Structure

The ELF Project is a large and complex project requiring the coordinated work of 40 consortium partners.  In order to manage the delivery of the project this work is sub-divided into 9 sub-projects, referred to as Work Packages.  Each work package is described here showing the high level objectives plus a more detailed description.  Each work package has a designated leader with each of these leaders forming the project governance body for the project, the Project Management Group.
 
In addition to the work packages and their leaders, the project is dependent on three key roles
 

  • Project Coordinator – the overall project director for the ELF Project.  This role is supplied by Kartverket
  • Project Administrator – responsible for the project management office (PMO) for the ELF Project. This role is supplied by Kartverket
  • Technical Coordinator – the overall technical lead for the ELF Project.  This role also includes aspects of Project Management in support of the Project Coordinator.  This role is supplied by the National Land Survey, Finland

Work Package 1: Management of the ELF Project

  • Ensure that the project delivers the desired outcome and deliverables on time and within budget, in line with the contract with the Commission.
  • Ensure the proper and efficient management and co-ordination of the project partners and work plan
  • Provide assessment and feedback to project partners
  • Deliver financial and administrative reports
  • Assess and evaluate the project results and experience

This work package is led by the Project Coordinator, Kartverket
 

Work Package 2 : ELF Specifications

  • To provide ELF data specifications based on existing INSPIRE specifications
  • To provide data maintenance and processing specifications for the geo-tools
  • To provide product and service specifications for the ELF services

This work package is led by BKG
 

Work Package 3 : ELF Services and Data Content

  • Provide data via national services (based on ELF specifications)
  • Provide secured, cascaded ELF services based on the national services
  • Provide an open source based cloud service platform

This work package is led by Kartverket
 

Work Package 4 : Implementation of ELF Geo-Tools

  • Provide geo-tools for use within the NMCAs (and other data providers)
  • Provide a Geo Product Finder tool for the public

This work package is led by Kadaster
 

Work Package 5 : ELF Cloud Service Platform

  • Offer a highly scalable service, readily usable by application developers and end-users, whether they use desktop, web or mobile GIS applications
  • Harvest data from the data sources
  • Document the technical architecture of the E.L.F platform as implemented by the project

This work package is led by interactive instruments
 

Work Package 6 : User and 3rd party data content for ELF

  • Make thematic and other data from different sources available to add value for the user
  • To increase the use of authoritative data
  • Increase integration with third party services and existing cross border co-operations

This work package is led by EuroGeographics
 

Work Package 7 : ELF Service Instances

  • To further develop and extend applications that make use of ELF platform and the authoritative data either by Consortium members or third parties
  • To stimulate innovation through code sprints using the ELF platform

This work package is led by the National Land Survey, Sweden
 

Work Package 8: ELF Engagement and Dissemination

  • To build awareness of the project and its outcomes with stakeholders
  • To engage with all stakeholders to leverage project value
  • To create and drive the necessary communications infrastructure for the project
  • Put in place a programme of strategic communications to stakeholders in support of sustainable access by users beyond the project period

This work package is led by Netrius Management Services
 

Work Package 9: Sustainable access and use of ELF services

  • To create a policy for a sustainable legal interoperability, to ensure that the data from the ELF platform will be available for use and re-use after the end of the pilot
  • To ensure that the policy created are consistent with European legislation and policy; in particular the INSPIRE directive rules for data and service sharing and network services and the PSI directive
  • To work for an increased amount of data being available freely at the point of use, by encouraging the establishment of framework agreements, open licenses and minimum or no charge license fees
  • To provide a Terms of Reference for the ELF platform

This work package is led by Kartverket

The Competitiveness & Innovation framework Programme (CIP) Information and Communication Technologies Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP) Open Data and open access to scientific information (Project reference 325140)

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