Speaker Bio & Abstract

Abigail Page Product Development Manager
United Kingdom

AbstractResearch, carried out by Deloitte and EuroGeographics, found that SMEs have a strong appetite for more cross-border authoritative geospatial data to help them improve their product and service offerings, save money and become more competitive. Whilst there is strong demand for edge-matched interoperable data delivered through a web service or API, SMEs currently face challenges in using and accessing authoritative information.

Open geospatial data from official national sources can help to overcome these issues but users currently face diverse policy, business and legal approaches across Europe. This variety is mirrored by the breadth of potential end users operating in sectors such as energy and infrastructure; emergency services; transport; real estate; finance and insurance; and environmental services.

The Open ELS Project, which is co-financed by the European Unions Connecting Europe Facility demonstrates and tests the potential of having a single access point for harmonised, pan-European, authoritative geospatial information and offers the opportunity to try some open data services.

This presentation will describe the techniques and processes used to turn user conversations into programme priorities to lead technical and content development.