Increasing the Availability of Spatial Data Held by Public Sector Bodies: Some Experiences and Guidelines

26 Pages Posted: 18 Aug 2011  

Katleen Janssen

KU Leuven

Aleksandra Kuczerawy

KU Leuven, Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP)

Date Written: August 1, 2011

Abstract

This working paper provides general guidelines for policies for access and licensing spatial data held by the public sector, using the example of the OneGeology-Europe project. It presents the legal grounds that should be used for constructing a list of requirements for these data policies, i.e. the Aarhus directive, the PSI directive, and the INSPIRE directive. Next,it addresses some challenges for the harmonization of public bodies’ data policy and how these challenges can be tackled. Finally, the role of model licences is examined and some proposals for simplifying licences for spatial data are made.

Keywords: spatial data, re-use of PSI, licensing, data policy

Suggested Citation

Janssen, Katleen and Kuczerawy, Aleksandra, Increasing the Availability of Spatial Data Held by Public Sector Bodies: Some Experiences and Guidelines (August 1, 2011). ICRI Research Paper, Vol. 3, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1911394

Katleen Janssen (Contact Author)

KU Leuven

Oude Markt 13
Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant 3000
Belgium

Aleksandra Kuczerawy

KU Leuven, Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP) ( email )

Sint-Michielsstraat 6 box 3443
Leuven
Belgium

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