Production of GRID statistics – aggregation

The GEOSTAT action is for developing guidelines for producing harmonised grid statistics and promoting national grid initiatives in National Statistical Institutes. Reasoning for this action comes from two major political definitions of EU: European Statistical System (ESS) strategic goal to integrate spatial information and statistics and INSPIRE initiative’s goal to develop interoperable spatial datasets. INSPIRE focus on 34 dataset themes, of which one is population distribution. Population distribution is described as population data by municipalities and grids.
These guidelines are meant for helping National Statistical Institutes to produce harmonised population grid data compatible with INSPIRE specifications. Many elements in these guidelines will also be relevant for the production of other detailed geo-referenced data.

GEOSTAT Manual on production procedures for generating GRID statistics – bottom up (aggregation) procedure