Location Interoperability Framework Observatory (LIFO) – Case studies

Report: Location Interoperability Framework Observatory delivers value for participants across Europe

Published on: 25/03/2022
Last update: 30/03/2022

The Location Interoperability Framework Observatory (LIFO) monitors the implementation of location interoperability good practices in European public administrations, based on the level of adoption of recommendations in the five focus areas of the European Union Location Framework (EULF) Blueprint.

report coverLIFO information is captured through a national user survey where 10 countries participated in 2019 and 23 in 2020. The information collected and analysed can be used to examine current national and European status, compare countries, identify strengths and areas needing improvement, uncover best practice solutions, and plan appropriate measures, including potential partnerships and reuse of solutions.

This report contains an assessment of the LIFO national user survey process to determine what improvements are needed. For this assessment 4 countries  -Czech Republic, Italy, Norway and Slovenia- examined the LIFO process and outputs as a structured "case study" covering:

  • Assessment of the LIFO process
  • LIFO online tools,
  • LIFO outreach
  • Usage of LIFO results
  • evolution of  LIFO

Based on the finding of these case studies, the report provides recommendations concerning the five dimensions investigated and described above. These recommendations addresses the entities that could initiate the suggested actions.


Download the report here

How to cite this document: Pedroli, M., Rotundo, A. and Boguslawski, R., Location Interoperability Framework Observatory delivers value for participants across Europe, Hernandez Quiros, L. editor(s), Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2022, ISBN 978-92-76-48648-0, doi:10.2760/21773, JRC128644.

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