A foundation for future pan-European high-value datasets
Open Maps For Europe 2 (OME2) is a new project that will develop a new production process and technical specification for free-to-use, edge-matched data under a single open licence. Authoritative 1:10 000 scale data for 10 countries will be delivered via the user interface built by the award-winning Open Maps For Europe Project.
OME2 is delivering:
- A new production process and technical specification for free-to-use- high-value data from multiple European countries under a single open licence.
- A prototype for harmonised, edge-matched large-scale pan-European datasets covering 10 countries and aligned to key EU Policy objectives and UN core geospatial data recommendations.
- Enhancements to the five existing Open Maps For Europe datasets, including the pilot Open Cadastral Map.
- An infrastructure, process and tools for members, partners or key stakeholders who wish to use them to fund and create pan-European, harmonised, edge matched High Value Data in the future.
- Addresses the challenge of finding, easily accessing and licensing authoritative pan-European harmonised edge-matched, large-scale, high-value geospatial data.
- Saves users time, effort and resources by providing harmonized data from multiple countries through one central portal under one easy-to-understand open data licence.
- Supports NMCAs in implementing rules for the Open Data and reuse of Public Sector Information Directive by re-using OME2 techniques nationally and sharing good practices.
- Advances the data sharing tools needed to deliver free-flowing, interoperable data for the single market.
- Demonstrates how demand for geospatial information in all common data spaces of the European Strategy for Data can be met.
The OME2 project, co-funded by the European Union, is being delivered by a consortium comprising: EuroGeographics; National Geographic Institute, Belgium; National Institute of Geographic and Forest Information, France; Hellenic Cadastre; General Directorate for the Cadastre, Spain; and Cadastre, Land Registry and Agency, The Netherlands.
The project corresponds with Member States’ obligations to implement high-value data and will be completed at the end of 2025.
Project launched to prototype large-scale high-value pan-European datasets
National providers of geospatial information have announced plans to create a prototype for harmonised large-scale, high-value pan-European open datasets.
The prototype will provide three datasets, identified as key themes by users and defined as high-value in European Commission’s implementing rules for the Open Data and reuse of Public Sector Information Directive – administrative boundaries, transport and hydrography. OME2 will also enhance the five existing Open Maps For Europe datasets, including the pilot Open Cadastral Map.
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