Course on Location-enabled Digital Government Transformation

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ELISE KT table About the Course

Location-related data and information underpin an increasingly high proportion of EU and national governmental policies, digital public services and applications used by public administrations, businesses and citizens.

The course aims to provide an understanding of how location data and location technologies are important enablers of digital government transformation, facilitating both more efficient and effective digital public services and improved policymaking, and providing benefits to citizens, businesses and public administration.

Target Audience

The course targets those working in public administrations or private companies that deal with information, data, services and processes benefiting from the power of location.

The course is meant to be useful for different profiles working in the digitalisation of the public services and policies, i.e. policymakers, public service owners and managers, data managers or data scientists, location data providers, and professionals in the private sector.

The level of geospatial awareness required to attend the course is intermediate.

What will you learn?

After the course, the learner will be able to:

  • Explain what location data and location technologies are and how they are important in modelling and understanding the real world
  • Explain how location data enable digital government through better policies and improved public services
  • Provide examples of location-enabled policies and public services
  • Describe some key challenges in accessing and using location data for location-enabled public services and location-enabled policies

Course Structure

The course consists of several modules on key topics such as digital transformation, location data and technology, location interoperability and location-enabled digital government transformation.

  • The introduction explains the aim and the structure of the course and how you can use the knowledge gained through the course.
  • The first module on digital transformation explains what digital transformation is and how it is happening in many sectors including the government. The module discusses different aspects of digital government transformation, looking at changes and innovations in service delivery, policies and related internal and external processes.
  • The second module starts with an introduction to the variety of questions that are dealing with places and location, and shows how location data and location technologies are crucial in answering these questions.
  • The third module focuses on location interoperability and explains what – location – interoperability means and what are the main legal, organisational, semantic and technical challenges in reaching interoperability.
  • The fourth module of the course brings the topics of location data and technology, location interoperability and digital transformation together under the umbrella of location-enabled digital government transformation. The module shows how ‘location’ is used for improving key services and processes in the public sector and presents a set of strategies and initiatives on integrating location into digital government transformation.
  • The concluding module gives an overview of conclusions and key takeaways of the course.

The duration of the course is 4 hours.

The entire course is available at the dedicated playlist.