The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the Statistics Indonesia (BPS), is organizing a workshop on Big Data in Asia-Pacific countries, focusing on an introduction to Remote Sensing and Land cover classification using remote sensing. The overall objective of the week-long workshop is to help participants better understand the use and benefits of Big Data specifically the utilization of Remote Sensing for Land Cover Classification. To that end, the workshop program will present methods, case studies, and processes that can support the Agricultural Statistics to identify the agricultural lands. Please refer to the attached concept note, which provides a more detailed description of the objectives, scope, and requirements for the training. The workshop will be held at Politeknik Statistik STIS in Jakarta on 21-24 November 2023.This workshop is one of the first activities organized under the umbrella of the new Regional Hub for Big Data and Data Science in Official Statistics, which will be launched on 24 November 2023. We expect that participants in this workshop will also play an active role in future activities of the Regional Hub. BPS-Statistics Indonesia and UNSD value our common goal of strengthening the technical capacity of entities of national statistical systems to introduce big data methods and processes in the production of official statistics and look forward to strengthening the Regional hub through the successful conduct of this workshop.

Our Agenda:

United Nations Workshop on Big Data in Asia–Pacific Countries

Theme Introduction to Remote Sensing/ Land Cover Classification using Remote Sensing Jakarta, Republic of Indonesia
Date 21 - 24 November 2023

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Tuesday, 21 November 2023
09.00 - 09.15 Opening
09.15 - 10.15 Explanation of UN-CEBD and Big Data Regional Hub
10.15 - 10.30 Coffee break
10.30 - 12.00 - Introduction to Big Data and Official Statistics Case Study and Relation to SDGs Indicators
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch
13.00 - 14.30 Implementation to Geospatial Data and Remote Sensing
14.30 - 14.45 Coffee break
14.45 - 16.00 Introduction of Geospatial Data and Remote Sensing
Wednesday, 22 November 23
09.00 - 10.30 Introduction to Google Earth Engine (GEE) and GEE Catalogue
10.30 - 10.45 Coffee break
10.45 - 12.00 Data Acquisition using GEE
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch
13.00 - 14.30 Explanation of the Use case and Data preparation
14.30 - 14.45 Coffee break
14.45 - 16.00 Data modelling and Data classification
Thursday, 23 November 23
09.00 - 10.30 Export Data
10.30 - 10.45 Coffee break
10.45 - 12.00 Introduction to QGIS (Quantum Geographic Information System) and Importing of Data
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch
13.00 - 14.30 Symbolization and Visualization
14.30 - 14.45 Coffee break
14.45 - 16.00 Raster calculation
Friday, 24 November 2023
09.00 - 10.15 Review of materials and feedback
10.15 - 10.30 Coffee break
10.30 - 11.00 Wrap up all material
11.00 - 11.30 Closing

Participant Information Notes


Venue and opening session

1.      The Workshop, organized by the United Nations Statistics Division and BPS – Statistics Indonesia, will be conducted from 21 to 24 November 2023, in Jakarta, Republic of Indonesia.

2.      The address and contacts of the venue of the meeting are:

Politeknik Statistik STIS

Jl. Otto Iskandardinata No.64C Jakarta 13330

Tel: (021) 8191437, 8508812

Fax: (021) 8197577

3.      The opening ceremony for the Workshop will be held at 09:00 on Tuesday, 21 November 2023 at the Senate Chamber (Ruang Senat) on the second floor of the main building.

Registration and identification badges

4.      All participants are requested to register at the lobby of the main building until 09:15 on the first day of the Workshop.

5.      Name badges will be issued upon registration, and they are to be worn during the Workshop. Workshop sessions will be conducted at the Senate Chamber (Ruang Senat).

Working languages of the Course

6.      The working language for this training is English. The Workshop will be conducted in English and all documentation will be in English.


7.      Participants must check with the relevant diplomatic or consular mission of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia on visa requirements and, where required, obtain appropriate entry visas. Participants who need to stopover in other countries should also obtain appropriate transit visas. Participants should note that their passports must be valid for at least 6 monthsfrom the date of entry into the Republic of Indonesia.

8.      To apply for an appropriate entry visa to Republic of Indonesia, participants are required to contact their nearest Republic of Indonesia Embassy or Consulate for the most updated information regarding visa application procedures and required documents. The list of Indonesia           Embassy/Consulate     can       be found at

4.      Participants who do not have a Republic of Indonesia Embassy or Consulate in their country of residence must check the Republic of Indonesia website for the nearest Republic of Indonesia Embassy or Consulate General which has jurisdiction over the concerned country.

5.      Participants who may need further assistance from the Republic of Indonesia on their visa application should contact the meeting organizer, well in advance, for necessary action.

6.      Participants who are eligible to apply for a visa on arrival at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport should follow the below requirements:

-  The applicant must possess a passport with a validity of more than 30 days, at least one completely blank page, and be in possession of a valid return ticket with a date of departure within 15 days of the date of entry.

-  The applicant must fill out an application form, which is available at the Visa-on- Arrival counter at the airport, supply one recent passport-sized photograph, and pay a fee of Rupiah Indonesia Rp 500.000.

- Participants may apply online at Visa On Arrival ( and contact the Visa-on-Arrival counter at the airport upon arrival before proceeding with immigration procedures.

- The applicant must provide Savings/deposit accounts for the last 3 months with a minimum nominal value of 2000 USD/CHF each month as financial proof that the applicant has sufficient living expenses.

7.  Visa arrangements and all related fees are the responsibility of the participant and/or the participant’s Government or organization.


8.      Starting June 21st2023 travelers entering Republic of Indonesia are no longer required to show PCR Test. However please be mindful of the following measures: be aware of the signs and symptoms of respiratory illness and how to manage it; ensure that you have your health insurance card or information with you; stay in your accommodation if you feel unwell, develop a fever and/or respiratory symptoms; follow instructions as provided by the organizer and the support staff on the ground; generally.

9. Jakarta, like many metropolitan Asian cities in the world, is periodically affected by high levels of air pollution, with haze and high concentrations of PM2.5 particularly of concern for sensitive groups. The Tourism Authority of the Republic of Indonesia advises tourists to monitor Jakarta’s air pollution and take precautions when necessary. People who have existing asthma or are particularly vulnerable to the effects of air pollution should consult their treating physician as to whether a trip to Jakarta is advisable at this time.


10.  Hotels, located relatively close to Politeknik Statistika STIS or by mass-transit routes, may be used by participants, should they choose to. The selection of hotels at a walking distance from the STIS is encouraged to reduce participants’ local travel emissions and their exposure to traffic.

11.  Participants are responsible for booking their own rooms and are requested to contact the hotel well in advance. Any cancellations, postponements, or other changes should be reported to the hotel. Rooms not occupied may be charged to the participants as per the hotel’s policies.

12.   Before departure from Jakarta, participants should settle directly with the respective hotels all accounts, including room charges and other expenses, such as for local and long-distance telephone calls, Internet use, business center use, laundry, room and hotel transportation services, mini-bar items, as well as restaurant and bar services. Participants are also responsible for any charges incurred with respect to rooms remaining vacant owing to late arrival or rescheduled departure for which inadequate prior notice is given.


13.  Participants should make their own transportation arrangements from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport to their respective hotels. Limousine, metered taxi and bus services are readily available at the airport. Participants should make their own arrangements for the venue of the workshop.

14.  Some transport options from the airport to the hotel include:

● Transjakarta

● Gojek

● Taxis

15.  Electric taxis (EVsociety/VIP) are available at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. The counter is located next to the main taxi area. The service is available 24 hours and can be pre-booked via apps.

Workshop form application.