EUROPEAN LOCATION FRAMEWORK (E.L.F.):How to Build a Working Infrastructure Based on Reference Data from National SourcesAn...
What is EuroGeographics?• A not-for profit international  association under Belgium law  (AISBL)• 56 national mapping, lan...
Our experinces in providing interoperability….ERM 2009 version hydrography
And the latest version (2012)….
We have delivered ESDIN project succesfully 2008-2011                           • It received excellect results           ...
What we have learnt in ESDIN… Understand your users’ needs! • In ESDIN we found important to understand the users’ process...
Cross-border interoperability requires agreements withmany partners• Data Policy is a key issue• A harmoninized policy is ...
Think big start small• You will have to win various  stakeholders; the most  difficult ones might be your  partners• Make ...
Technology•   Fully decentraliced solution (based on WFS)    does not work, need to have cache•   GeoRightsManagement solu...
Why we need the European Location Framework   Today                                     After   -Access to NSDI data is mo...
The European LocationFramework is a technicalinfrastructure which deliversauthoritative, interoperable,cross-border geospa...
• Policy drivers                                     • eGovernment (Programme                                       on int...
IT IS LOCATION –  WHERE THINGS  ARE?Locating and geocoding through coordinates, geographical names and addresses(Geolocato...
FROM GLOBAL TOREGIONAL –CONSISTENTINFORMATION ATALL LEVELSManagement of Generalization, UIDs, Quality, Change and Visualiz...
FROM REGIONAL…- DECISIONMAKING ATEUROPEAN LEVELConnection to the thematic sources, UIDs, Change Management
TO NATIONAL…- AUTHORATIVESOURCES                                            Source: IGN Belgium Change management, Specifi...
Reference data and services are part of the solution!       Private industry       Cartographic industry          Web comp...
Scale                                                           Level of details1:2,500,000                              T...
Content and Services • E.L.F Global and Regional   (EuroRegionalMap,   EuroGlobalMap) • E.L.F Admin Regional   (EuroBounda...
The planned E.L.F. coverage at Europe Regional andGlobal level     Not available     Available 2011-2014     Admin availab...
The planned E.L.F. coverage at National Level throughproposed ELFI project     Not available     Phase I Global and Region...
The proposed ELFI projectProject proposal send to theCIP ICT PSP call• 36 months project• 30 partners• Implementation of t...
EDGE-MATCHED AT                    NATIONAL                    BOUNDARY, QUALITY                    CHECKED,IT IS A FRAMEW...
IT IS PROVIDED BYNATIONAL MAPPINGAND CADASTRALAGENCIES OFEUROPE THROUGHEUROGEOGRAPHICSAND SUPPORTEDBY INDUSTRY
WANT TO HELPUS MAKE ITHAPPEN?JOIN THEE.L.FCOMMUNITY
Together we are stronger                           Working together we                             can achieve much       ...
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    1. 1. EUROPEAN LOCATION FRAMEWORK (E.L.F.):How to Build a Working Infrastructure Based on Reference Data from National SourcesAntti Jakobsson Programmes Manager, EuroGeographicsGSDI 13 conference Quebec 16th May, 2012
    2. 2. What is EuroGeographics?• A not-for profit international association under Belgium law (AISBL)• 56 national mapping, land registry and cadastral agencies in 45 European Countries• Working to bring interoperable European geospatial reference data for the benefit of society• A distributed head-office of 10 people• Experience in making interoperable datasets for 20 years
    3. 3. Our experinces in providing interoperability….ERM 2009 version hydrography
    4. 4. And the latest version (2012)….
    5. 5. We have delivered ESDIN project succesfully 2008-2011 • It received excellect results from the Commission reviewers • It won a GeoSpatial World Policy Award for the exemplary implementation of Geospatial policies and programmes (April 2012)
    6. 6. What we have learnt in ESDIN… Understand your users’ needs! • In ESDIN we found important to understand the users’ process • This understanding is best achieved by involving users to the project
    7. 7. Cross-border interoperability requires agreements withmany partners• Data Policy is a key issue• A harmoninized policy is a dream that can not be achieved• Modular approach to handling licenses -> GeoProduct Finder• Resolve first policy then technical issues will be resolved• Consider legal basis
    8. 8. Think big start small• You will have to win various stakeholders; the most difficult ones might be your partners• Make useful demonstrations• Communication is a challenge – make videos• SCRUM methodology worked in developement of code!• Management is a key thing; make sure you have the right resources for the project and enough resources!
