More good news for a common geographic reference across Europe as the EC invite EuroGeographics to negotiations in September.
The ELFI (European Location Framework I) proposal achieved one of the highest possible scores at the bid stage. With 14 out of 15 possible points there appears to be little that the commission would need to change to this bid.
David Overton at dbyhundred is very proud to have been Bid Manager on this proposal and is delighted to see that it progresses.
In parallel (and through some solid coordination) the European Commission are advancing their plans beyond INSPIRE to encourage a common “EU” location framework (EULF) for all public and private sector use under their ISA programme (Interoperability Solutions for a European Public Administrations). Previously INSPIRE has been targeted at the Environmental community, but this development cements the location information industries importance at the heart of policy making in Europe.
dbyhundred is tracking these trends and analysing forthcoming calls and potential tenders to help clients and associates win their bids in this exciting and growing area.