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Geography Services User Forum

29th September 2017


The next Geography Services User Forum (GSUF) will be held on 29th September 2017 at the BEIS Conference Centre, Room C3, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0ET.

This event was originally due to be held on the 4th May 2017 but was postponed due to “Purdah“ restrictions around the General Election.


This year’s theme is Joining Up Geography and Statistics.

The morning session will discuss how we share best practice and standards to harmonise our use of geospatial data with statistics– who is/should be responsible/lead? Are there overlaps or gaps? How can it be more effective?

After lunch we discuss examples of how users are successfully joining up geography and statistics, and providing the open data and tools for everyone to do the same.

Programme summary:

The International Picture
Driving progress through projects such as Sustainable Development Goals and the Earth Observation Data Service.
The UK picture
Harmonising the use of geographic data for statistics through the Public Sector Mapping Agreement, Government Statistical Service (GSS) committees, Geography Policy and Geography Champions, the Central Government Group on Geography.
Networking LUNCH (provided)
Discovering statistics through geography (developments in ONS)
Discovery through Linked Data (developments across government)
Managing electoral geography changes
Tools for sharing data/best practice

Who should attend?

The forum is for anyone who uses ONS’s Open Geography products and services or has an interest in using UK geographic data and services to produce, analyse or understand statistics. If you are interested in attending and contributing to the Forum please register your interest.