    9. 9. Technology• Fully decentraliced solution (based on WFS) does not work, need to have cache• GeoRightsManagement solutions do not work - > federated approach works (JRC has confirmed this)• Open Source vs Industrial strenght solutions -> both should be considered; some ESDIN results base on propriety solutions some on open source• ESDIN Tech Architecture paper is a good basis• Solutions for UIDs, quality, edge-matching and generalization provided• Ultimately transformations are not the solution -> harmonized specs needed for reference data
    10. 10. Why we need the European Location Framework Today After -Access to NSDI data is mostly national - Access possible for -Only global players provide easy access to geographic data National, European and -NSDI data is not used for the European Global use (E.L.F policy decision making platform) -use of INSPIRE data services is ? -common tools not co-ordinated - SME applications easy (Quality, Generalization, Edge- to connect matching, Change management, Visualization) - NSDI data is used for European policy decision making - INSPIRE services utilized - Common tools (in the cloud)
    11. 11. The European LocationFramework is a technicalinfrastructure which deliversauthoritative, interoperable,cross-border geospatialreference data for analysingand understandinginformation connected toplaces and features Picture: Virginie LuppensEU Location Framework will provide the political/policy context to the E.L.F BASED ON BEST PRACTICES OF NATIONAL MAPPING AND CADASTRAL AGENCIES, INDUSTRY AND ACADEMIA
    12. 12. • Policy drivers • eGovernment (Programme on interoperability solutions for European public administrations, ISA) • Digital Agenda • INSPIRE • GMES,SEIS • PSI • International (UNGGIM, GEOSS) Source: EuroGeographicsIt is for EUROPE – JOINING NATIONAL GEOINFORMATION TOGETHER
    13. 13. IT IS LOCATION – WHERE THINGS ARE?Locating and geocoding through coordinates, geographical names and addresses(Geolocator)Unique Indetifying of the geographical objects, Linked Data
    14. 14. FROM GLOBAL TOREGIONAL –CONSISTENTINFORMATION ATALL LEVELSManagement of Generalization, UIDs, Quality, Change and Visualization
    15. 15. FROM REGIONAL…- DECISIONMAKING ATEUROPEAN LEVELConnection to the thematic sources, UIDs, Change Management
    16. 16. TO NATIONAL…- AUTHORATIVESOURCES Source: IGN Belgium Change management, Specifications, NSDIs
    17. 17. Reference data and services are part of the solution! Private industry Cartographic industry Web companies GIS industry EO ”the Cloud” Additional and Meeting the Thematic data user requiremen Service User t Integrati Application Reference on Reference data data services USERS NMCAs Other governmental agencies
    18. 18. Scale Level of details1:2,500,000 Target level Global1:1,000,000 of detail1,500,000 Target level of detail1,250,000 Europe1,100,000 Regional Target level of detail1,50,000 Mountainous1:25,000 Rural1:10,000 National Local1:5,000 Urban1:2,500 Resolution and Level of Details
    19. 19. Content and Services • E.L.F Global and Regional (EuroRegionalMap, EuroGlobalMap) • E.L.F Admin Regional (EuroBoundaryMap) and National • E.L.F international boundaries for edge-matching • E.L.F Raster Basemap Service (Regional to National) • E.LF Cadastral (Regional and National) • E.L.F Geolocator (names, address and admin) • E.L.F Hydro, Transport, Buildings
    20. 20. The planned E.L.F. coverage at Europe Regional andGlobal level Not available Available 2011-2014 Admin available 2011-2014 Admin, EGM available 2011-2014 Availability to be agreed Note: Administrative theme covers the whole territory of France (including overseas areas), Denmark (including Greenland and Faroe Islands) Malta
    21. 21. The planned E.L.F. coverage at National Level throughproposed ELFI project Not available Phase I Global and Regional Phase II Cluster areas / 15 data providers Phase III New cluster areas /NSDIs Note Phase I covers also phase II countries Phase III covers also phase I and II countries
    22. 22. The proposed ELFI projectProject proposal send to theCIP ICT PSP call• 36 months project• 30 partners• Implementation of the E.L.F• Three phases
    23. 23. EDGE-MATCHED AT NATIONAL BOUNDARY, QUALITY CHECKED,IT IS A FRAMEWORK IDENTIFIABLE,THAT MAKES MULTI-LEVELEUROPE UNITED BY GEOSPATIALGEOINFORMATION REFERENCE INFORMATION DISCOVER- LICENSE- AUTHENTICATION- ACCESS
    24. 24. IT IS PROVIDED BYNATIONAL MAPPINGAND CADASTRALAGENCIES OFEUROPE THROUGHEUROGEOGRAPHICSAND SUPPORTEDBY INDUSTRY
    25. 25. WANT TO HELPUS MAKE ITHAPPEN?JOIN THEE.L.FCOMMUNITY
    26. 26. Together we are stronger Working together we can achieve much more than working apart Thank you!

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