The International Workshop on Integrating Geospatial and Statistical Information was convened in Beijing, China, from 9-12 June 2014. The Workshop was organized by the United Nations Statistics Division, as the Secretariat of the UN Statistical Commission and the UN Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM), and the National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation (NASG) of China, and substantively supported by the Regional Committee of United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management for Asia and the Pacific (UN-GGIM-AP). Attended by 147 participants from 41 countries, the meeting made a significant contribution to the global consultation and communication with relevant experts about the development of a global statistical-geospatial framework, initiated by the UN Statistical Commission and UN-GGIM, and the work of the recently established Expert Group on the Integration of Statistical and Geospatial Information. The Workshop discussed and demonstrated the importance of geography and geospatial information to census activities, and for collecting, processing, storing, integrating, aggregating, and disseminating the data on appropriate platforms. The Workshop also provided the opportunity for participants to share country experiences of the benefits that national geospatial information authorities have derived from meeting the specific needs of census geography/cartography and statistical analysis, and their overall cooperation with national statistical offices.

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Opening Ceremony

  • Speakers
  • National Keynote Address

    International Keynote Address

    Presentation Materials

    Session 1: Country experiences in integrating statistical and geospatial information using geography
    Session 2: Approaches to determine and represent geographical units, including geocoding, for statistics
    Session 3: Comparison of grid-based versus administrative approaches to the collection, compilation and dissemination of statistics
    Session 4: Statistical analysis of geospatial (environmental, social, etc.) information, and relevance of SDIss and international standards
    Session 5: Positioning for the future. Trends in technology, big data, 2020 Round of Censuses, and the post-2015 development agenda
  • Mr. Tim Trainor (USA), The 2020 U.S. Census: A Time for Change
  • Ms. Marie Haldorson (Sweden), Positioning for the future: Getting statistics and geography together
  • Dr. Jiang Jie (China), Cloud-based Geospatial Information Services - With the case study on the Platform for Common Geospatial Information Services (Tianditu)
  • Ms. Gemma Van Halderen (Australia), Big Data for Informed Decisions ABS Big Data Strategy
  • Mr. Tarak Chandra Patra (India), Positioning for the future: Trends in technology, big data, 2020 round of censuses and post 2015 development agenda
  • Annual sessions


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