Olympus 1s has a 12.0MP 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm ) sized BSI-CMOS sensor . On the other hand, Panasonic GX8 has a 20.0MP Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm ) sized CMOS sensor and features Venus Engine processor. Panasonic GX8's sensor provides 8MP more than Olympus 1s's sensor, which gives a significant advantage in real life. You can print your images larger or crop more freely.
On the other hand, please keep in mind that Max sensor resolution is not the only determinant of resolving power. Factors such as the optical elements, low pass filter, pixel size and sensor technology also affects the final resolution of the captured image.
Below you can see the 1s and GX8 sensor size comparison.
As seen above, Panasonic GX8 has a 5.4x Larger sensor area than Olympus 1s. Larger sensors give photographer more control on the depth of field and blurry background compared to smaller sensor when shot in same focal length and aperture.