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The role of open data in the journey to operational European Location Services

Abigail Page and Saulius Urbanas

(Submission #253)


In 2017, an innovative user centric project aiming to develop Open Data services from European National Mapping and Cadastral Authorities was started by EuroGeographics and its members.

It builds on the European Location Framework (ELF) project, and is core to the wider realisation of operational European Location Services.

the project will carry out an economic appraisal for Open data services, with an associated business model and plan for the sustainable provision of these services. It will take account of the policy and legal context set by the EU (relating to Open Data and Public Sector Information), the G8 Open Data Charter and National policies.

A key aim is that it will be user focussed, helping them identify INSPIRE compliant pan-European geospatial data services from authoritative sources, providing certainty about what is free, what is charged for, and under what terms and conditions of use or reuse.

The project includes activities that support data providers to contribute INSPIRE themed content, and builds capacity in those suppliers that need it. There is also a planned programme of engagement to encourage the SME sector to take up Open Data services and develop innovative solutions for the market.


Topic Area:  [3.4] Continued support to implementation
Abstract Type:  Oral Presentation

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