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GS1 Loc Database

Helyadatbázis.JPGThe GS1-principled Location Database is a unique solution developed by GS1 Hungary.

1. What is Location database?

Location database is a constantly growing and “broadenable” database developed by GS1 Hungary based on international standards and authentic sources in a modern IT environment, which is capable of supporting any track and trace system since it provides accurate and reliable data for stakeholders of the supply chain at real time. Identification of physical location is always carried out by GLN - one of the major identification keys of GS1 System of Standards for the sake of global interpretation. Location data from the boundary of a given country to that of real properties are from authentic sources, and what is more, it is also possible to identify and record data of any locations playing an important role in business processes, which is taken care of users (such as land, parts of real estates, warehouses, premises, rooms etc.).


2. How is it linked with Logger for Staff?

Location database is also an important building block of GS1 Logger for Staff application solution developed by GS1 Hungary that has made it available for the whole GS1 international community. In that solution the result of each scan is linked with the accurate physical location of the given scan, which is very useful traceability information.


The coordinates of the location of the scan is located by the smart phone of the user and on the basis of that particular piece of information the mobile application receives from the Location database the attributes of the smallest place where the coordinate pair belongs to.

Physical locations returned to GS1 Logger for Staff application have their own data sheet, in which all the master data and the position of the given location in the map can be seen.

3. How does it become a basic element of an up-to-date traceability system?

The most significant added value of Location database built on GS1 Standards is that it provides interoperability towards databases build on GS1 identification principles keeping records of master data of other entities. Thus location-related information on organisations (GLN), products (GTIN) and documents (GDTI) becomes available for users, through which the basis of a complex traceability system usable in any sector may be furnished.

4. How is it linked with international location positioning?

Location database has been designed to be able to provide interoperability between the various location positioning (satellite and GNSS) and orthographic systems since a globally individual identifier is linked to all locations with physical expansion. To these identifiers coordinate values defined in any positioning (satellite) or orthographic systems may be chained as master data. As a result Location database built on GS1 principles is able to serve any map application. Further development of Location database into this direction may be given a major boost by the SUNRISE project of the European GNSS Agency supported by the EU, to the Location-Based Services (LBS) Forum of which GS1 has received a permanent invitation through its secretariat organisation, i.e. the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).


5. How can all this become a global solution applicable in practice?

GS1 is capable of becoming a reliable source of master data related to physical locations by developing on its global standards an international network of location databases applying other international, regional and national standards as well. If the public administration bodies of the individual countries in cooperation with the local GS1 Member Organization ensures set up and operate location databases on the basis of GS1 identification principles including in certain cases full-range physical locations complemented with the master data (containing the adequate geographical coordinates), they may be linked according to the functional principle of the GEPIR network. The other solution is to create different national location database-profiles using the cloud technology. However, it is a key issue to involve the given countries’ administrative authorities responsible for keeping records of geographical locations and administrative areas because that’s how it is to be ensured that location databases set up jointly should qualify as authentic. Thus new prospects would open up to join the GALILEO programme, in the course of which a GS1-principled location databases may become the base and background for public administration or civil services related to location positioning.

GS1 Hungary’s Location Database has been tested in a cloud computing environment. Based on our experiences, GS1 Hungary could help other GS1 Member Organizations to create their own national location profiles maintaining it as a cloud database. For more information please contact Mr. Balazs Fekete senior consultant at

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