About Core Location Vocabulary

The Core Location Vocabulary is a simplified, reusable and extensible data model that captures the fundamental characteristics of a location, represented as an address, a geographic name, or a geometry.


The latest version of the Core Vocabularies can be downloaded from
(direct link to version 1.1)



E-Government Core Vocabularies are the starting point for developing interoperable e-Government systems as it allows mappings with existing data models. This guarantees Public Administrations to attain cross-border and cross-sector interoperability.  Please refer to the eGovernment Core Vocabularies paper on the approach and benefits of Core Concepts for further background.

Core Vocabularies Working Group

The Core Location Vocabulary is one of the three Core Vocabularies that have been developed in the context of Action 2.1 of the (ISA²) programme. The specification is developed by a multi disciplinary Working Group, with a total of 69 people from 22 countries, 18 EU and 4 non-EU countries (USA, South-Africa, Norway and Croatia), and several EU Institutions.


Known implementations

Greek Tax Authorities business registry published as linked open data using core business and core location
Owner: International Hellenic University
Date: June 2012



Core Location Pilot - Interconnecting Belgian Address Data


Date: February 2013






Image removed. Geonuvum PILOD: HuisKluis - NetAge.nl Address  Mapping of the Dutch 'Building and Address' base register
Participants: Forum Standaardisatie, gemeente Amersfoort, gemeente Nijmegen, Hack de Overheid, Kadaster, Kwaliteitsinstituut Nederlandse Gemeenten, Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu, InterProvinciaal Overleg, Geobusiness Nederland en Geonovum, Netage, ...
Date: June 2013


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Core Location Vocabulary Working Group

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European Union
Supra-national authority
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Solution type
[ABB194] Core Data Model


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