Affiliations: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Canberra, Australia.
E-mail: [email protected]
Abstract: A range of factors are driving increased demand for location-enabled
statistical information. The statistical and geospatial community are
responding to the challenge of improving methods to integrate statistical and
geospatial information and thereby increasing the amount of information
available for small area region analysis. Under direction from the UN
Statistical Commission and the UN Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial
Information Management these two communities are collaborating through the
newly formed UN Expert Group on the Integration of Statistical and Geospatial
Information. This Expert Group is principally tasked with development of a
global statistical-geospatial framework – modelled on the Statistical
Spatial Framework developed by Australia – and addressing wider issues
associated with this framework.