The Generic Statistical Business Process Model – the GSBPM describes and defines the set of business processes needed to produce official statistics. It provides a standard framework and harmonised terminology to help statistical organisations to modernise their statistical production processes, as well as to share methods and components.The GSBPM is not a statistical geospatial framework per se, but it can serve as a tool to ensure a consistent integration of geospatial and statistical information. The GSBPM can also be used for integrating data and metadata standards, as a template for process documentation, for harmonizing statistical computing infrastructures, and to provide a framework for process quality assessment and improvement. These and other purposes for which the GSBPM can be used are elaborated further in Section VI. This version of the GSBPM is fully aligned with version 1.1 of the Generic Statistical Information Model (GSIM) and provides a basis for the implementation of the Common Statistical Production Architecture (CSPA).
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The GEOSTAT 2 project has evaluated the GSBPM in terms of its fitness for purpose, in order to describe the use of geospatial data in the production of statistics and provide recommendations on the possible improvement of the GSBPM to better address geospatial data management in the statistical production process. The results can be found here.