AGILE: Application of Galileo in the LBS Environment

Updated: Aug 13, 2016

Project details

Total Cost: 
5 874 669 €
EU Contributions: 
3 200 000 €
Contract Number: 
Project Call: 
FP6 2nd Call
Start Date: 
End Date: 
Project Type: 


Mr John Hanley
LogicaCMG Ltd
The Office Park, Springfiled Drive
KT22 7LP
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1372 838081
+44 (0)1372 759719
Scientific Officer: 
Stefano Scarda

Location-based services for personal mobility have for some time been recognised as the primary future market for Galileo in terms of the number of users and potential revenue. Previous GNSS/Galileo activities in this field have focused, primarily, on emergency services and professional applications. The challenge of the AGILE project is to address the overall LBS mass-market, focusing on all aspects (marketing, institutional and technical) that may facilitate the acceptance and success of EGNOS and Galileo-based solutions from the perspective of delivering profitable business returns. The successful development of the Galileo business within the LBS market relies on the level of interest and confidence that the decision-makers at major telecom organisations have in Galileo for their business development. It is essential therefore that the telecom actors are made fully aware of the key features of EGNOS and Galileo in general and with respect to GPS. This promotion focus is especially important for Galileo as it continues to be developed, as the telecom world is mainly driven by short-term perspectives. However, with this in mind it is clear that the current EGNOS availability is the immediate solution to promote within the telecom environment. EGNOS’ vale-added services, which cannot be achieved by GPS, will enhance the solution and instil interest and confidence. The AGILE project places emphasis on the LBS enablers which will foster the development of GNSS-based LBS applications for the mass market. The ultimate objective is to proceed and consolidate the overall roadmap and actions which will efficiently bring Galileo-based, value-added applications to reality for the benefit of users and investors.


The two main objectives of AGILE are: - In the context of fierce competition from American companies, AGILE consolidates the position of the European LBS industry in the emerging LBS domain and develops pre-commercial EGNOS-based applications. - In the context of medium-term Galileo deployment, AGILE paves the way for the successful launch of Galileo-based LBS applications. The short-term strengthening of European industry in the LBS business will be the result of a clear and precise assessment of the European LBS market, and the demonstration and promotion of EGNOS-based commercially reliable services (as an improvement on GPS). The mid-term objective will be achieved by tackling the necessary LBS enablers (marketing, institutional and technical) in order to define a clear road map and consolidate a precise action plan for supporting the development of Galileo-enabled applications in the LBS user community.


The AGILE project will provide results covering all the key areas and elements required for the successful development of EGNOS and Galileo within the LBS business market. The main outcomes therefore will be as follows: - An assessment of the business and social benefits of EGNOS and Galileo within the LBS mass-market; - A detailed road map for the development of EGNOS and Galileo in the LBS sector; - A reference European consortium acting as representative of the overall LBS user community; - An extensive and efficient promotion of EGNOS/Galileo value-added service within the telecom world; - An active demonstration and awareness programme of pre-commercial EGNOS-based services at major events, especially within the telecom industries calendar; - A flexible architecture that will integrate with the core (wireless) telecommunications infrastructure at minimum cost and disruption to the operator, allowing for its adoption by multiple operators in order to extend the continuous provision of commercial services across networks and international borders (roaming). - An open LBS platform for validation, demonstration and awareness of European GNSS-based LBS applications, compliant with industry-recognised standards in the telecom, GIS and navigation sector.

Topics addressed by the AGILE project
Illustration of LBS applications addressed by the AGILE project
  • TeleConsult
  • Ertico
  • DEIMOS Space
  • Telefonica I+D
  • Telefonica Moviles Espania
  • CNES
  • GeoConcept
  • INT
  • Thales Alenia Space
  • ESYS
  • LogicaCMG
  • NSL
  • Mapflow
  • Enteos
  • IIASL - Leiden University
  • Skysoft