EFGS 2016 Conference Paris, France

Conference Programme (Day 1)

08:30-09:30 Registration

09:30-10:30 Conference opening : Sylvie Lagarde* (Statistics France)



Welcome Speech by the Director General of INSEE : Jean-Luc Tavernier (Statistics France)


Welcome Speech by the Director General of IGN : Daniel Bursaux (IGN)


Welcome Speech by the President of EFGS : Janusz Dygaszewicz (Central Statistical Office – Poland) presentation


Welcome Speech by the representative of Eurostat : Ekkehard Petri (European Commission Eurostat – Gisco) presentation

* Director of Methodology, Statistical Coordination and International Relations

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-11:30 Keynote



Data integration for mapping monitoring the SDGs : Linus Bengtsson (Flowminder, Karolinska institutet) presentation

11:30-13:05 Session 1 : UN-SDG and UN-GGIM

11:30 11:35 Introduction by chair : Pier-Giorgio Zacchedu (Federal Agency for Cartograhy and Geodesy) presentation
11:35 11:55 Progress on the Global Statistical Geospatial Framework : Martin Brady (Australia Bureau ofStatistics) presentation
11:55 12:15 Progress of UN-GGIM: Europe Working Group A on Core Data : Dominique Laurent (IGN) presentation
12:15 12:35 UN-GGIM:Europe Work Group B on Data Integration – Support of the better integration of geospatial information and statistics and the UN SDG monitoring : Pier-Giorgio Zaccheddu (Federal Agency for Cartograhy and Geodesy) presentation
12:35 12:55 Monitoring Agenda 2030 through a geospatial lens : Marie Haldorson (Statistics Sweden) presentation
12:55 13:05 Summing up by chair : Pier-Giorgio Zacchedu (Federal Agency for Cartograhy and Geodesy)

13:05-14:05 Lunch break

14:05-15:40 Session 2 : Cooperation between NMAs and NSIs

14:05 14:10 Introduction by chair : François Chirié (IGN)
14:10 14:30 Population and Housing Statistics – The use of 3D models : Vilni Verner Holst Bloch (Statistics Norway) presentation
14:30 14:50 A questionnaire for collecting opinions for Statistical Units Data Specifications (UNGGIM-Europe, WGA) : Ignacio Duque (Statistics Spain) presentation
14:50 15:10 Collaboration between French NMA and NSI (from NMA point of view) : Dominique Laurent (IGN) presentation
15:10 15:30 Resource Centre for GIS and Geospatial Information in Statistics Norway : Trine Haagensen (Statistics Norway) presentation
15:30 15:40 Summing up by chair : François Chirié (IGN)

15:40-16:10 Coffee break

16:10-17:45 Session 3 : Integration of geography in the statistical production process

16:10 16:15 Introduction by chair : Martin Brady (Australia Bureau of Statistics)
16:15 16:35 Geostat 2: Building and maintaining a point-basedgeospatial reference framework for statistics – preliminaryconclusions from the project : Jerker Moström (Statistics Sweden) presentation
16:35 16:55 Geostat 2: Some experiences and conclusions – applying GSBPM to geospatial statistical data production : Rina Tammisto, Marja Tammilehto-Luode, Tuuli Pihlajamaa (Statistics Finland) presentation
16:55 17:15 Working towards a Geospatial Strategy in StatisticsDenmark : Karen Skjelbo (Statistics Denmark) presentation
17:15 17:35 Combining statistical and geospatial data – challenges andpossible solutions from German official statistics’perspective : Dr. Susanne Schnorr-Baecker, Malte Etienne (Federal Statistical Office of Germany) presentation
17:35 17:45 Summing up by chair : Martin Brady (Australia Bureau of Statistics)

Conference Programme (Day 2)

08:30-09:45 Session 4 : Management of census geography

08:30 08:35 Introduction by chair : Caroline Escapa (Statistics France)
08:35 08:55 Improving quality and added value of geo-statistical units : Ignacio Duque (Statistics Spain) presentation
08:55 09:15 Egyptian Experience in integrating statistical and geospatial information : Mennat Allah Anwar, Ahmed Hashim (Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), Egypt) presentation
09:15 09:35 Summing up by chair : Caroline Escapa (Statistics France)

09:45-10:40 Session 5 : Environment Statistics

09:45 09:50 Introduction by chair : Patrick Sillard (French Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Marine Affairs)
09:50 10:10 Compilation of land use statistics using GIS : Emil Vågnes (Statistics Norway) presentation
10:10 10:30 Integrated system of natural capital and ecosystem services accounting in the EU – an introduction to the project from a geospatial perspective : Ekkehard Petri (European Commission) presentation
10:30 10:40 Summing up by chair : Patrick Sillard (French Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Marine Affairs)

10:40-11:10 Coffee break

11:10-11:40 Keynote

11:10 11:40 Why does using individual and geocoded data matter in urban economics ? : Pierre-Philippe Combes (Lyon University, Sciences Po Paris) presentation

11:40-12:45 Session 6 : Big data and Earth observation data in official statistics

