Licensing Geographic Data and Services

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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 interests.

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Committee on Licensing Geographic Data and Services, National Research Council


1 Front Matter; 2 Executive Summary; 3 1 Introduction; 4 2 Society's Goals; 5 3 The Geographic Data Market: Offerings, Players, and Methods of Exchange; 6 4 Experiences of Government in Licensing Geographic Data From and To the Private Sector; 7 5 Legal Analysis; 8 6 Economic Analysis; 9 7 The Public Interest; 10 8 Licensing Decisions and Strategies; 11 9 New Institutions; 12 10 Recommendations; 13 Appendix A: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members; 14 Appendix B: List of Contributors; 15 Appendix C: Digital Geographic Data Available in the United States; 16 Appendix D: Selected Licensing Models, Selected Licensing Alternatives, and Clearview Contract; 17 Appendix E: Glossary; 18 Appendix F: List of Acronyms

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780309092678
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9780309092678
  • ISBN10: 0309092671

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