We are glad to announce the preliminary programme and presenters of EFGS 2018:

Day 1, October 16th 2018
08.30 – 09.30 Registration
09.30 – 10.30 Conference Opening

Welcome Speech by

Statistics Finland — Marjo Bruun, Director General of Statistics Finland

National Land Survey of Finland — Arvo Kokkonen, Director General of the National Land Survey of Finland

EFGS — Janusz Dygaszewicz, President of the European Forum for Geography and Statistics

Eurostat — Ekkehard Petri, European Commission Eurostat-Gisco

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 – 12.00 Keynotes

Futures of Geographic Information in a Digitalising Society — Toni Ahlqvist, Professor of Regional Development and Policy, University of Oulu, Finland

UNECE Activities on the Integration of Statistical and Geospatial Information — Steven Vale, Senior Statistician and the Regional Advisor in Statistics at UNECE in Geneva, Switzerland

12.00 – 13.00 Session 1: International and National Cooperation

Introduction by Chair — Timo Koskimäki, Statistics Finland

A Guide For Implementation of the Global Statistical Geospatial Framework in Europe — Jerker Moström, Statistics Sweden

UN-GGIM:Europe Working Group on Core Data — Dominique Laurent et al., National Institute of Geographic and Forest Information, France

INSPIRE Community Forum – A Redesigned Platform for All Things INSPIRE — Miroslaw Migacz, Statistics Poland

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 16.00 Session 2: International and National Cooperation Continues

Introduction by Chair — TBA

The Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure — Jani Kylmäaho, National Land Survey, Finland

Open European Location Services – What Is Possible — Dominik Kopczewski, Eurogeographics, Belgium

The POPGRID Data Collaborative — Kytt MacManus et al., Columbia University, USA

Project fairHair – A Global Geoinformation Demonstration Project — Vilni Bloch, Statistics Norway

A Swedish National Land Cover Database — Birgitta Olsson, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, Sweden

A Sustainable Partnership: Geospatial & Statistical Collaboration in Ireland — Dermot Corcoran, Statistics Ireland

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee Break
16.30 – 18.00 Session 3: Sustainable Development Goals, SDG indicators

Introduction by Chair — TBA

UN-GGIM:Europe – The Combination of Geospatial Data with Statistical Data for SDG Indicators — Pier-Giorgio Zaccheddu et al., Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodecy, Germany

Testing SDG Indicators in Geostat 3 Project — Marianne Vik Dysterud, Statistics Norway

Applying Geospatial Tools to Produce Data for SDG Indicators in Mexico — Enrique Ordaz, National Institute of Statistics and Geography, Mexico

Developing Spatial Indicators for the Territorial Monitoring of South Korea — Lee Bo-Kyeong et al., Associate Research Fellow at Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements, Korea

Finding New Ways of Reporting Geographical Data Against the SDG Indicators — Frensis Bras, Office for National Statistics, UK

Hungarian GIS Data for the Sustainable Development Goals — Tamas Palya et al., Government Office of the Capital City Budapest, Hungary

18.00 Closing of the Day
18.30 – 20.00 Reception by the City of Helsinki
Day 2, October 17th 2018
09.00 – 9.30 Keynote

The Delicate Exercise of Geo-data Visualisation — Julien Grunfelder, Head of GIS Department at Nordregio, Sweden

09.30 – 11.00 Session 4: Geospatial Analysis and Visualisation

Introduction by Chair — Ian Cody, Office for National Statistics, UK

Measuring Accessibility Through Sustainable Mobility in European Cities — Hugo Poelman, European Commission, Belgium

Quantifying the Spatial Accesibility of Services in Switzerland — Michael Buhler, Swiss Federal Statistical Office, Switzerland

Official Data and Population & Environment — Maria de Carmo Bueno et al., Pier Fransisco De Maria Unicamp

Contribution to the Geospatial Analysis of the Poverty in Bosnia and Herzegovina — Edin Šabanović, Agency for Statistics of Bosnia and Herzegovina

NordMap – Web-mapping Tool for the Nordic Region — Shinan Wang & Julien Grunfelder, NordRegio, Sweden

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break
11.30 – 12.00 Keynote

The Informed Traveller, from Intelligent Maps to Flying Cars — Ed Parsons, The Geospatial Technologist of Google, London, UK

12.00 – 13.30 Session 5: New Data, Standards and Tools

Introduction by Chair — Jani Kylmäaho, National Land Survey of Finland

Scraping Data for Rented Vacation Home Statistics — Katja Löytynoja, Statistics Finland

The Review of the GSBPM and Other Statistical Standards — Steven Vale, UNECE, Switzerland

Presentation of the French Handbook of Spatial Analysis — Vincent Loonis, Insee, France

