The Cost(s) of Geospatial Open Data
Track: Research & Sciences
Authors: Peter Johnson
Open data is government data provided for free, with minimal restrictions on reuse. It is often framed as an untapped resource for entrepreneurs to drive business models. This paper builds upon investigations of the infrastructures needed to open and share spatial data, focusing on external and often unintended impacts, creating a framework that identifies costs for different open data stakeholder communities and details key trade-offs created by government open data provision.