Programme and presentations for the Nordic Forum for Geography and Statistics 2015
NFGS Participants 2015
The NFGS Conference was organized and hosted by Statistics Sweden on the 9th-10th September 2015. The conference addressed methods, baseline data, confidentiality and presentation of statistics. Another focus area for the 2015 conference was international activity related to spatial statistics discussing UN-GGIM as well as how different Nordic countries work with the Inspire directive.
Nordic Forum for Geography and Statistics (NFGS) was active until 2007 when the forum changed shape and became European, European Forum for Geography and Statistics (EFGS). EFGS has now grown in size, and many participating countries have very different challenges compared to the Nordic participants.
As the Nordic countries have much in common as baseline data, methodologies and visualization, Statistics Denmark declared the desire in 2013 to start over with NFGS. As a result NFGS reemerged in 2013 and the conference in Stockholm was a continuation of the forum that is planned to proceed with conference frequency of every other year.
Statistics Norway has expressed their interest in organizing the next NFGS conference in Norway in 2017.
Moderator: Marie Haldorson, Director of Regions and Environment Department, Statistics Sweden
Marie Haldorson, Statistics Sweden
Bengt Kjellson, Director General Lantmäteriet
13.00–13.30 Strategies for communication
Stefan Svanström, Statistics Sweden
13.40–16.30 Country reports
News of general interest, e.g. about national trends concerning spatial data, open data, Inspire
19.00–22.00 Archipelago Dinner Cruise on board of S/S Stockholm
09.00–11.00 Disclosure control. How each country enforce and interpret existing legislations on the subject
Disclosure control report for Statistics Finland
Erik Engelien, Statistics Norway
12.45–13.15 SSW – Spatial Statistics on Web
Marja Tammilehto-Luode, Statistics Finland
13.15–14.15 Visualization of spatial statistics
How each country presents their strategy for visualization of spatial statistics. What software is used? How is the work organized, is it a part of the dissemination strategy at your NSI?
14.30–14.45 Inspire-harmonized data in the Nordic countries
At 2020 our Inspire-data are to be harmonized according to Inspire data specifications. The Nordic countries have to cooperate when it comes to harmonizing cross-border data. We start a discussion on how to cooperate and communicate about this. What is the timetable for harmonization in each country?
Inspire work at Statistics Sweden
(For Inspire work at the other Nordic Statistical Institutes)
14.45–15.00 Discussion and summary