Spatial Law and Policy: Top 10 Stories of 2011
by Kevin Pomfret, Spatial Law and Policy Blob, December 27, 2011
- U.S. Supreme Court to address law enforcement’s use of tracking devices.
- Impact of budget cuts becoming more pronounced
- Privacy issues regarding geolocation becomes international story
- Increased efforts to regulate Internet
- Commercial use of drones becoming a reality
- Lightsquared/GPS dispute
- India revises its Remote Sensing Data Policy
- Indonesia passes Geospatial Information Act
- Big Data
For full text of Kevin’s article with a great discussion on each topic and useful links, visit Spatial Law and Policy: Spatial Law and Policy: Top 10 Stories of 2011.
- Hot Spatial Law and Policy Issues for the Coming Year (geodatapolicy.wordpress.com)
- Spatial Law and the Smart Grid (geodatapolicy.wordpress.com)
- Geospatial Information Technology in Indonesia and its Legal Framework (geodatapolicy.wordpress.com)
- Six Provocations for Big Data (geodatapolicy.wordpress.com)
- Webinar on Geospatial Privacy (geodatapolicy.wordpress.com)
- Former FGDC Executive Director on Mapping and the Spatial Data Infrastructure (geodatapolicy.wordpress.com)
- New CRS Report on Governmental Tracking of Cell Phones and Vehicles (geodatapolicy.wordpress.com)
Deborah N. Simorangkir, Universitas Pelita Harapan, and Davidson Samoir, HukumOnline.com, Revista 2- Año 1, (Abr-2011-Jun-2011) ISSN 2173-6588. Abstract: Throughout the history of humankind, cultural, economic, political, and technical forces have led to social changes. Some of these changes were drastic, but some others were more gradual. The latest innovation that has changed society drastically and is sure to evolve rapidly in the future is geospatial information technology. Even though Indonesia is a developing country, the development of its technology is not far behind other countries – including in geospatial technology. Because such technology is no longer restricted to the military but is now available to a wider public, laws must be passed to ensure that the end users will get credible, accurate and accountable information and that in the end, geospatial products actually serve for the betterment of society.
For full text of the article visit Geospatial Information Technology in Indonesia and its Legal Framework. Thanks to Kevin Pomfret for the heads up.
- Indonesia’s Geospatial Information Act No 4 2011 – “open”, not free, and liabilities for inaccurate data (Between the Poles)
- Indonesia develops NSDI using cloud computing (rashidfaridi.wordpress.com)