Tag Archives: geopolicy

Information Sharing is a Cultural Commitment

I sat on a panel Friday at the IJIS WIS3 Information Sharing and Safeguarding event where we were asked to think about the big problems with making cross-domain information sharing work. What I take away from the afternoon is this. … Continue reading

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What’s up with Google’s data licensing policies?

Wow. Mikel is mad as hell and he isn’t going to take it anymore, saying, “We Need to Stop Google’s Exploitation of Open Communities“. An important perspective from someone who has been at ground zero of open (geo)data efforts for … Continue reading

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Why techies and policy wonks need to communicate

The systems discusssed above have the potential to strip away locational privacy from individuals, making it possible for others to ask (and answer) the following sorts of questions by consulting the location databases: Did you go to an anti-war rally … Continue reading

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The Sum of my Nonsecrets is not that interesting

There’s a big societal worry, in general, about the safety and privacy of personal information in the Internet age. In some cases, like banking and medical records, that worry is well-founded. But for the most part, people should just act … Continue reading

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OGC Geospatial Rights Management Summit

I was going to write a long blog entry about this event, but Adena does the job nicely here: OGC Geospatial Rights Management Summit: Moving the Discussion Forward

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