This week is Sunshine Week, an effort to shine the light on closed data practices at all levels of government. Geospatial data is often kept under wraps at the county level within the United States, despite repeated efforts to make this data freely accessible. There’s an in-depth assessmet of this issue in a story on Wired.com titled, “Officials Hoard Valuable Databases Funded by Taxpayers.” The feature highlights the ruling last month that forced the release of data from Santa Clara County in California.
Focus on Open Data Shines Light on Geospatial Hoarding
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