Using Linked Data Concepts to Blend and Analyze Geospatial and Statistical Data — Hans Viemann, Oracle, Germany

The New Geospatial Reference Architecture of Statistics Finland — Rina Tammisto et al., Statistics Finland

13.30 – 13.45 Group Photo
13.45 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 16.00
                                                                                         Session 6: New Data and Tools; Mobile Data and Machine Learning


Introduction by Chair — Janusz Dygaszewicz, Statistics Poland


Statistical Interference on Mobile Phone Network Data — Martijn Tennekes, Statistics Netherlands


Calculation of Population and Migration Statistics Based on Call Detail Records — A. Aasa et al., University of Tartu, Estonia


Mobile Network Data for Travel and Seasonal Population Statistics — Pasi Piela, Statistics Finland


The Use of Mobile Positioning Data for Measuring Tourism on the Indonesian Border — Titi Kanti Lesteri et al., Statistics Indonesia


New Ways to Solve Spatial Problems with Machine Learning and ArcGIS — Seija Kosonen, ESRI Finland Oy

Session 7: Quality of Data, Confidence and Trust


Introduction by Chair — Carol Agius, Eurogeographics, Belgium


Accessible and Usable – How Personas Could Support Principle 5 of the Statistical Geospatial Framework — Ekkehard Petri, Eurostat


A Way to Deal with Differentation Problem — Vieanney Costemalle, French National Institute of Statistics and Economics Studies, France


Streets with a Limited Number of Households — Erik Sommer, Statistics Denmark


The Challenges of Annual Updated Grid Population — Ignacio Duque & Manuel Illanes, National Statistical Institute of Spain


Adjusting Census Data for Under/Overcount Using Indirect Survey Calibration — Paul Williamson, University of Liverpool, UK

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee Break
16.30 – 18.00
Session 8: New Data, Standards and Tools


Introduction by Chair — Jani Reini, National Land Survey of Finland


Geostat House and Health — Vilni Bloch et al., Statistics Norway


High Resolution Satellite Imagenary, Shared and Collective Data Source — Jean-Philipp Cantou et al., National Institute of Geographic and Forest Information, France


Estimating Statistics in a Non-Sampled Area — Ray Sastri, Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Statistik, Indonesia


OGC Table Joining Service Revision Work and PoC — Timo Aarnio, National Land Survey of Finland


Automated Geoservice Generation by Using a Table Joining Service on SDMX Tables — Peter Bresters, Statistics Netherlands


                                                                                                                                                                           Session 9: Urban Data and Area Classifications


Introduction by Chair — Teodora Brandmueller, Eurostat, Luxemburg


Ordinance Survey and ONS Discovery Work — Andrew Cooling, RichardProthero, Ordinance Survey and Office of National Statistics, UK


Exploring the requirement for Place-Specific Geodemographic Classification — Amanda Otley et al., University of Leeds, UK


A Comparative Study on Eurostat Data and Methods for Rural Areas Delimitation — Vit Paszto et al., Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic


New ISTAT ”Microzones” Layer: A New Way to Read Land Cover Statistics — Stefano Mugnoli et al., National Institute of Statistics, Italy


REGINA: Statistics Sweden’s Web Service for Management and Dissemination of Administrative Geographies — Karin Hedeklint, Statistics Sweden



18.00 Closing of the day
19.30 – 22.00 Conference dinner and Lars H. Backer Prize
Day 3, October 18th 2018
09.30 – 11.00 Session 10: Benefits of Integration of Statistics and Geospatial Information

Introduction by Chair — Rina Tammisto, Statistics Finland

UN-GGIM:Europe – Enhancement of Cooperation by Using a Questionnaire Poll — Franka Ginter & Pier-Giorgio Zaccheddu, Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodecy, Germany

The Geospatial Platform in Finland – More Effective Use of Spatial and Statistical Data — Teemu Saloriutta, National Land Survey of Finland

The German Micro-Census-Routing Project — Kathrin Gebers et al., Destatis, Germany

Collaboration Between Kosovo Agency of Statistics and Kosovo Cadastral Agency — Idriz Shala, Kosovo Agency of Statistics

Innovations in Gridded and Subnational Population Mappig — Joshua Comenetz, U.S. Census Bureau, USA

Joint Development of Open Source Geoportal Software with Integration to Statistical Interfaces — Sanna Jokela, Oskari Community Coordinator, Finland

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break
11.30 – 12.30 Panel discussion; A Way Forward

EFGS, Eurographics, Eurostat, NSI, NMA

12.30 – 13.00 Conference Closing, Announcement of EFGS 2019 Conference
13.00 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 16.00 EFGS General Assembly

Chair — Janusz Dygaszewicz, President of EFGS

Secretary — Marina Backer Skaar, EFGS Secretary