ELISE is developing a framework of guidelines, recommendations and reusable tools for implementing and enabling geospatial interoperability, building on the initial work of EULF and ARe3NA, and evolving to address the implications of new policies and technologies.
Besides, ELISE is investigating disruptive technological developments for data exchange, licensing, privacy, and new ways of finding and using location data.
The Re3gistry is a reusable open-source solution for managing and sharing ‘reference codes’, ensuring concepts are correctly referenced in any other sector. Licensed under the EUPL, it has been developed in a context neutral way as an open-source project, so that it can be deployed or further developed for any sector wanting to have authentic reference data/codes made available for information systems and human users. [read more]
INSPIRE Reference Validator
ELISE is supporting INSPIRE implementers validating their different resources (datasets, metadata and services) through:
- the development and improvement of the ETF testing framework software,
- the development of new Abstract Test Suites (ATS) and Executable Test Suites (ETS),
- the development of a new User Interface (UI)
- and the provision of support to the user and developer community through a dedicated helpdesk.
European Union Location Framework Blueprint
The European Union Location Framework (EULF) Blueprint is a guidance framework for 'location enabling digital government. The framework is divided into five focus areas, where a 'current state' assessment and 'future state' vision are outlined and key points for achieving the vision are described through a series of recommendations. Each recommendation comprises a rationale for its inclusion, a series of action checklists, challenges to be overcome, illustrative best practices links to related EIF recommendations and recommended further reading. [read more]
The Synonyms finder is an open-source tool that provides a convenient way to collect synonyms and related terms from a given list of words.
To detect synonyms, the tool consults vocabularies available online and performs syntactic comparisons and consults the semantic information (relationships) present in the online resources. The tool allows working iteratively, allowing, for example, to "find synonyms of synonyms". It also provides links to the original resources, letting the user further explore the origin of the hits found. [read more]