Licensing geographic data and services / Committee on Licensing Geographic Data and Services, National Research Council.

Contributor(s): National Research Council (U.S.).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academy of Sciences, c2004Description: xiv, 281 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0309092671.Subject(s): ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT | LICENSING | SERVICES | GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS | DATA | MAPPING | INTELLECTUAL PROPERTYHoldings: GRETA POINT: 004.67 LIC Online resources: Click here to access online Summary: Geographic data are used in all sectors of society to support a huge range of applications ranging from emergency response to land-use planning to location-based services. In the past, government agencies typically acquired ownership of such data from private-sector and other data producers and distributed these data without restriction. Licensing--whereby the producer may restrict redistribution--has emerged as an alternative business model that agencies must now consider among a suite of procurement options. The report highlights licensing perspectives and experiences of major stakeholder groups and examines the pros and cons of licensing. It concludes that licensing may be a viable option in some instances and advises agencies on how to best serve societal interest
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Geographic data are used in all sectors of society to support a huge range of applications ranging from emergency response to land-use planning to location-based services. In the past, government agencies typically acquired ownership of such data from private-sector and other data producers and distributed these data without restriction. Licensing--whereby the producer may restrict redistribution--has emerged as an alternative business model that agencies must now consider among a suite of procurement options. The report highlights licensing perspectives and experiences of major stakeholder groups and examines the pros and cons of licensing. It concludes that licensing may be a viable option in some instances and advises agencies on how to best serve societal interest

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