Transportation pilot of the European Union Location Framework (EULF) initiative


The European Location Framework (ELF) Project is collaborating with road authorities and private ITS map providers in the Transportation pilot of the European Union Location Framework (EULF) initiative


ELF is providing the Transportation Pilot with the cloud platforms and access to authoritative and seamless cross-border data. The Project partners are also working with experts from public and private road data providers and application developers on the implementation of INSPIRE principles in the transport sector. 


The Transportation Pilot for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), initiated by the Joint Research Centre’s European Union Location Framework (EULF) project, is a collaboration between the Transport Network ITS Spatial Data Deployment Platform (TN-ITS), some of its members and ELF.


It aims to prove that INSPIRE-compliant cross-border location data can be exchanged electronically between public road authorities, National Mapping and Cadastral Authorities (NMCAs) and private sector ITS map providers (HERE and TomTom). The Pilot has a particular focus on testing the updating of safety-related road attributes using TN-ITS, an INSPIRE compatible common exchange format, and referencing the TN-ITS road attributes with INSPIRE compliant spatial data of road networks.


Phase 1 of the Pilot ran until April 2015. It will provide a pilot demonstration across the borders of Norway and Sweden with the respective public road authorities publishing safety related road attributes that meet the TN-ITS specification based on the INSPIRE framework. Reference data will be provided by the Norwegian and Swedish NMCAs. HERE and TomTom are building demonstrator applications to consume the feeds from the TN-ITS and ELF Platforms. The Phase 2 will evaluate possibilities in applying the outcome of the Phase 1 in other European countries. 


The results of the Pilot were presented at the ITS World Congress in Bordeaux in October 2015. The knowledge and experience, including the methodologies, guidelines and best practice, will be incorporated into the EULF blueprint to support other Member States with location-enabling applications.


The Competitiveness & Innovation framework Programme (CIP) Information and Communication Technologies Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP) Open Data and open access to scientific information (Project reference 325140)

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