EFGS
Conference
2017
10th Annual European Forum for Geography & Statistics

Janusz Dygaszewicz

President of EFGS

Colin Bray

CEO - OSi

Padraig Dalton

Director General - CSO

Welcome to the official website of the 10th European Forum for Geography and Statistics (EFGS)

This year’s conference takes place in Dublin from 2nd to 3rd November 2017 and is proudly hosted by Ireland’s Central Statistics Office (CSO) and Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi). The partnership between the CSO and OSi is long established and was recently underpinned by a commitment to collaborate in relation to the visualisation of statistical outputs, publishing certain geographies as Linked Open Data and fulfilling Ireland’s reporting responsibilities under the United Nations 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development. READ MORE

What is EFGS?
The European Forum for Geography and Statistics (EFGS) is a voluntary body which allows for the exchange of ideas among GIS experts in National Statistical Institutes (NSIs) and National Mapping and Cadastral Agencies (NMCAs) with a view to promoting the integration of statistical and geospatial information.
Call for Papers
The conference will be organised under three main themes which reflect the main challenges and opportunities for combining statistical and geospatial information. In addition to presentations relating to the above topics there will be keynote speakers as well as panel discussions.

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blog posts

  • A trending topic: The UN Agenda for Sustainable Development

    A trending topic: The UN Agenda for Sustainable Development

    The United Nations (UN) have an agenda to achieve global sustainable development by 2030. To measure the success of this agenda, the statistical and mapping communities need to collaborate, but this collaboration comes with its challenges, all of which are being brought to the table at this year’s EFGS (European Forum for Geography and Statistics)...

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  • The INSPIRE Directive – 10 Things You Need to Know

    The INSPIRE Directive – 10 Things You Need to Know

    The European Union (EU) act known as the INSPIRE Directive arrived on the scene in 2007 and has been actively discussed within the spatial industry ever since. INSPIRE’s intention (to enable public sector bodies across Europe to share and access each other’s spatial environmental data) is a worthy objective, but the directive’s complex and slow...

  • 5 Hot Topics affecting the Statistics and Mapping communities

    5 Hot Topics affecting the Statistics and Mapping communities

    Here’s a round-up of some of the hottest topics that are exercising the minds of statistical and mapping experts. All of these topics will be discussed at the EFGS (European Forum for Geography and Statistics) conference, taking place in Dublin in November 2017. Register your interest in attending or submit an abstract. 1. Census 2020...

schedule

  • 09:00 - 17.00
    Day 1 schedule to be confirmed /European Forum for Geography and Statistics / Dublin Castle
  • 09:00 - 17.00
    Day 2 schedule to be confirmed /European Forum for Geography and Statistics / Dublin Castle

local Information

AIRPORT

Dublin Airport is located 5.4 nmi (10.0 km; 6.2 mi) north of Dublin in Collinstown, Fingal. In 2016, 27.9 million passengers passed through the airport, making it the airport’s busiest year. It is the 16th busiest airport in Europe. Read more…

HOTELS

Dublin City is renowned for its many fine hotels offering great services and facilities to make you stay as pleasant as possible. Many offer fine dining, pools and gymnasiums, comfortable bars and friendly and helpful staff.  Read more…

LOCALE

Founded by the Vikings, the Kingdom of Dublin became Ireland’s principal city following the Norman invasion. The city expanded rapidly from the 17th century and was briefly the second largest city in the British Empire. Read more…

VISA

An Irish visa is a certificate placed on your passport or travel document to indicate that you are authorised to land in the State subject to any other conditions of landing and entering being fulfilled. Check the information. Read more…

Our Venue
Dublin Castle
Dublin Castle is one of the most important buildings in Irish history. Over the centuries, those entertained at Dublin Castle have included Benjamin Franklin, Queen Victoria, Charles Dickens, John F. Kennedy, Charles de Gaulle, Nelson Mandela and Queen Elizabeth II.

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