[OSGeo-Discuss] Looking for information about Open Data practices and how it help to foster collaboration.

Haris Kurtagic haris at sl-king.com
Sat Jan 16 04:23:13 EST 2010

I really like presentation from Jason Birch from City of Nanaimo about
reasons to open data and how to do it.
<http://www.slideshare.net/JasonBirch/moving-beyond-the-desk>Don't forget to
look at notes too, I did forgot first time.


On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 10:11 PM, Bob Basques
<Bob.Basques at ci.stpaul.mn.us>wrote:

>  All,
>  I'm putting together a proposal here at the City to open up more of our
> datasets to the public.  We currently have about 30 GIS data layers
> available to the public*,* <http://,> with ~170 layers that are not
> public.  While there are some layers that won't be made available for
> security or licensing issues, there are many that the owners of simply don't
> want to make available.
>  I'm looking for information to include in a short proposal that might
> sway some of the folks sitting on datasets internally to get them to publish
> the data to the masses and need points of reasoning to point them at.
>  I already have some info related to general practices moving towards this
> type of data availability, and some of the recent threads on the OSGEO lists
> about data licensing would likely come into play as well.
>  Thanks for any pointers on this.
>  bobb
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