Geospatial & Statistics

Integration for Informed Decision Making

Speakers

VISION SESSION: Geospatially based Integration of Socio-Economic-Environment Data 22 Jan 2017 0930 - 1130 hrs
DR. T.C.A. ANANT, Chief Statistician of India & Secretary, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, India
DR. T.C.A. ANANT Chief Statistician of India & Secretary
Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
India
STEFAN SCHWEINFEST, Director of the Statistics Division, United Nations
STEFAN SCHWEINFEST Director of the Statistics Division
United Nations
DR. JULIO SANTAELLA, President, INEGI, Mexico
DR. JULIO SANTAELLA President
INEGI
Mexico
DR. SWARNA SUBBA RAO, Surveyor General of India,,  India
DR. SWARNA SUBBA RAO Surveyor General of India

India
DR. YVN KRISHNAMURTHY, Director, NRSC, India
DR. YVN KRISHNAMURTHY Director
NRSC
India
J. SATYANARAYANA, Chairman, Unique Identification Authority of India,
J. SATYANARAYANA Chairman
Unique Identification Authority of India
POLICY INTERVENTION: Achieving Geospatial with Statistics Integration through Collaboration, Partnerships and Information Sharing 22 Jan 2017 1200 - 1330 hrs
BARBARA RYAN, Secretariat Director, Group on Earth Observations (GEO), Switzerland
BARBARA RYAN Secretariat Director
Group on Earth Observations (GEO)
Switzerland
GREG SCOTT, Inter-Regional Advisor, Global Geospatial Information Management, United Nations
GREG SCOTT Inter-Regional Advisor
Global Geospatial Information Management
United Nations
TIM TRAINOR, Chief of Geography Division, US Census Bureau, USA
TIM TRAINOR Chief of Geography Division
US Census Bureau
USA
DENISE MCKENZIE, Executive Director, Communications & Outreach, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), United Kingdom
DENISE MCKENZIE Executive Director
Communications & Outreach
Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
United Kingdom
TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT: Platforms, Standards and Servers Supporting Geospatial and Statistics Integration 22 Jan 2017 1430 - 1600 hrs
DR. KUMAR NAVULUR, Senior Director, Strategic Business Development, DigitalGlobe, USA
DR. KUMAR NAVULUR Senior Director
Strategic Business Development, DigitalGlobe
USA
MARK CYGAN, Industry Manager, Mapping, Statistics and Imagery, Esri, USA
MARK CYGAN Industry Manager
Mapping, Statistics and Imagery, Esri
USA
HANS VIEHMANN, Product Manager EMEA, Oracle, Germany
HANS VIEHMANN Product Manager EMEA
Oracle
Germany
John Whitehead, APAC Director, Trimble, Singapore
John Whitehead APAC Director
Trimble
Singapore
IMPLEMENTATION: Analytics, Intelligence and Derivatives of GeoStats Integration for Business and Society22 Jan 2017 1630 - 1800 hrs
ROLANDO OCAMPO, Vice President, INEGI, Mexico
ROLANDO OCAMPO Vice President
INEGI
Mexico
B. P. Acharya, IAS, Principal Secretary to Government, Planning Department and Director General (FAC) TRAC, Government of Telangana
B. P. Acharya IAS
Principal Secretary to Government
Planning Department and Director General (FAC) TRAC
Government of Telangana
KRYSTAL WILSON, Project Manager, Secure World Foundation, USA
KRYSTAL WILSON Project Manager
Secure World Foundation
USA
DR. SEEMA PARIHAR, Associate Professor - Kirorimal College, Delhi University, India
DR. SEEMA PARIHAR Associate Professor - Kirorimal College
Delhi University
India
DR. SUCHITH ANAND, GODAN, UK
DR. SUCHITH ANAND GODAN
UK

* Tentative Speaker

Proposed Agenda

1000 – 1130 hrs

VISION SESSION: Geospatially based Integration of Socio-Economic-Environment Data

1130 – 1200 hrs

Coffee Break

1200 – 1330 hrs

POLICY INTERVENTION: Achieving Geospatial with Statistics Integration through Collaboration, Partnerships and Information Sharing

1330 – 1430 hrs

Lunch Break

1430 – 1600 hrs

TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT: Platforms, Standards and Servers Supporting Geospatial and Statistics Integration

1600 – 1630 hrs

Coffee Break

1630 – 1800 hrs

IMPLEMENTATION: Analytics, Intelligence and Derivatives of GeoStats Integration for Business and Society

1830 – 1930 hrs

Welcome Reception jointly hosted by Rolta and Geospatial Media

Overview

Geospatial and statistical information are now being recognised as vital for evidence-based decision making for both the public and private sectors. Organisations at various levels make use of these datasets across various verticals. However, the combined power of these two rich data systems is yet to be explored completely and leveraged to their full potential.

As a backdrop to the Sustainable Development Goals, statistical and geospatial information take further precedence, as the monitoring, assessment and evaluation of these goals and their associated targets and indicators can only be achieved with well integrated and reliable geo-statistical analysis. While many countries and organisations are already making significant progress in this direction, many of us are still struggling to manage the integration of these information bases. One of the main reasons for this is poor institutional coordination and cooperation between the national statistical and geospatial agencies, which is vitally important to the success of the integration. Also of importance for this integration is the development and implementation of technical standards, methodologies and common metadata that link geospatial and statistical data.

Recognising the urgent need for a mechanism, such as a global statistical-geospatial framework, for countries to facilitate consistent production and integration approaches for geo-statistical information, especially in context of the SDGs, the United Nations Statistical Commission (STATCOM) and the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) established an Expert Group on the Integration of Statistical and Geospatial Information to carry out work on developing a statistical-geospatial framework as a global standard for the integration of statistical and geospatial information.

Geospatial World Forum 2017 will host a pre-conference programme on Geospatial & Statistics: Integration for Informed Decision Making that will look at ways, reasons and benefits of integrating geospatial and statistical information for making better policies and decisions, achieving resource optimisation, monitoring resources and developing sustainable revenue models.

Co-Organiser