INSPIRE Knowledge Base


Spatial Data Infrastructure for Statistics
Mission and Objectives: 
Explore the use of the INSPIRE directive to design and build a prototype for an efficient SDI to describe monitor, analyse and report on both socio-economic and environmental geo-statistics.
Formal Mandate: 
The consortium consists of representatives from the NSI’s of Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark. Each with the mandate of their respective organisations.
1.A network of excellence for geo-statistics 2.An European pilot project for geo-statistics 3.A professional forum for geo-statistics
1.Statistics Sweden 2.Statistics Finland 3.Statistics Norway 4.Statistics Denmark (In cooperation with National Land Survey Denmark)
1.The consortium members are major users, producers and coordinators of data aggregated to and analysed with national and European grid systems. 2.The consortium members have, based on deaces of work in this area contributed actively to the draft for the EuroGrid. 3.The consortium members are key producers of socioekonomic and environmental data based on high resolution geographical information (Adress,building, realestate units etc.) that may be aggregated to grids for spatial analysis.

Which role(s) do you foresee for the SDIC in INSPIRE development

  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • allocate experts to Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • participate in the review process
  • yes
  • implement pilot projects to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • register a project to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    Nordic Countries
    Societal Sector
    Public administration (Central government)
    Specific Expertise
    Specific Expertise: 
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    The consortium members have during the last decade have, jointly or separately. participated actively in the discourse towards a SDI for Europe through: 1.Methodological Issues Involving the Integration of Geography and Statistics. (1997-2001 (currently dormant) 2.EU/Eurostat: Working Party: “Geographical Information Systems for Statistic” Joint meeting with National Statistical Agencies and National mapping Agencies 3.The Tandem projects (A study funded by the commission to propose a system of small statistical areas and small area statistics for Europe)(2001-2003) 4.Workshop on European Reference Grids at the European Institute for Environment and Sustainability at the JRC in ISPRA 2004, October 27-29, 2003 5.The Nordic Forum for Geo-statistics (2000-present) 6.Expert reports 7.Professional papers 8.Active participation in and contribution to international conferences in this field
    Environmental application domains
    Socioeconomic data are essential for the understanding of “driving forces” that provide pressure on the environment. Some National statistical institutes are also responsible for the processing (from data capture to analysis and reporting) of environmental data often on assignment from national environmental agencies (e.g. Sweden).
    Primary Business
    To provide local regional and national government agencies with qualified spatial data and analysis to describe the natural and artificial driving forces and report on observed pressures, states, impact on national and international man-environmental systems to serve as a ground for the design and implementation of rational response.