Value creation through digitisation

Data and Map

Efficient collection, processing, distribution, and use of data contains important potentials for streamlining and growth.

Data: The raw material of the 21st century

The Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities strives to create value through digitization of data. By bringing new arrangements into play and supporting data sharing among authorities and companies, we contribute to important profits for society.

Important efficiency gains for the public sector can be obtained by centralized data collection that can be reused across administrative systems and sectors. For citizens and companies, everyday life can be improved if data is are easily accessible and can be found in a central location. Innovative products and services can be created in recognizing data as the raw material of the 21st century.

A key actor in the work of digitisation of the public service sector

The Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities is a key actor in digitization of the public sector. The Ministry is for example responsible for the translation of a series of important initiatives under common public digitization strategies, including work in relation to geo-data.

The Digital Strategy 2016-2020 focuses attention on the potential of data and digitization as a motivating force for an efficient and growth-creation supply sector. The creation of digital infrastructure will contribute a more coherent management basis for uniform economic regulation along with efficient and transparent inspection. Moreover, it will support the work of supply companies to streamline and optimize internal working procedures in addition to simplification of administrative rules.

As part of the Digital Strategy 2016-2020, further development of the Danish Register of Underground Cable Owners (LER) will ensure that efficient and automated data sharing supports easier daily operations for private companies, relief of administrative procedures and provides socio-economic gains. The LER facilitates contact between excavators and owners of underground infrastructure, which makes it easier to get information about the position of wires in the ground before excavation work begins. This minimizes damages and any subsequent inconveniences.

Free basic data for societal benefit

Basic data are used across the public sector and are available to everybody free of charge. Examples include basic information about Denmark and Danes such as properties, addresses, roads and areas, water and climate, geography, persons and companies.

A simple and efficient data distribution system supports the best possible use of data. The Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities has developed the , which compiles, streamlines and modernizes the distribution of public basic data. This is to the benefit of authorities, companies and other users that have access to an easy and more stable supply of data.

The Danish cadastre system under the Danish Geodata Agency is a record of all title numbers in Denmark. The Danish cadastre system is used as a recording and administration basis by public authorities, thereby contributing to efficiency and coherency to the administrative system. 

Read about the Danish cadastre system here. 

Progress through digitisation

Streamlining and modernization by means of digitization are core components to the ongoing work of the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities. Whether the subject pertains to the field of climate, energy or utilities, good digital solutions provide a potential for better task management and improved everyday life for citizens and companies. By means of cooperation with municipalities and other authorities, the Ministry is constantly working on the development of new initiatives.


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