Acces to government information unnecessary remains a case of professional elite

B van Loenen, JA Zevenbergen, J de Jong

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    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.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Title of host publicationShaping the Change; XXIII international FIG congress
    EditorsT Gollwitzer, K Hillinger, M Villikka
    Place of PublicationDenmark
    PublisherFIG Office
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)87-90907-52-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    EventShaping the Change; XXIII international FIG congress - Denmark
    Duration: 8 Oct 200613 Oct 2006

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    PublisherFIG Office


    ConferenceShaping the Change; XXIII international FIG congress


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