About LIFO - Location Interoperability Framework Observatory

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What is LIFO?

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 EULF Blueprint.

LIFO pictogram The EULF Blueprint provides guidance for the implementation of the European Interoperability Framework (EIF) in the geospatial domain. Consequently, the LIFO complements the EIF monitoring mechanism operated by the  National Interoperability Framework Observatory (NIFO). LIFO data collection is carried out using the EUSurvey tool. The first LIFO data collection in 2019 involved 10 participating countries, while the second LIFO data collection in 2020 involved 23 participating countries.

The information collected through the LIFO 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.

The LIFO State of Play and emerging best practices are incorporated in updates to the EULF Blueprint, ensuring the guidance framework remains up-to-date.

Accessing LIFO information

Select one of the buttons below to access the various LIFO outputs. You can examine individual LIFO country factsheets or the LIFO European State of Play for a selected year, explore the LIFO results at different levels of granularity for selected countries and years in the LIFO Interactive Dashboards, read about the LIFO Analytical Model used in the assessment, and see how participants have used the LIFO results in practice (LIFO Cases Studies).


State of play



Case Studies



Owner/Contact Information

Joint Research Centre (JRC)
Academia/Scientific organisation
Contact information
Lorena Hernandez


Solution type
Interoperable Digital Public Service


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