Open ELS Project
The Open ELS Project demonstrates the potential of a single point of access and offers the opportunity to try harmonised European open data services from official national sources. The Project also aims to provide certainty about what is free, charged for and under what terms and conditions. In doing so, it aims to improve the availability of geospatial information from the public authorities responsible for mapping, cadastre and land registries.
The Project is focused on facilitating access to, and encouraging the take up and use of, this information, and is strongly user orientated with a comprehensive programme of activities for SMEs.
EuroGeographics is coordinating the two-year initiative co-financed by the European Union’s Connecting Europe Facility. It is working with partners from member organisations in Norway, The Netherlands, Great Britain, Finland, Spain, Sweden, Poland and Germany.
For more information, visit openels.eu
Three animations are also available which explain how the Project defines Open Data, how it can benefit SMEs and how users can access the test services.