Since March 2013, Europa Technologies has been part of the project consortium on the European Location Framework (ELF) project. This ambitious project aims to deliver a pan-European cloud platform and web services to build on the existing work of the INSPIRE Directive and enable access to harmonised data in cross border applications.
Applied to areas such as emergency mapping, the project will help save lives; in commercial use it will help boost productivity and create jobs.
The project brings together 40 participating companies into a collaborative consortium that includes national & regional mapping and cadastral agencies, software developers, application providers, research & academia and more.
The project is co-funded by the European Commission’s Competitive and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP).
European Location Framework (ELF) applications
The role of Europa Technologies in the project is to develop two pilot applications that help to illustrate the potential uses of the platform. These will be an insurance risk assessment application (‘ELF Risk Insight’) and a mobile network coverage application (‘ELF Network Insight’). For further information on either of these applications please contact:
Telephone: +44 (0)1932 64 55 60 (direct)
Telephone: +44 (0)1932 37 97 31 (direct)
ELF Innovation Awards
Additionally, the project will run an Innovation Awards program in late 2016 to promote the use of the platform. Similar to a hackathon, the program will provide participants with an opportunity to showcase their innovation based on the use of cross-European geo-information from a single source.
The ELF Innovation Awards is a showcase for innovation based on the use of cross-European geo-information from a single source.