Launched in March 2013, ELF is co-funded by the European Commission’s Competitive and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP). The goal of this project is to deliver 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 three-year project is supported by a consortium of 30 partners across Europe and it will foster the wider use of geo-information and enable the creation of innovative value-added services. The project’s proactive stimulation of content markets involves the creation of sample applications using thematic communities to make user-led developments by SMEs (both inside and outside the consortium).