Acces to government information unnecessary remains a case of professional elite

B van Loenen, JA Zevenbergen, J de Jong

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    Abstract

    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
    Pages1-12
    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

    Conference

    ConferenceShaping the Change; XXIII international FIG congress
    Period8/10/0613/10/06

    Keywords

    • Conf.proc. > 3 pag

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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.