Blueprint downloads

The online Blueprint content corresponds to the Blueprint v4 document. You can download this and previous versions by clicking on the links below.


EULF Blueprint v4.0 2020  
EULF Blueprint v3.0 2019  
EULF Blueprint v2.0 2018  
EULF Blueprint v1.0 2017  


Change history

Version 4.0  Inclusion of a foreword positioning the EULF Blueprint as the ISA2 Programme draws to a close.

Rework of the introduction, with a new Gartner hype cycle of digital government technologies – 2019 and assumptions on some of the main definitions.

Addition of a cross-references between the EIF and EULF Blueprint recommendations.

Review and update of links and further reading to ensure they remain applicable.

Updates to the 'current state' and 'future vision' for each focus area, taking into account the findings of the ELISE studies and the LIFO 2019 survey.

Refocusing some of the recommendations to reflect developments in European digital and data policy and give greater emphasis on data ecosystems, digital platforms, location intelligence and technology-enabled innovation.

Addition of a cross-reference table between EULF best practices and EULF Blueprint recommendations. Inclusion of several new best practices drawn from ELISE studies and the LIFO 2019 survey. 

Cross-references to the recently published ELISE study: The Role of Spatial Data Infrastructures in the Digital Government Transformation of Public Administrations.

An updated glossary, including new entries for spatial data infrastructures, data ecosystems, digital twins, European data spaces, high value datasets, and location intelligence.

Version 3.0  The main findings were incorporated from an ELISE study on the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into effect in May 2018.

There were a number of updates to reflect new developments, e.g. an updated Gartner Hype Cycle, additional considerations on the use of APIs, and some new reference materials.

A number of changes were made to improve readability, including creating more structured “how to” checklists for each recommendation. The actions are grouped under sub-headings, which were used to define priority questions for the Location Interoperability Framework Observatory (LIFO) assessment of location interoperability in Member States.

The revision mirrors the layout of the online guidance, enabling readers to move easily between the two formats.

Version 2.0  A new introduction was included to emphasise the strategic importance of location data and its role in digital government transformation.

The recommendations, checklists and reference materials were refreshed to include additional content and improve readability.

A new recommendation was added on data quality, Additional content was provided on new technical themes, including MESH architectures and APIs. A number of new best practice use cases were added.

Some of the recommendations were reworded. The supporting text was simplified and the checklists were made more ‘actionable’.

Version 1.0  Initial publication