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EU Location Framework Blueprint: paving the road to digital government

Francesco Pignatelli, Ray Boguslawski, Ken Van Gansen and Clémentine Valayer

(Submission #378)


Abstract

This presentation will highlight how the EU Location Framework Blueprint, developed within the ISA2 programme, supports the implementation of digital government, using INSPIRE as a backdrop. Modern digital government builds on developments in consumer and information centricity, and extends into more sophisticated interactions with stakeholders, promoting innovation and growth of businesses, supported by digital platforms and data ecosystems, built around the internet of things. Underpinning many of these new directions in digital government is the use of location data, sophisticated analytics applying ‘location intelligence’ for decisions spanning horizons from 5 years to milliseconds, and new collaborative and disruptive service delivery models to optimise service delivery and simplify and improve transactions for end users. These new developments require new levels of understanding and skills to optimise what can be created both nationally and across Europe. They foresee a role for INSPIRE as a platform for applications across multiple domains, and more demands placed on INSPIRE data providers to support more sophisticated user needs, and links with other developments in the data landscape. This context - growing in ambition - is further challenged by the need for cross-border interoperability supporting these services across Europe, the importance of government-validated geolocation data (core location data) in the legal context of digital public services and other sources of geospatial data that will emerge from other sectors. The European Union Location Framework (EULF) Blueprint is framework of guidance for a wide audience to implement actions that foster cross-sector and cross-border interoperability and use of location information in digital public services, building on INSPIRE. The Blueprint has been developed as part of a wider programme of ICT interoperability solutions, developed in the ISA2 programme, and the predecessor ISA programme. It is complemented by other geospatial actions in ISA/ISA2 that promote and support the wide application of INSPIRE in e-Government. The EULF Blueprint has a set of recommendations in five focus areas: policy and strategy alignment, digital government integration, standardisation and reuse, return on investment, and governance, partnerships and capabilities. Details on the rationale, how to go about implementing the recommendation, and various case studies and best practices are also included. To guide readers, role-based views of relevant aspects of the guidance are provided. This presentation will outline these new developments in location-enabled digital government, and highlight how the EULF Blueprint can help in making sense of them and planning how to make the most of the opportunities.

Categories

Topic Area:  [4.1]INSPIRE Thinking out of the box – INSPIRE innovation
Abstract Type:  Oral Presentation

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