Geospatially Enabled Ecosystem for Europe (GeoE3)

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The overall objective of the Action is to exploit existing national geospatial platforms and develop a cloud-based ecosystem of generic services that dynamically integrate various datasets and services with geospatial data. 

In this respect, the Geospatially Enabled Ecosystem (GeoE3) will provide the dynamic integration of high value data sets and services (e.g. meteorological and statistical), with geospatial features from existing national geospatial data platforms, to simplify meaningful analysis and visualisation enabling the Open Public Data DSI to better serve the citizen. 

The Action will build upon previously EU-funded projects [European Location Framework (ELF) – ref CIP 325140; Open European Location Services (OpenELS) - ref CEF 2016-EU-IA-0046; and European Spatial Data Infrastructure Network (ESDIN) ref ECP-2007-GEO-317008], and will develop 3 compelling use cases. 

More particularly, the Action will:

  • Simplify the discovery and evaluation processes for data and APIs by deploying new quality tools;
  • Enable integration of high value tabular data with geospatial content;
  • Ensure data is DCAT-AP compliant and provide suggestions for improving the core service platform;
  • Create interoperable datasets and modern, web friendly geospatial APIs supporting three highly relevant climate change and urbanisation related use cases;
  • Develop proven generic methods and tools for creating cross-border, cross domain applications for the defined use cases;
  • Establish a permanent geospatially enabled ecosystem based upon national platforms supported by a network of API developers supporting an expanding user community;
  • Prove the geospatially enabled ecosystems can be based on national geospatial platforms by implementing it with all national partners;
  • Provide an infrastructure for sustaining GeoE3 based innovations.

The outcomes of the Action will:

  • Boost the data capability of the DSI with more readily discoverable and interoperable content
  • Enable high performance computing to improve public services;
  • Grow the ecosystem of data, services and actors.