2013. május 29., szerda

A téradat-infrastruktúra törvény friss adatpolitikája Dél-Afrikában

Mai postánkból. Kate Lance PhD (Yale Egyetem) írja a GSDI Jogi és Gazdasági-társadalmi szakbizottság levelező fórumán:
South Africa: proposed Spatial Data Policy published for commentNational Gazette No 36470, 17 May 2013, Vol 575
The South African Department of Rural Development and Land Reform published on May 17, 2013 two draft policy documents in the national Government Gazette (No. 36470) in support of the Spatial Data Infrastructure Act (2003): a) Policy on Pricing of Spatial Information Products and Services, and b) a) Data Custodianship Policy.
The policy on pricing seeks to make spatial data more affordable, and it intends to bring about consistency in the way the pricing policy is applied in the public sector.
The data custodianship policy seeks define the criteria for appointment as a data custodian. It also aims to promote cooperation between the various data custodians.
All interested individuals and organizations are invited to comment on the policies in writing, and to direct their comments within 30 days of publication of the policies in the Government Gazette to: The Director General, Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, Private Bag X 833, Pretoria, 0001 for attention of Ms. Martha Maroale Chauke, Tel. (012) 312-9643. Email: mmmchauke@ruraldevelopment.gov.za"
A GSDI szakbizottsági levelező fórumra itt lehet feljelentkezni: www.gsdi.org


2013. május 12., vasárnap

A Sentinel adatok nyílt és szabad adatpolitikájának gazdasági hasznáról - az Európai Távérzékelési Vállalkozások Társulásának tanulmánya a

Kate Lance PhD, Yale írja mai levelében_
EARSC Open data study - Final Report
About GMES and Data: Geese and Golden Eggs: A Study on the Economic Benefits of a Free and Open Data Policy for GMES Sentinels Data
The European Commission has been working with the European Space Agency (ESA) to establish a system of satellites – the Sentinels – to provide Earth Observation (EO) imagery from around the world. This data will be used to provide
information services in support of public policy notably for the environment and security. Hence theacronym GMES – Global Monitoring for Environment and Security.
For a long time it was assumed that the data delivered from GMES would be free to public policymakers, but not for other users. Increasingly, a number of stakeholders, most notably ESA, have argued that it would be more effective to offer this data free of charge to all users. The European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC) supports this policy as offering the best way to help the emergent EO services industry to develop and indeed to establish itself as a world leader.
Since many governments, especially at the European level, favour the move to free and open policies for all types of government-collected data, it would seem logical to apply this policy to GMES data. In this study, the authors start to bring together the arguments and ideas from the work on PSI re-use and the issues and needs for exploiting GMES.

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2013. május 10., péntek

The Economics and the Commons Conference (ECC)

Kate Lance PhD (Yale) írja a GSDI LSE vitafórumára írja:
The Economics of the Commons Conference (ECC)
22-24 May 2013
Berlin, Germany
ECONOMICS AND THE COMMON(S): FROM SEED FORM TO CORE PARADIGM seeks to open up some new vistas in politics, economics and culture by exploring the commons as an alternative worldview and provisioning system. A rich array of commons – in nature, cities, civic life, the Internet, and many other realms – are showing that commons can provide stable, equitable and ecologically benign alternatives to conventional markets. The Economics and the Commons Conference (ECC) will expand and empower this work by exploring the commons as a coherent field of inquiry and action. It will convene approximately 240 commoners -- researchers, practitioners and advocates from around the world -- to explore the relationship of conventional economics and the commons, showcase key actors and initiatives, and devise plans for moving the commons paradigm forward. Special care will be taken to avoid a “sectoralization” of commons discussion because the organizers believe that a coherent “general narrative” of the commons nurtures global social change and applies across many different sectors of commoning. 
Substantive discussion at the conference will focus on several key themes:
-The commons as a way to move beyond conventional economics;
- Alternative economic and provisioning models;
- The transformations needed to move to a new type of economy. 
Among the questions to be asked: What core principles of commoning can be identified across different resource domains? What makes a commons so generative? In what circumstances can commons-based provisioning models substitute for conventional markets, or interact constructively with markets? How can the protection and re-creation of the commons be made an integrated part of productive processes?

The Economics and the Commons Conference (ECC) will be hosted by the Heinrich Böll Foundation (hbf) in cooperation with the Commons Strategies Group, The Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation and Remix the Commons. Optional side-events on topics such as communications strategies for the commons, governance of global commons, and others, will be held on May 21-22 and 25. 
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About the LAPSI project

LAPSI is a project in the FP7 program of the European Union.
Legal Aspects of the Public Sector Information and Re-use.
Timespan: 30 months. Participants: 20 institutions and organistions. Coordinator: University of Torino.
Kick-off Meeting: Torino, 26-28 March, 2010

Role of HUNAGI in the LAPSI Project

HUNAGI contribution is related mainly to the Geographic Information which are produced, maintained and used in land management, including surveying, mapping, cadastre and land registration, remote sensing and serviced by relevant spatial data infrastructures. From a national economic point of view, the uniform land registration system operating in Hungary is one of the most important databases of the country. This system allows to obtain over the time updated legal and geometric data, as well as other information (e.g. on ownership, land uses, mortgages, etc.). The cadastral maps integrated into the uniform land registration system show spatial relations and references of rights, facts and other information appearing on the property sheets, serving as a basis of engineering planning for the national economy. The national spatial data infrastructure can be built on this uniform, authorized and public land registration system, in small partial modules, following the EU INSPIRE Directive. HUNAGI will participate to all Working Groups and actively take part to Working Groups 01, 03 and 04. It also makes its facilities available to host one of the thematic network seminars or conferences.

About the HUNAGI Team of the LAPSI Project

Team members:
Piroska Zalaba (FvM FTF www.fvm.hu), dr. Szabolcs Mihály (FÖMI www.fomi.hu), dr.József Mlinarics (MATISZ www.matisz.hu), Ferenc Hargitai (MATISZ www.matisz.hu), István Sponga (Neumann-Ház Nonprofit Kft www.neumann-haz.hu), Dr. Tamás A. Kovács (Dr. Kovács A. Tamás Ügyvédi Iroda www.kovacsatamasiroda.hu), Dr. Gábor Remetey-Fülöpp, Team leader (HUNAGI www.hunagi.hu)

Barkóczi Zsolt (HUNAGI www.hunagi.hu), Tóth Sándor (FVM FTF www.fvm.hu)
Klóser Anikó (Meh EKK www.ekk.meh.gov.hu), dr. Marosán Andrea (MeH EKK), dr. Csiszér Gábor (MeH EKK)
Temporal replacements: Éva Harbula for Dr. Szabolcs Mihály (FÖMI)

About the Team Leader

Gabor Remetey-Fülöpp is Secretary General of Hungarian Association of Geo- information/HUNAGI. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering (Budapest) and a second diploma in automation in geodesy. Among his numerous experiences he has been part of the EU Acquis-related institutional development project (1998-2006), of the EC INSPIRE Experts Team (2001-2006), and of the Drafting Team, National SDI Strategy (2004-2006). He also took part to ePSIplus activities.