[geo-discuss] Re: petition.publicgeodata.org 4 Switzerland !

Vasile Craciunescu vasile at geo.unibuc.ro
Wed Apr 12 07:59:52 UTC 2006

Hi Jo,

What about Romania and Bulgaria. Both "candidate countries" are expecting
a positive answer from EU at the end of 2006. INSPIRE website include
reports (Sate of Play section) for both countries (Turkey also). Recently,
in Romania, a INSPIRE working group was formed. It includes
representatives from all the institutions involved in geospatial data
collection, management and dissemination.
Personally i know lots of romanian people (including me) that strongly
support the public domain license for the state collected geodata and are
eager to sign the petition.

Vasile Craciunescu

> dear Felix, thanks for writing.
> On Tue, Apr 11, 2006 at 11:09:48PM +0200, eXception handler - Felix A.
> Kaegi wrote:
>> perfect petition - we not only love it - we need it - and quite very
>> soon !
>> would you please also add the Country Switzerland to the petitions
>> address drop down list, so we could hand in the results also to the
>> Swiss
>> Government
>> that does actually not belong to the EU.
>> PS: I've signet the petition without chooseing any country so far - but
>>        without data we cannot hand in the petition to the Swiss
>> Government.
> You're the first Swiss person I've had this request from, but
> appreciate that it's a big issue, also for the Norwegians; it seems
> worse for them, because the Norwegian national mapping agency has been
> heavily involved in the INSPIRE design process and plan to implement
> whatever results from the Directive.
> I've been reluctant to add non-EU member states to the petition, as it's
> about something so EU specific (a couple of Canadians have been in
> touch to talk about their local issues; but Canada is *in theory* a
> way ahead, slowly moving towards the open access stance in a pragmatic
> way - http://geocoder.ca/ is built with public geodata for example)
> But Switzerland and Norway as special cases are probably ones that we
> should consider including, as they will both be very much affected by
> any EU Directive describing the public's right to access
> state-collected geodata...
> (unless anyone on the list has a strong reason to object to this, I'll
> extend the country list in a couple of hours)
> jo
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