Open European Location Services
The Open European Location Services (Open ELS) project is developing pan-European data services using authoritative geospatial information and an associated business model
In doing so, it aims to improve the availability of geospatial information from the public authorities responsible for mapping, cadastre and land registries.
The Project is focused on facilitating access to, and encouraging the take up and use of this information, and is strongly user orientated with a comprehensive programme of activities for SMEs.
EuroGeographics, which represents Europe’s National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authorities, is coordinating the two-year initiative co-financed by the European Union’s Connecting Europe Facility. The international not-for-profit association is working with partners from member organisations in Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden and The Netherlands to deliver this core component for wider operational European Location Services.