The Importance of a Legal and Policy Framework for Spatial Data

Why Location Matters : The Importance of a Legal and Policy Framework for Spatial Data

Kevin D. Pomfret, Esq.

Summary. Spatial technology – which includes a wide range of technologies, such as satellite  and aerial imaging systems, web-mapping services (WMS), geographic information systems (GIS), location-based services (LBS), radio frequency identification (RFID) and Global Position System (GPS) – is becoming a critical management and visualization tool for governments and business.  …  Unless an informed and cohesive legal and policy framework is developed for spatial data and services, there is a growing risk that this critical technology will ultimately be underutilized.
 

 

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