Value¿added use of geographic information is important in the development of geographic information infrastructures. In spite of the European directive ¿Reuse of public sector information¿, the market for value-added geographic information products and services based on government information hardly develops in Europe under current circumstances. The value-added business community uses the information to a limited extent because of the high price and the restrictive use conditions. As a consequence the use of these public datasets remains limited to a stable group of professional users; the mass is not reached. However, this paper argues that the barriers can be levelled through an alternative to current access policies. The alternative access policy may be a first step towards the widespread availability of valueadded geographic information services satisfying the needs of the public data providers, the value-added businesses, and the citizen.
|Title of host publication||Shaping the Change; XXIII international FIG congress|
|Editors||T Gollwitzer, K Hillinger, M Villikka|
|Place of Publication||Denmark|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Event||Shaping the Change; XXIII international FIG congress - Denmark|
Duration: 8 Oct 2006 → 13 Oct 2006
|Conference||Shaping the Change; XXIII international FIG congress|
|Period||8/10/06 → 13/10/06|
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van Loenen, B., Zevenbergen, JA., & de Jong, J. (2006). Acces to government information unnecessary remains a case of professional elite. In T. Gollwitzer, K. Hillinger, & M. Villikka (Eds.), Shaping the Change; XXIII international FIG congress (pp. 1-12). FIG Office.