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.
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 which will be announced here.
Secretary General and Executive Director at EuroGeographics
Head of Intelligent Systems, School of Computer Science and Statistics, TCD.
Lars H. Backer Prize
The Lars H. Backer prize in memoriam of Lars H. Backer will be awarded for major contributions to the development of a geospatial foundation for official statistics or for significantly improving the relevance of geospatial statistics for evidenced-based decision making. READ MORE…
Have you heard of ‘Linked Data’? It’s a computer science term that’s been buzzing around for about a decade, and while lots of people have heard of it, they’re still not entirely sure what it means. Linked Data is becoming increasingly important in the geospatial industry, so here are 5 things you should know about...
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)...
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...
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
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…
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…
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…
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…
Dame Street, Dublin 2.
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.