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 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, 19 EU and 3 non-EU countries (USA, South-Africa, and Norway), and several EU Institutions.
eGovernment Core Vocabularies are the starting point for developing interoperable eGovernment 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.
The Location Core Vocabulary provides a minimum set of classes and properties for describing a location represented as an address, a geographic name, or a geometry. This specification enables interoperability among land registers and any other ICT based solution exchanging and processing location information.
- From November 2011 till February 2012 version 0.2 was developed.
- On 17 February 2012 version 0.2 entered a month-long public review period, ending on 16 March 2012.
- In March 2012 all comments of the public review period were discussed in a Working Group meeting.
- On 7 May 2012 version 1.00 of the combined specification of Core Business, Core Location and Core Person Vocabulary was released.
- On 23 May 2012, the Coordination Group of the Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations (ISA) Programme has endorsed version 1.00 of the combined specification of Core Business, Core Location and Core Person Vocabulary.
Date: February 2013
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
Development and maintenance process
The applicable policy regarding the development and maintenance process of the Core Location Vocabulary is available here.
- ISA Deliverable: Process and Methodology for Developing Core Vocabularies
- Core Vocabularies - Case Study
- eGovernment Core Vocabularies
Information on collaboration
- Core Vocabularies: Working Group : The current members of the Core Vocabularies Working Group
- Public mail archive : the public mail archive of the mailing list of Core Location
- Core Location Contributor License Agreement
Upcoming release dates
Archived pages for past development cycles
- Core Vocabularies WG Virtual Meeting 2011.11.21
- Core Vocabularies WG Virtual Meeting 2011.12.01
- Core Vocabularies WG Virtual Meeting 2011.12.07
- Core Vocabularies WG Virtual Meeting 2011.12.08
- Core Vocabularies WG Virtual Meeting 2011.12.15
- Core Vocabularies WG Virtual Meeting 2011.12.22
- Core Vocabularies WG Virtual Meeting 2012.01.05
- Core Vocabularies WG Virtual Meeting 2012.01.12
- Core Vocabularies WG Virtual Meeting 2012.01.19
- Core Vocabularies WG Virtual Meeting 2012.03.26
- Core Vocabularies WG Virtual Meeting 2012.03.27
- Core Location Vocabulary WG Virtual Meeting 2012.04.03