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					Integrating Statistical and Geospatial
Information: Some UNSD Activities




                                           United Nations Statistics Division


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Outline

       UN Recommendations

       Handbook on Geospatial Infrastructure in Support of
        Census Activities

       Regional Workshops on the use of geospatial tools

       International Seminar on the integration of Statistical
        and Geospatial Information

       Conclusion



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       UN Recommendations

 UN Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing
  Censuses, Rev.2, recommended the use of Geospatial technologies
  for improving traditional methods of census mapping (adopted by
   UNSC in 2007).

 Other recommendations derived from UN EGM on GIS and Census
  Mapping emphasized:
        the need for countries to consider the census geography programme as a
        continuous process
       the use of and application of geospatial technologies and information is
        beneficial at all stages of population and housing census process (GI
        improves the efficiency in the preparatory, enumeration, processing and
        dissemination phases of the census)


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Methodological work
  2007:
            EGM on Contemporary Practices in Census Cartography
             and Use of Geographical Information Systems, New York,
             29 May-1 June 2007: to prepare the materials for the
             workshops and for the revision of the handbooks.

  2008:
             EGM 2 : to Review the Handbook on Geographic Databases
             and Census Mapping was convened in New York, 7-10 April
             2008

  2009:
            Handbook Geospatial Infrastructure In Support of
             Census Activities: Guidelines….


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    Handbook on Geospatial Infrastructure in
    Support of Census Activities
                                                                           Audiences: managerial and
                                                                           technical

                                                                          “Cook-book” to illustrate the
                                                                          role of geospatial technology in
                                                                          each step of the census process

                                                                          Each country has to find its own
                                                                          best possible solution

                                                                                 Available in the six UN
                                                                                 official languages
http://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/standmeth/handbooks/default.htm



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    Regional Workshops on Census Mapping with GIS

    For English-speaking African countries: Lusaka, Zambia, 8-12 October 2007 : 30 participants
     from 14 countries
    ESCAP region: Bangkok, Thailand, 15-19 October 2007: 31 participants from 16 countries
    CARICOM: Port-o-Spain, Trinidad, 22-27 October 2007: 28 participants from 16 countries
    For French-speaking African countries: Rabat, Morocco, 12-16 November 2007: 48
     participants from 10 countries
    for SPC region: Noumea, New Caledonia, 4-8 Feb. 2008: 30 participants from 10 countries
     and two territories
    ESCWA region: Doha, State of Qatar, 18-22 May 2008: 44 participants from 12 countries
    Latin America region: Santiago, Chile, 24-27 November, 2008: 47 participants from 17
     countries
    CIS region: Minsk, Belarus, 8 - 12 December 2008, 41 participants from 11 countries

     (300 participants from 106 developing countries and two territories):



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    Statistical Commission Decision on the Integration of
    Statistical and Geospatial Information


Decision 41/110 (of the SC at its 41st session in 2010):
       (b) Recognized the importance of the integration of geographic
        and statistical information and the opportunities provided in that
        context by the swift development of information technology, noting
        that national statistical offices are playing an increasing role in such
        integration, especially in the area of census management;

       (c ) Called upon all national statistical offices to actively participate,
        in partnership with relevant national authorities, in the further
        development of national geographic information capacity in the
        context of spatial data infrastructures, taking full advantage of
        information technology and focusing special attention on the area of
        improving statistical and geographic metadata compatibility;


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  Integration of data: responsiveness to disasters


 Integration of geospatial data with a variety of other data,
  including demographic and socio-economic data, helped create
  more accurate, timely and unbiased information for better
  decision-making

 By using satellite imagery, scientists and demographers can
  compare images and statistics taken before and after
  earthquakes to estimate the number of people affected, their
  needs in terms of medical aid, food and shelter, and
  particularly their location.



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Global Geospatial Information Management
(GGIM)
 Establishment of the UNCE-GGIM:

          ECOSOC decision 2011/24 on the establishment of the
           UNCE-GGIM: “Recognizing the importance of
           integrating cartographic and statistical information,
           as well as spatial data, with a view to fostering
           location-based geospatial information, applications
           and services”

          Inaugural Session in Seoul: Confirmation of the integration
           of GI and SI as one of the priority issues.




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  Thematic Seminar on the integration of statistical and
  geospatial information, Seoul, 27 October 2011:



 This Seminar was co-organized by UNSD, Statistics Korea
  (KOSTAT), US Census Bureau and Eurostat

 Seminar major topics:
         collecting and handling geospatial and statistical data
         integrating statistical and geospatial data
         using integrated or combined geospatial and statistical data


 44 participants from 12 NSO (countries).



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     Conclusions

   UNSD promotes the use of geospatial information in developing
    countries and organizes workshops, seminars and expert group
    meetings on GIS, GPS and other geospatial tools.
   At UNSD, we consider the Census Geography/Cartography Programme
    as a continuous process.
   One of GGIM challenges: the integration of Statistical and
    Geospatial data with additional thematic data from other sources is
    beneficial for analysis and evidence-based decision making.
   NSOs should partner with NMAs and other stakeholders (the public and
    private sector) in order to build the National Spatial Data
    Infrastructure (NSDI).
   Paradigm shift: geospatial infrastructure is providing a structure for
    collecting, processing, storing and aggregating data (an integrative
    framework)


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