[geo-discuss] Re: [Openstreetmap] Open Access to State-collected Geospatial Data
steve at fractalus.com
Sat Aug 20 16:10:57 UTC 2005
And sign the pledge
* @ 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
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