LIFO 2020 | Denmark

LIFO 2020 Denmark - Country Factsheet

Published on: 18/02/2022
Last update: 17/02/2022
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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.

The overview of 2020 location interoperability status in Denmark is based on the information provided by Styrelsen for Dataforsyning og Effektivisering (SDFE – Agency for Data Supply and Efficiency)

LIFO 2020 Denmark


According to the location interoperability state of play identified through the implementation of the EULF Blueprint recommendations, Denmark has performed better than the European average of 23 surveyed countries in all focus areas

In the “Policy and Strategy Alignment” focus area, Denmark’s strengths include the alignment between digital and location policies, the country’s full preparedness for the GDPR under a location data perspective and the widespread exploitation of location-based evidence and analysis to support relevant topics.

In the “Digital Government Integration” focus area, the main factors that have contributed to Denmark’s high score are the significant number of key digital public services that use location information as an important feature in performing the service and the very extensive use of the public sector SDI in the private sector and other organisations for the delivery of new and innovative applications, products and services. On top of this, Denmark also implements several actions for the integration of location and statistical information in the production of location-based statistics.

As for the “Standardisation and Reuse” focus area, the high score is primarily due to the adoption of the EIF principles and to the availability of APIs for all high-value datasets. Moreover, a consistent set of standards necessary for the INSPIRE implementing rules and technical guidelines have been adopted, and several actions have been implemented to assure data quality. On a negative side, no specific framework is used for the analysis of data quality, nor are data quality standards linked to data standards.

In the “Return on Investment” focus area, the strategic approach to funding of location information and location-based services, joined with strong communication of the availability and benefits of location data and location-enabled digital public services, is what has contributed to position Denmark well above the European average. An opportunity for improvement is the lack of use of the monitoring information to prioritise investments in location-enabled services, or of a common maturity assessment method to benchmark service performance with other EU Member States.

Finally, in the “Governance, Partnership and Capabilities” focus area, the factors that contributed to the good score are the adoption of an integrated and effective governance of location information processes and the organisation of a number of initiatives to raise awareness and develop geospatial skills. On the other hand, public-private partnerships and cross-border agreements for the development and operation of location-enabled services are not widely exploited.

Denmark has participated also in LIFO 2019. For the 2019 factsheet, click here

LIFO index for 2020

The LIFO index for Denmark combining the scores for all focus areas is 0.73, which confirms the good performance of Denmark in terms of location interoperability. This compares with a European average of 0.55.

                         Overall EULF Blueprint implementation for Denmark


Additional information

For more details, download the factsheet in the attachment section below.

Click here to find out more about the Location Interoperability Framework Observatory (LIFO)

Click here to explore the LIFO 2020 and 2019 results in the LIFO Interactive Dashboards  


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