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What is the solution about?

TIMAPS is a user-friendly online questionnaire, designed as a self-assessment tool to assist public service owners to evaluate key technical interoperability aspects of their digital public service.

Technical interoperability focuses on the technical aspects of linking information systems and services. It includes aspects such as interface specifications, interconnection services, data integration services, data presentation and exchange, syntactic definitions, etc. Technical Interoperability is usually associated with hardware/software components, systems and platforms that enable machine-to-machine communication to take place. The interoperability of information systems is essential in providing integrated government services.

On completion of the survey, the public service owners receive tailored feedback and recommendations on how to further improve their service in terms of technical interoperability.

TIMAPS serves complementary to the IMAPS survey and its use is recommended in conjunction with IMAPS, to vertically assess the behavioural aspects of a digital public service, from the technical behavioural interoperability viewpoint.

What are the benefits of TIMAPS?

TIMAPS enables public service owners to evaluate, improve and consider key interoperability aspects of their public service, looking at the context of their Service Delivery (D) and Service Consumption (C), assessing:

  • technical behavioural interoperability specifications of the data, information and knowledge delivered and consumed;
  • technical behavioural interoperability capabilities that enable the delivery and consumption of services, data, information and knowledge;
  • technical behavioural interoperability manifestations of the public service delivering and consuming services, data, information and knowledge.
TIMAPS Conceptual model

TIMAPS is fully compliant with the latest version of the European Interoperability Framework (EIF).

TIMAPS provides a compact and highly user-friendly online self-assessment survey.

Start your TIMAPS assessment!

The current version of TIMAPS (TIMAPS v1.1.0) is available at the EU survey portal: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/TIMAPS_v_1_1_0.

Owner/Contact Information

DIGIT, Interoperable Europe Initiative
Supra-national authority
Contact information
IMAPS action - Interoperable Europe public policy initiative, DEP programme, Directorate-General for Informatics (DIGIT), European Commission
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Solution type
Technical Interoperability Agreement
Under development


Only facilitators and authors can create content.
Non moderated