[Freegis-list] Re: [Openstreetmap] Open Access to State-collected Geospatial Data

SteveC steve at fractalus.com
Sat Aug 20 18:10:57 CEST 2005


And sign the pledge

http://www.pledgebank.com/geodata

* @ 20/08/05 04:46:29 PM jo at frot.org 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.
> 
> http://okfn.org/geo/manifesto.php is a set of statements about Open
> Access to State-collected Geospatial Data. 
> 
> * 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.
> 
> Please read the manifesto and, if you agree with the statements it contains,
> sign up to support it: http://okfn.org/geo/manifesto.php#signup
> 
> 
> -jo
>  
> --
> http://mappinghacks.com/
> 
> 
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have fun,

SteveC steve at fractalus.com http://www.fractalus.com/steve/



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