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European Forum for Geography and Statistics (EFGS)

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    The INSPIRE Community Forum is now part of the INSPIRE helpdesk system, based on GitHub (, so please start there any new discussions.

    The current platform will remain available in read only mode in its current form and URL address until 31/01/2021, then its content will be archived and then published in a different URL which will be announced when it becomes available.

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EFGS started as a voluntary cooperation between National Statistical Institutions (NSIs) in the Nordic countries in 1998, on use of geographic information systems (GIS) and statistics. 

Today EFGS has national contact persons from more than 40 states and territories, having annual conferences and meetings. European Forum for Geography and Statistics (previously European Forum for Geostatistics) activities are mainly concentrated on the development of the best practices in the production of geostatistics in Europe. 

EFGS aims at beeing a global forum and umbrella organisation from conference in Brazil in 2015. There are no bindings for membership, except national contact persons has to be employees at either national statistical institutes or national mapping or cadastre agencies.

EFGS website with news on geostatistics activities and grid datasets for download:

  • Mirosław MIGACZ
    Mirosław MIGACZ

    On March 2nd 2015 Janusz Dygaszewicz - Director of Programming and Coordination of Statistical Surveys Department in the Central Statistical Office of Poland - has been appointed as President of the European Forum for Geography and Statistics.

Statistics & Health

Statistics & Health

Join this group if you would like to share knowledge or ask questions regarding the INSPIRE implementation of Statistical Units [SU], Population Distribution (Demography) [PD] or Human Health and Safety [HH] data themes