Geospatially Enabled Ecosystem for Europe

Geospatially Enabled Ecosystem for Europe


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GeoE3 is a project co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility of the European Union that will provide the vital connection between existing and emerging National, Regional and Cross-Border digital services. The action provides dynamic integration of high-value data sets and services (e.g. meteorological or statistical data) with geospatial features from existing national geospatial data platforms (e.g. building data or road network data). This simplifies meaningful analysis and visualization in a national and cross-border context. By enabling the Open Public Data Digital Service Infrastructure, GeoE3 develops fundamental services to better serve the European citizen by enhanced availability, interoperability, and integration of services.

Background

Environmental phenomena such as acidification, forest degradation, floods, and other effects of global warming, do not respect national borders. Monitoring these necessitates the establishment of internationally interoperable frameworks. These allow cross border geospatial data to be more easily combined with other information sources. This content integration enables exploration and visualization of important climate, meteorological and environmental indicators.

For example, the essential analysis of the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is improved as linking geospatial data with statistical and other tabular information makes information more factual, specific, and accessible in more applications.

GeoE3 develops tools and APIs that will merge available information from national sources. It demonstrates data and service interoperability and creates dashboards and visualizations for an improved understanding of data from a variety of sources. To produce tangible results that can serve as best practices for other domains, disciplines, and areas, GeoE3’s tools and services address compelling use cases. The action will simplify the discovery of relevant data and improve services through the adoption of the latest standards with emphasis on Web APIs and linked data principles. Well tested deliverables, applicable to a variety of cross-domain applications, will result. These support the growing number of stakeholders compelled to sustain our ecosystems. The GeoE3 ecosystem will leverage the value of Public Open Data and will expand by following its guiding principles to Discover, Improve and Grow.

Our Goals

ACCESS AND INTEROPERABILITY of geospatial and other data.

Investigate and enhance the usability of metadata information Integrate other data, e.g. statistics or meteorological data Enhance accessibility through European Data Portal (DCAT.AP)

DYNAMIC HARMONISATION of geospatial data based on use cases

Develop an exemplarily cloud platform that will demonstrate use cases Use this platform as a template for national platform implementations Investigate the use of standards-based Web APIs and corresponding tools

BUILDING AN ECOSYSTEM based on national platforms

Develop a set of eLearning modules and document best practices Organize innovation events and international symposia Illustrate the benefits at national events to demonstrate new capabilities

Partners

Started in October 2020, the following partners will work together on a three years horizon to make these important digital infrastructure components happen.

NATIONAL LAND SURVEY OF FINLAND
FINNISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
STATISTICS FINLAND
SPATINEO (FINLAND)
NORWEGIAN MAPPING AUTHORITY
CADASTRE, LAND REGISTRY AND MAPPING AGENCY, THE NETHERLANDS
OPEN GEOSPATIAL CONSORTIUM (OGC) EUROPE
CENTRO NACIONAL DE INFORMACIÓN GEOGRÁFICA, SPAIN
ESTONIAN LAND BOARD
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CENTER OF THE MINISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT ESTONIA
AVENTI INTELLIGENT COMMUNICATION NORWAY
DIRECCION GENERAL DEL CATASTRO, SPAIN
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