FAQ

Aims, organisation and funding

What are European location services and what is the relationship with Open ELS ?

EuroGeographics facilitates access to official, authoritative geospatial data from its members, Europe’s National Mapping, Cadastre and Land Registry Authorities. We do this by producing pan-European products and, together with our members, we are committed to further developing European location services  as a fundamental resource to help tackle important issues as well as critical applications required for the public good.

We believe there are many benefits for users and for society in having a single access point for international users of harmonised, pan-European, authoritative geospatial information and services. The Open European Location Services (Open ELS) project demonstrates this potential.