European Location Framework (ELF)
The goal of the project is to develop the European Location Framework (ELF) required to provide up-to-date, authoritative, interoperable, cross-border, reference geo-information for use by the European public and private sectors. This versatile cloud-based and cascade-supporting architecture provides a platform of INSPIRE compliant geo-information, harmonised at a cross-border and pan-European level. The project aims at adding value to INSPIRE data by contributing to cross border harmonisation and build a high performance platform and associated cloud services that support multiple national feeds and a wide spectrum of value-added services. The three-year project is supported by a consortium of 30 partners across Europe, whose work is co-funded by the European Commission.
The FGI’s involvement in the project relates to the development of cascading view and download services to create a Pan-European framework, in which end user applications could be easily connected to all content available in various national services. In addition, FGI is responsible for the further development of the EGN gazetteer service for the project’s purposes.