The Fifth Meeting of the United Nations Expert Group on the Integration of Statistical and Geospatial Information (EG-ISGI) is to be convened in Deqing, Zhejiang Province, China on 22 to 23 November 2018. The meeting will immediately follow the United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress that will be held from 19 -21 November.
The primary objective of the Expert Group meeting is to finalise the Five Principle Documents of the Global Statistical Geospatial Framework (GSGF). Other objectives of the meeting include: Review the outcomes of the 49th UN Statistical Commission and the eighth session of UN-GGIM; Consider the United Nations Integrated Geospatial Information Framework and, inter-alia, the GSGF; Discuss linkages with the Open Geospatial Consortium Statistical Domain Working Group, the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on the Sustainable Development Goal Indicators Working Group on Geospatial Information, and any other existing or upcoming work programmes of the Committee of Experts and/or the Statistical Commission; Consider the communication, promotion, and refinement of the GSGF; Consider resource options for EG-ISGI activities; and, Discuss, formulate, and, review the EG-ISGI's future work plan.
Membership of the EG-ISGI is comprised of expert representatives of either National Statistical Offices or National Mapping/Geospatial Information Agencies, United Nations System and other relevant international organizations. Several expert representatives who have subject matter expertise from non-member countries of the Expert Group EG-ISGI, United Nations System, international organizations, and academic and research organizations may be invited to this closed meeting.