Aims, organisation and funding

What is the aim of the Open ELS Project?

Open ELS aims to provide European open data services to maximise the:

  • Use of authoritative geospatial information by providing certainty about what is free, what is charged for and under what terms and conditions.
  • Benefits of open geospatial information from official national sources by making it easy to find, access and re-use.
  • Contribution of public authorities responsible for mapping, cadastre and land registries in delivering user-focused open data for European Location Services.

The Project is a core component of a wider vision for operational European Location Services. These will provide European geospatial data services from official national sources.