[Freegis-list] Open Access to Geospatial Data
cavallini at faunalia.it
Sun Aug 21 23:05:34 CEST 2005
This might be of interest to you:
If you do not already have it.
All the best.
At 15:59, domenica 21 agosto 2005, Maurizio Trevisani has probably written:
> Coul'd you help me?
> Where can I find samples of licence, similar tu the ones available for
> open source software (GPL, MPL, and so on), for geospatial data?
> Is there a site similar to http://www.opensource.org/licenses/index.php
> specifically about geodata?
> Maurizio Trevisani
> Jo Walsh wrote:
> >Very few world citizens enjoy open access to the information that
> >describes their surroundings; particularly the geospatial data
> >collected and brokered by their National Mapping Agencies, an
> >essential framework for understanding civic information of all kinds.
> >* All government-collected geodata should be open,
> > that is, available for free distribution
> > and re-use under a ShareAlike license.
> >* Online mapping projects creating freely reusable geodata
> > should offer a compatible open license.
> >* Common, standard formats for describing and exchanging data
> > should be adopted.
> >* Ultimately, all state-collected information
> > should be freely available,
> > in a structured machine-readable format.
> >An open data policy has economic benefits in terms of reduced cost and
> >increased innovation; it facilitates e-government and citizen engagement.
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