Governance and performance of open spatial data policies in Europe: What can we learn from the INSPIRE Reporting Process?

Glenn Vancauwenberghe, Bastiaan van Loenen

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    Abstract

    Many European countries are setting up initiatives and taking actions to make their data ‘open’, i.e. to make their data freely available for use and re-use without restrictions. The Digital Agenda for Europe, the first of seven flagships initiatives under Europe 2020, encourages governments to stimulate content markets by making public sector information available in a transparent and effective manner. It is hoped that the greater availability of interoperable public data will catalyse the secondary use of such data, leading to the growth of information industries and better government transparency. A large part of governmental data can be considered as spatial data, i.e. data that refer to a location on the earth. Typical examples of spatial data are topographical maps, address data, road data, and hydrographical data. Spatial data are becoming increasingly important in society, as most of the societal, environmental and economic challenges that governments, businesses and citizens are facing, require spatial understanding and insight.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationOpen Data Research Symposium
    Pages1-21
    Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2016
    EventOpen Data Research Symposium - Madrid, Spain
    Duration: 5 Oct 20165 Oct 2016

    Conference

    ConferenceOpen Data Research Symposium
    Abbreviated titleODRS16
    CountrySpain
    CityMadrid
    Period5/10/165/10/16

    Keywords

    • open data governance SDI INSPIRE

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