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UN-GGIM: Europe – the combination of geospatial data with statistical data for SDG indicator under a geospatial lens

Pier-Giorgio Zaccheddu, Vlado Cetl and Franka Ginter

(Submission #83)


Some of the most important issues currently being dealt with are related to the Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda. The creation of an indicators monitoring setup is a complex task. But at the same time, this provides an opportunity for the geospatial agencies and the national statistical institutes in European UN Member States to work together in order to raise the importance of the geospatial data in enhancing, measuring and monitoring progress made towards the achievement of the SDGs. The 2017-2020 work plan for UN-GGIM: Europe foresees a two-way interaction, through the Working Group on Data integration, with the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on SDGs Working Group on Geospatial Information (IAEG SDGs WG GI). At the European level there are the European Union’s INSPIRE Directive to create a spatial data infrastructure for the purpose of environmental policies and the Copernicus Program to develop information services based on satellite Earth Observation and in situ data. Both provide a particular relevant regional context to manage a wider integration of geospatial and statistical data for the SDG indicator calculation. The aim of UN-GGIM: Europe Working Group on Data Integration is to set up a line of work that places the combination of geospatial data with statistical data, for the purpose of addressing specific SDG indicators and targets by taking into account the specificities of the European context regarding data availability, policy orientation and governance arrangements. Apart from the global level the background and experiences of European and national initiatives addressing the SDGs from a geospatial perspective are to be considered. The presentation will demonstrate the selection of specific indicators for which the integration between geospatial information and statistical data is relevant for SDG monitoring. The activities to define an evaluation system to analyse the indicators at a national (and if possible on a sub-national), regional/European and at the global level will be explained according to their requisites in terms of geospatial input data sources, geospatial data integration with other statistical information and geospatial analysis, methodologies, quality standards assessment and dissemination strategies. The UN-GGIM: Europe Work Group on Data Integration activities are closely linked to the GEOSTAT-3 project. Based on the gap analysis provided by UN-GGIM: Europe the project will choose the same indicators for testing. GEOSTAT-3 has a more practical approach by actually obtaining figures for the indicators. First results and examples on best practice will be presented.


Topic Area:  [2.3] Global cooperation
Abstract Type:  Oral Presentation

Additional Fields

Academic:   Yes
Data Provider:   Yes
Data User:   Yes
INSPIRE Implementer (IT):   No
INSPIRE newbies:   No
Policy Officers:   No
Public Administration (MS/Regional/Local):   No
Thematic specialists:   No
Other_theme:   Session ‘Merging statistics and geospatial information – Doing it together’
Comments:   Session ‘Merging statistics and geospatial information – Doing it together’

SDGs, UN-GGIM, Statistics

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