

Ms Diana Makarenko-Piirsalu

10:30 – 10:45

Break

C02

10:45 – 11:15

Data capture in production of geostatistics

Ms Diana Makarenko-Piirsalu

C03

11:15 – 11:45

Data quality and coverage

Mr Vilni Verner Holst Bloch

11:45 – 12:45

Lunch

C04

12:45 – 13:45

Hands-on exercise: Assessing the data quality and coverage (data)

Mr Vilni Verner Holst Bloch

C05

13:45 – 14:15

Methods of producing gridded statistics and methods used to harmonise statistics on grid

Mr Vilni Verner Holst Bloch

C06

14:15 – 15.00

Introduction to spatial analyses and tools

Ms Diana Makarenko-Piirsalu

15.00 – 15.15

Break

C07

15:15 – 16:45

Hands-on exercise: Spatial analyses of gridded statistics, knowledge generation and use of multiple sources (data)

Ms Diana Makarenko-Piirsalu

Thur March 29

Modul: Web GIS and data dissemination

D01

09:00 – 09:30

Georeferencing

Mr Vilni Verner Holst Bloch

D02

9:30 – 10:00

Hands-on exercise: Georeferencing

Mr Vilni Verner Holst Bloch

10:00 – 10:15

Break

D03

10:15 – 12:00

Hands-on exercise: Spatial analyses of gridded statistics, knowledge generation and use of multiple sources

Ms Diana Makarenko-Piirsalu

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch

D04

13:00 – 13:30

Introduction to the web GIS and Dissemination of results, maps and figures

Mr Ola Erik Nordbeck

D05

13:30 – 15:00

Hands-on exercise: Geostatistical units. Classification

Mr Oliver Heiden

15:00

Spare time at the participants’ own disposal

Fri March 30

Modul: Trends and research…

E01

09:00 – 10:00

Hands-on exercise: Dissemination

Mr Ola Erik Nordbeck

E02

10:00 – 10:30

Trends and research

Ms Diana Makarenko-Piirsalu

10:30 – 10:45

Break

E03

10:45 – 11:30

Summing up – Tour de Table

Mr Vilni Verner Holst Bloch

E04

11:30 – 12:00

Closing session – Evaluation of the course.

Mr Vilni Verner Holst Bloch / Ingvild Møller

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch