Europa Technologies has announced its participation as a member of an industry consortium building the new European Location Framework (ELF). This three-year project brings together 30 consortium members combining National Mapping and Cadastral Agencies across Europe, geospatial technology providers and application software developers to provide up-to-date, authoritative, reference geo-information for use by the European public and private sectors.
This versatile cloud-based service will provide INSPIRE compliant geo-information, harmonised at a cross-border and pan-European level.
The project, co-funded by the European Commission, represents a total investment of €13m which will aim to enable the creation of innovative value-added services building on the foundations of INSPIRE data.
In addition to Europa Technologies, the consortium features a number of other UK organisations including Ordnance Survey, 1Spatial, Snowflake Software and Netrius. The project will develop pilot applications in the sectors of Health Statistics, Emergency Mapping, Real Estate and Insurance but will also extend to many other application areas as more application developers start using the new ELF platform.
“We are delighted to be playing a part in making ELF a reality through this project. Europa Technologies will bring its experience of developing mapping solutions for the insurance industry to develop pilot applications for this sector”, said Warren Vick, founder and director. “We hope that other application developers will then follow our lead and so stimulate the use of the ELF platform in entirely different application areas”.
The consortium is committed to continue to provide the ELF platform beyond the end of the project, thus enabling growth in the use and re-use of trustworthy, accurate and re-usable reference data.
About Europa Technologies
Europa Technologies is an award-winning specialist in digital maps and associated services for a wide variety of market sectors and applications. Our resources allow organisations with international interests to better understand their customers, assets and markets, in a geographic context, to gain a competitive or strategic advantage. Mapping products and services from Europa Technologies are used by many Fortune Global 500 companies, governments and several missions of the United Nations. The company has global licence agreements with a number of leading Internet-based service providers including Google. Through deployment via Google Earth and Google Maps alone, our world data products have been seen by over 700 million people, approximately 1 in 10 of the world’s entire population.
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