A statistical geospatial framework for sustainable development Following the paths of previous GEOSTAT projects (1 and 2) the general objective of GEOSTAT 3 is to foster a better integration of geospatial information and statistics, in order for the statistical community to provide more qualified descriptions and analyses of society and environment. The main focus of GEOSTAT 3 will be to develop the European version of the Global Statistical Geospatial Framework (SGF) for the ESS, taking into account existing conditions, initiatives and European and national frameworks.   More specifically, the objectives of the GEOSTAT 3 project are to:

  • Develop the European adaption of the SGF (ESS-SGF),
  • Develop recommendations on how to implement the ESS-SGF in EU member states within and outside NSIs,
  • Test the usefulness of the ESS-SGF and its implementation on selected indicators for the UN Sustainable Goals (SDGs),
  • Support the EFGS in its networking, information sharing. Community and capacity building efforts,
  • Disseminate and share the results from the GEOSTAT projects among the NSIs,
  • Promote the application of geospatial statistics and the integration of geospatial information into the statistical production process, within the framework of the GSBPM,
  • Better involve NMCAs or other geospatial stakeholders in the charge of geocoded registers and administrative data into the network of the EFGS,
  • Contribute to the work on the integration of statistics and geospatial information into the framework of UN-GGIM.

The action will be undertaken by a network consisting of eight NSIs and three sub-contractors with vast experience in the field of geospatial information and statistics. The group forms a mix of NSIs with a longstanding history of geospatial statistics together with NSIs which have made more recent progress in the field.   The action of the project will be organized under five different work packages:

  • WP-1 A European Statistical Geospatial Framework
  • WP-2 Testing the ESS-SGF
  • WP-3 Maintaining the EFGS website
  • WP-4 Organization of EFGS conferences
  • WP-5 Exploitation, distribution and dissemination

Kick-off meeting Stockolm 2017

Coordination meeting Stokholm 2018

Project contact point:

Jerker Moström, Statistics Sweden

Marie Haldorson, Statistics Sweden

Project deliverables:

Documents from the GEOSTAT 3 meetings

(Kick-off meeting 2017) GEOSTAT3 – Stockholm – Minutes – Feb, 15-16 2017

(Kick-off meeting 2017) GEOSTAT3 – Eurostat’s expectations – Ekkehard Petri

(Kick-off meeting 2017) Scope of the project and proposed activities – Jerker Moström

(Kick-off meeting 2017) Monitoring Agenda 2030 through a geospatial lens, Connections between GEOSTAT3 and UN-GGIM: Europe – Marie Haldorson, Pier-Giorgio Zaccheddu

(Kick-off meeting 2017) TJS – Netherland, Niek van Leeuwen, Pieter Bresters

(Kick-off meeting 2017) Discrete Global Grid System – Vilni Verner Holst Bloch

Telemeeting Minutes March 20 2017

Telemeeting Minutes April 25 2017

Telemeeting Minutes September 14 2017

Telemeeting Minutes September 27 2017

Telemeeting Minutes October 11 2017

GEOSTAT3 – Dublin meeting – Minutes – Nov, 01 2017

Telemeeting Minutes November 22 2017

Telemeeting Minutes December 14 2017

Coordination meeting 2018 – GEOSTAT3 – Stockholm – Minutes – Feb, 14-15 2018

Coordination meeting 2018 – GEOSTAT3 – WP1_The ESGF-draft – current state and further work

Coordination meeting 2018 – GEOSTAT3 – WP1_UN GGIM Europe consultation

Coordination meeting 2018 – GEOSTAT3 – WP2_Testing of SDG indicators_scope of work

Coordination meeting 2018 – GEOSTAT3 – WP3_EFGS website_scope of work

Telemeeting Minutes April 12 2018

Telemeeting Minutes May 8 2018

Telemeeting Minutes June 11 2018

Telemeeting Minutes September 04 2018

Telemeeting Minutes October 2 2018

GEOSTAT3 – Helsinki coordination meeting – Minutes – Oct, 15 2018

Telemeeting Minutes November 20 2018

Telemeeting Minutes December 12 2018

Telemeeting Minutes January 16 2019

Telemeeting Minutes February 13 2019