In today’s episode we talk with Terje Trasberg, who is the team lead for the Population Statistics Team at Statistics Estonia. The mission of Statistics Estonia is to reflect the situation and changes in the society and offer information important for demographic, social, economic and environmental development of Estonia. Today we will get to know more about the aim, plans and future of Statistic Estonia from Terje Trasberg.
Links as discussed in the episode:
Website for Census results: https://rahvaloendus.ee/en
Statistics Estonia website: https://www.stat.ee/en
Statistics Estonia data : https://andmed.stat.ee/en/stat
Baltic-American Freedom Foundation (BAFF) internship program: https://www.balticamericanfreedomfoundation.org/programs/professional-internship-program
This podcast episode is made possible with the support of grant PSG841 ‘Framework for Spatial Predictive Modelling of Soil Properties Using Machine Learning’ from the Estonian Research Council, led by truly yours.
Terje Trasberg did her undergraduate studies in geography at University of Salzburg and postgraduate studies in GIS at UCL in London. She wrote her PhD Thesis about the potentialities and challenges of working with mobile location data. COVID-times brought her back to Estonia where she now works at Statistikaamet / Statistics Estonia as team lead for the Population Statistics team.
Sonia Das is a masters student at the Geoinformatics for Urbanised society programme at University of Tartu. She uses geospatial technology to study cultural heritage and has worked on World Heritage sites in Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in India.
Sonia has published work in reputed peer- reviewed journals and presented on National and International conferences. Apart from geospatial analysis, she is trained in 14C radiocarbon dating using AMS. Sonia also makes videos related to GIS and write blogs about use of GIS in archaeology.
Alex is a Distributed Spatial Systems Researcher with many years of international experience in geospatial data management and web- and cloud-based geoprocessing with a particular focus on land use, soils, hydrology, and water quality. His interests include OGC standards and web-services for location-based data sharing, modelling workflows, machine learning, and interactive geo-visualisation. Alex has been involved with SDIs and the OGC for a long time and was recently elected board member of the Estonian Geoinformatics Society (EstGIS) and European Co-Chair for the OGC University Domain Working Group. He is based at the Chair of Geoinformatics and Cartography at Department of Geography of the University of Tartu.