Integration of geospatial information in the GSBPM by Statistics Norway

Since the late 1990s, Statistics Norway has been gradually integrating spatial information into statistics, while organizing statistical production along the Generic Statistical Business Process Model (GSBPM). Incorporating spatial data in the GSBPM is currently strongly encouraged by the management in Statistics Norway. Until now the work has encompassed:

  • Identifying steps in the GSBPM where spatial data lacks attention
  • Identifying steps in the model where spatial information has been integrated
  • Communicating strengths and weaknesses to the management (Board of Directors)


Read full paper here presented at the UNECE Conference of European Statisticians’ seminar 2016 on “Geospatial information services based on official statistics”.