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For those who don´t read directions magazine, there is a semi-rant on restrictive EU laws concerning Geodata as todays article, as well as a link to a petition for releasing Geodata like it is done in the US.

This could also benefit North American freelancers, I think.

BTW some mysterious "Hans van der Maarel" has already signed the petition :) ,
so should you!

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BTW some mysterious "Hans van der Maarel" has already signed the petition :) ,
so should you!


I wonder who that is... :rolleyes:

It's not that I mind paying for data, but some of the pricing models are simply too steep for any 'small' use, leading to a lot of screenshots of route-planners or stuff like that being used.
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I haven't followed the development of INSPIRE lately, but it wasn't supposed to be about (free/closed) access more about discovery and cataloguing (and interoperability). But maybe things have changed -- need to read those 250 unread e-mail in the egip-l folder in my inbox...
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