Open European Location Services

European open geospatial data services from official national sources

OpenELS is a core component of EuroGeographics’ wider vision for operational European Location Services.

It complements the national activities of members and will respect national policy, legislative and business requirements.

It aims to provide user-focused services using open geospatial data which is already available from members.



#OpenELS blog

5 December 2017

Research reveals scope of open geospatial data from official national sources across Europe

Open data is available from the majority of European National Mapping, Cadastral and Land…

16 November 2017

Launch of Open ELS Help Desk marks first Project milestone

The launch of the Open ELS Help Desk marks the delivery of the Open European Location …

20 October 2017

Technical infrastructure update

Activities are currently focussed on: Planning the activities to strengthen the technical…

17 October 2017

Data supply support update

Work has focussed on the following activities: A “European Location Services Data Supply…

10 October 2017

Product development update

Activities, including user orientation and marketing, are currently focussed on: Running…

4 October 2017

EuroGeographics members give green light to new strategy

The Open ELS project is a core component of EuroGeographics wider vision for European Location…

12 June 2017

Plan to deliver authoritative pan-European open data services unveiled today in Brussels

Members of EuroGeographics have today (12 June 2017) unveiled plans for pan-European open…



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Dublin Castle

10th Annual European Forum for Geography & Statistics

EuroGeographics Secretary General & Executive Director, Mick Cory will speak on the…

Museum of Natural Sciences, Brussels

Land Use/Land Cover Products: Challenges and Opportunities

A joint workshop organised by EuroGeographics INSPIRE KEN, European Environment Agency, …

Italian Geographic Military Institute

State Boundaries of Europe Knowledge Exchange Network Plenary

EuroGeographics Services Development Consultant, Saulius Urbanas will provide an update…

Royal Lancaster Hotel, London

DGI Europe

EuroGeographics Secretary General & Executive Director, Mick Cory will participate …

Old University Campus, Valletta

2nd International Workshop on Spatial Data Quality

A two-day workshop organised by EuroGeographics Quality KEN, EuroSDR, Open Geospatial Consortium…