Swiss Federal Statistical Office, Neuchâtel and Bern (SFSO)
- Data Marts
- Road Building Costs
- Data Import and Integration
- Data Analysis and Graphics
- Statweb Client
On-line Database STATWEB
STATWEB is a system of logical data modules structured by multiple dimensions such as the 5-dimensional set "Stable Population by Commune, Year, Age, Sex, Country of origin". Such structures can be mapped quite naturally to the WIDAS multi-dimensional database.
The individual dimensions may have complex inner structures: hierarchies such as commune district canton cross structures such as commune agglomeration or commune linguistic area etc.
Data from various statistical sources may have widely differing structures and formats. With WIDAS it is easy to abstract and reformulate heterogeneous data into a unitary form.
Interdisciplinary work requires the merging of data modules with differing structures across their common dimensions (e.g. across Commune, Age)
The statistical data must be supplemented with conceptual data descriptions, specification of data sources, definitions of items etc.
All STATWEB databases are maintaind in German and French
The individual dimensions may change their structure over time (e.g. when two communes merge). Such situations lead to structural discontinuites in the accumulated data which can be managed readily with the versatile WIDAS history tracking feature.
Data security and confidentiality is ensured at three levels: complete data module / domain of any dimension / single value
The SFSO can offer a querying, OLAP and data presentation service to hundreds of on-line users because WIDAS is designed for very high performance. The results of a recent official Benchmark have proven the superiority of WIDAS in high-stress and high data volume environments.
Datafeeds to STATWEB
Lean Client Access to STATWEB
Roadbuilding Cost Statistics
Analytical and Graphical Tools
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