EFGS 2015 Conference Vienna, Austria

Programme and presentations for the European Forum for Geography and Statistics 2015

Official webside of the conference.


The EFGS Conference was organized and hosted by Statistics Austria on the 10th-12th November 2015.

The motto was: “Building Bridges

Summary report


Tuesday, 10 November 2015
Timetable Subject Speaker Abstract Presentation Paper
8:30-10:00 Registration
10:00-11:00 Conference opening
Welcome speeches by Konrad Pesendorfer, Director General of Statistik Austria
Wernher Hoffmann, President of BEV
Janusz Dygaszewicz, President of EFGS  Presentation
Ekkehard Petri, European Commission Eurostat
11:00-11:30 Morning Coffee Break
11:30-11:50 Towards a Global Statistical Geospatial Framework KEYNOTE Martin Brady Abstract Presentation
11:50-12:50 SESSION 1: GLOBAL USE CASES Session chair: Matina Halkia
TerraPop: Constructing Boundary Files for Location-Based Integration of Population and Environmental Data Tracy Kugler Abstract Presentation
Global Population Mapping at the U.S. Census Bureau Joshua Comenetz  Abstract Presentation
Gridding global male and female populations: new data from the Gridded Population of the World (GPW) Erin Doxsey-Whitfield et al  Abstract Presentation
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:00 SESSION 2: INSPIRE Session chair: Mirosław Migacz
Benefits and challenges of INSPIRE implementation in the field of statistics Miroslaw Migacz   Abstract Presentation
INSPIRE implementation at Statistics Belgium – achievements Pierre Jamagne  Abstract Presentation
The European Location Framework (ELF): taking INSPIRE to the next level Dominique Laurent  Abstract  Presentation
15:00-16:15 SESSION 3: UN-GGIM: EUROPE Session chair: Marie Haldorson
UN-GGIM: Europe , one year work Antonio Arozarena  Abstract Presentation
UN-GGIM: Europe working Group A – European Core Data Francois Chirié  Abstract Presentation1


