LIFO 2020 | Spain

LIFO 2020 Spain - 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 Spain is based on the information provided by Ministerio de Transportes, Movilidad y Agenda Urbana (Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda).

LIFO 2020 Spain


The information gathered through the LIFO 2020 data collection indicates that Spain scores above the European average in almost all focus areas, with only the “Digital Government Integration” focus area falling below the European average

In the “Return on Investment” focus area, Spain’s strengths are linked to the excellent performance in monitoring location-based services, to the well-established and convincing approach to the communication of availability and benefits of location data and location enabled digital public services, and to the wide set of measures implemented to make the process of searching, finding and accessing location data and web services as easy as possible

Spain is also well positioned in the “Standardisation and Reuse” focus area, due to the consistent application of relevant international standards (complemented where necessary by national standards), to a coherent data quality approach and to the extensive and consistent standardisation effort undertaken in the geospatial domain.

The strengths in the “Policy and Strategy Alignment” focus area are linked to the wide range of location core reference datasets available for general use under an open licence, to the fact that most organisations are fully compliant with GDPR, and to the specific references to the applicable parts of the INSPIRE Directive and/or national/international standards in the procurement documents of location data and services. There is room for improvement in the use of location-based evidence for policy making.

In the “Governance, Partnerships and Capabilities” focus area, Spain has implemented an extensive range of initiatives to raise awareness and develop geospatial skills. There is margin for improvement in the governance and partnership dimensions.

Finally, in the “Digital Government Integration” focus area, there is margin for improvement, particularly in optimising the use of location information among key digital public services and in the set of actions implemented for the integration of location and statistical information.

LIFO index for 2020

The value of the overall LIFO index combining the scores for all focus areas is 0.61, which confirms the good performance of Spain in terms of location interoperability. This compares with a European average of 0.55.

                                Overall EULF Blueprint implementation for Spain


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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