[Geowanking] call for help from EU GIS hackers re EC legislation
Dirk-Willem van Gulik
dirkx at webweaving.org
Tue Oct 19 08:09:39 PDT 2004
On Tue, 19 Oct 2004, Sam Critchley - A2B.cc wrote:
> I think part of the problem is that there are a gazillion companies in
I strongly urge you to read the Inspire and background docs in full
detail; as in virtually all cases it is not so much the corperate world
but a (mis)guided deire by the govt's. to capitalize their digital
asssets and/or ensure that they can make their mapping dept.s into
independent agencies which have some sort of revenue based income stream
as opposed to a tax payer fed stream.
Most of the commisison is remarkebly free of this.
> the EU making money from charging for services in this area (although
> many of them would actually benefit if the data were free), and only a
> couple of thousand people on the other end of things who know enough
> about the situation to make a noise about it - educating people who
> aren't directly involved is probably part of the challenge.
And you may actually be better off going to your local parliament than to
a EP member :-).
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