11:40 11:45 Introduction by chair : Jerker Moström (Statistics Sweden)
11:45 12:05 EO4Urban: Sentinel-1A SAR and Sentinel-2A MSI Data for Global Urban Services : Yifang Ban (KTH Royal Institute of Technology) presentation
12:05 12:25 Cop4Stat_2015plus – Analysis of COPERNICUS remote sensing data for areal statistical purposes : Stephan Arnold, Thomas Wiatr (Federal Statistical Office (DESTATIS) Germany) presentation
12:25 12:45 Collaboration to produce official statistics from satellite data products from the Australian Geoscience Data Cube : Martin Brady, Matt Jakab, Richard Dunsome (Australian Bureau of Statistics) presentation

12:45-14:00 Lunch break

14:00-15:30 Session 6 : Big data and Earth observation data in official statistics (continued)

14:00 14:20 Integrating Geography and Statistics, but what about Earth Observation ? : Ola Nordbeck (Norwegian Space Centre) presentation
14:20 14:40 Mining Mobile Phone Data to Recognize Urban Areas : Stéphanie Combes, Marie-Pierre de Bellefon, Maarten Vanhoof, Thomas Plötz (Statistics France; Orange Labs – University of Newcastle, United Kindom) presentation
14:40 15:00 Global Population Distribution: a continuum of modeling methods : Greg Yetman, Kytt MacManus (CIESIN, Columbia University, USA) presentation
15:00 15:20 Merging big data and official statistics for modelling statistical commuting : Pasi Piela (Statistics Finland) presentation
15:20 15:30 Summing up by chair : Jerker Moström (Statistics Sweden)

15:30-16:00 Coffee break

16:00-17:35 Session 7 : Geospatial Analysis Best practices 1

16:00 16:05 Introduction by chair : Ng Siau Yong (Singapore Land Authority)
16:05 16:25 Exploring Europe’s border areas with the help of geostatistics : Hugo Poelman (European Commission – DG Regional and Urban Policy, Belgium) presentation
16:25 16:45 Fly across the boundary: A tracing of actual movements in air transportation network : Dongkun Yim, Suyoung Kang (Department of Geography, Seoul National University, South Korea) presentation
16:45 17:05 Income levels and inequality in metropolitan areas: a comparative approach in OECD countries : Justine Boulant, Monica Brezzi and Paolo Veneri (Regional Development Policy Division, OECD, France) presentation
17:05 17:25 Geospatial Data and Statistics at Austrian Post Office : Karel Mauric, Simone Ortner (HQ of Austrian Post, Vienna, Austria) presentation
17:25 17:35 Summing up by chair : Ng Siau Yong (Singapore Land Authority)

19:30-22:00 Conference Dinner sponsored by Insee and IGN

Conference Programme (Day 3)

08:30-10:25 Session 8 : Geospatial Analysis Best practices 2

08:30 08:35 Introduction by chair : Ingrid Kaminger (Statistics Austria)
08:35 08:55 Population distribution in the Republic of Kosovo: a comparative analysis on urban population and its classification based on administrative and non-administrative criteria : Idriz Shala, Burim Limolli (Kosovo Agency of Statistics, Republic of Kosovo) presentation
08:55 09:15 Official grid-based statistics: regional statistics in Andalusia : Iria Enrique Regueira (Institute of Statistics and Cartography of Andalusia, Spain) presentation
09:15 09:35 Capturing the Synergy of Geospatial and Statistics: A Singapore’s Perspective : Ng Siau Yong, Angelinie Winarto (Singapore Land Authority) presentation
09:35 09:55 Enhancing reliability of soil sealing indicators by use of geostatistical modeling : Patrick Sillard (Observation and Statistics Service – Ministry of environment, France) presentation
09:55 10:15 A Room with a View or Rear Window? The Demand for Housing Attributes in Paris : Mathilde Poulhes (Observation and Statistics Service – Ministry of environment, France) presentation
10:15 10:25 Summing up by chair : Ingrid Kaminger (Statistics Austria)

10:25-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-12:35 Session 9 : Dissemination Issues

11:00 11:05 Introduction by chair : Ekkehard Petri (European Commission)
11:05 11:25 Geostatistics Portal – new developments and future plans : Miroslaw Migacz (Central Statistical Office, Poland) presentation
11:25 11:45 An open and closed case? Dissemination and the use of proprietary suppliers in an open data world : Ian Coady (Office for National Statistics, United Kingdom) presentation
11:45 12:05 Table Joining Service: The solution for INSPIRE themes without geometry : Pieter Bresters (Statistics Netherlands) presentation
12:05 12:25 Spatial Statistics on Web 2 and Oskari : Timo Aarnio, Jani Kylmäaho (National Land Survey of Finland) presentation
12:25 12:35 Summing up by chair : Ekkehard Petri (European Commission)

12:35-12:45 Announcement of the EFGS-2017 Conference : Dermot Corcoran (Statistics Ireland)

12:45-13:00 Conference Closing : Marie Haldorson (Statistics Sweden) and Olivier Sautory (Statistics France)

13:00-14:00 Lunch break

14:30-17:00 EFGS General Assembly at Insee (salle Malinvaud)


Abstracts book available here.

Photo Gallery available here.