UN-GGIM: Europe working Group B – Data Integration Pier-Giorgio Zaccheddu  Abstract Presentation
Priority User Needs – report from Working Group B Marie Haldorson  Abstract Presentation
16:15-16:45 Afternoon Coffee Break
16:45-17:30 SESSION 4: GEOSTATISTICS – A JOINT EFFORT Session Chair: Gerda Schennach
A shared environmental information system (SEIS) for Environment and Statistics Stefan Jensen  Abstract Presentation
Pilot studies on the provision of harmonized land use/land cover statistics (Synergies between LUCAS and the national systems) Stephan Arnold  Abstract Presentation
Services Integration: technical, organizational and policy perspectives Josef Strobl  Abstract Presentation
Wednesday, 11 November 2015
Timetable Subject Speaker Abstract Presentation Paper
Combining geography and statistics for an improved analysis of urban phenomena: recent experiences in European Regional and Urban Policy Hugo Poelman  Abstract Presentation
The European Location Framework for Geostatistics Mick Cory  Abstract Presentation
Integration of geography and statistics in Europe – state of progress report based on the GEOSTAT 2 survey Amelia Wardzinska-Sharif, Jerker Moström  Abstract Presentation
EFGS.info in a new framework, a way to share knowledge about spatial statistics Ola Erik Nordbeck  Abstract Presentation
GSBPM as a framework for the production of spatial statistics Rina Tammisto  Abstract Presentation
Announcement of the EFGS 2016 conference Vincent Loonis Presentation
10:15-10:45 Morning Coffee Break
10:45-11:30 SESSION 6: SPATIAL STATISTICS FROM VISIONS TO PRACTICES (in memoriam Lars Backer) Session Chair: Vilni Verner Holst Bloch
My perspective of the EFGS and Lars’ strong dedication to the “Vision” Marina Backer Skaar
Implementing the GEOSTAT Vision – a 10 points program towards a European statistical-spatial framework Ekkehard Petri  Abstract Presentation
11:30-12:30 SESSION 7: GRIDS – POPULATION & MORE Session Chair: Ingrid Kaminger
Spatio-temporal modelling of population: from global to local scales KEYNOTE Klaus Steinnocher  Abstract Presentation
IT Geostat Population Grid 2011 Stefano Mugnoli et al  Abstract Presentation
Spatial disaggregation of 1km GEOSTAT data into finer grids in Slovakia and Czechia Konštantín Rosina et al  Abstract Presentation
12:30-13:30 Lunch Break
Exploiting census workplace data to build a daytime grid map of England and Wales David Martin  Abstract Presentation
A volumetric approach to population disaggregation using LIDAR remote sensing data. Francisco J. Goerlich  Abstract
Towards a 100-m, GHSL-based population grid in Europe Matina Halkia et al  Abstract Presentation
The ENACT project: towards spatiotemporal activity and population mapping in Europe Filipe Batista e Silva et al  Abstract Presentation
Urban and rural areas in Belgium according to the Eurostat revised definition (Eurostat regional yearbook 2010) Pierre Jamagne  Abstract Presentation Poster
Relocation of Kurmanj Kurds leading to different cultural geography in the North-East of Iran, poster Tiam Mohammadzade Miraki et al  Abstract
15:00-15:30 Afternoon Coffee Break
15:30-17:15 SESSION 8: BEST PRACTICE I Session Chair: Igor Kuzma
Bridging geographical and statistical information: a focus on inter-organizational cooperation in Portugal between INE and DGT. Cátia Nunes et al  Abstract Presentation
Collaboration between NMA and NSI, the French example. Vincent Loonis  Abstract Presentation
Collaboration between Statistics Belgium and NMCAs Pierre Jamagne  Abstract Presentation
Non disclosure rules applied on non-hierarchical small areas Niek van Leeuwen  Abstract Presentation
Review of the project carried out in cooperation of NSI and NMA Marja Tammilehto-Luode  Abstract Presentation
Oskari in Spatial Statistics on Web and more Timo Aarnio, Jani Kylmäaho  Abstract Presentation
19:30-22:00 Conference Dinner – sponsored by BEV
Thursday, 12 November 2015
Timetable Subject Speaker Abstract Presentation Paper
8:30-10:15 SESSION 9: BEST PRACTICE II Session Chair: Erik Sommer
The Austrian Broadband-Atlas Erwin Grabler (& WIGeoGIS)  Abstract Presentation
The role of national address database at Kosovo agency of statistics Idriz Shala, Amir Sogoveja  Abstract Presentation
Surrounding paths for improving spatial point addresses in Spanish statistical production Ignacio Duque  Abstract Presentation
OLAP for heterogeneous socio-economic data – the challenge of integration, analysis and crime prevention: a Czech case study Jirí Horák et al  Abstract Presentation
Natural Capital Accounting : Land Cover Ecosystem Unit map of the Netherlands Niek van Leeuwen  Abstract Presentation
10:15-10:45 Morning Coffee Break
10:45-12:00 SESSION 10: OLD, NEW AND BIG DATA Session Chair: Marja Tammilehto-Luode
Viking age geography – Is it possible to trace back the territorial units a millennium ago? Vilni Verner Holst Bloch  Abstract Presentation
Mobile positioning and Statistical derivatives – The way forward? Igor Kuzma et al  Abstract Presentation
Use of AIS data to Improve Transportation Statistics Marcus Justesen  Abstract Presentation
Rail passenger transport: Measuring accessibility using timetable data Elena Navajas Cawood, Lorenzo Vannacci et al  Abstract Presentation
12:00-13:00 Lunch Break
13:00-14:30 PANEL DISCUSSION Panel: Representatives of Eurostat, NSI, NMA (BEV), UN GGIM, EFGS. Chair: Norbert Rainer (Statistics Austria)
14:30-15:00 Afternoon Coffee Break