GIS specialist of Statistics of Lithuania (LITHUANIA)
Topic name: Portal of official Statistics
For a long time, Statistics Lithuania has only used geographic information systems (GIS) for drawing statistical maps for statistical publications. In 2017, the Official Statistics Portal, including the GIS component, was substantially updated. The GIS component was supplemented with additional functionality, enabling users to perform more complex analyses.
On the Official Statistics Portal, three applications presenting statistical data in maps – Database analysis tool, Interactive Atlas and Detailed Statistics – were created using GIS technologies.
The Database analysis tool is used for creating your own map from statistical indicators. The Interactive Atlas allows the data analysis in space and time, as well as comparison thereof. The Detailed Statistics application provides the indicators of the 2011 Population and Housing Census of the Republic of Lithuania at more detailed territorial level, i.e. by grids.
After the implementation of the Official Statistics Portal project and integration of GIS, Statistics Lithuania commanded widespread attention of the users and this encouraged to take on the development project.