Global Monitoring: The Challenges of Access to Data

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This highly technical work is at the leading edge of spatial analysis. It covers the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) initiative in the international context of access to environmental data. This book identifies the data policy issues, such as intellectual property rights, privacy, licensing and archiving policies, that affect environmental monitoring organisations, statistical institutes, mapping agencies, institutes for natural resources and Earth observation. It recommends courses of ...

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Overview

This highly technical work is at the leading edge of spatial analysis. It covers the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) initiative in the international context of access to environmental data. This book identifies the data policy issues, such as intellectual property rights, privacy, licensing and archiving policies, that affect environmental monitoring organisations, statistical institutes, mapping agencies, institutes for natural resources and Earth observation. It recommends courses of action to improve information services in GMES and assesses the impact of data policy on access to and cost-efficient use of information services in GMES.

This title will be essential reading for government institutions such as mapping organisations, space agencies, environmental departments, military and defence departments; it will also be useful to students of environmental policies and industries involved in mapping, cartography, aerial surveys and the space industry.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844720248
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/15/2005
  • Pages: 254
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction and objectives 1
Ch. 2 Documented data policies 15
Ch. 3 Socio-economic data 33
Ch. 4 Evidence of data access challenges 43
Ch. 5 Evidence from application projects 53
Ch. 6 Evidence of good practice 73
Ch. 7 Data access and the Internet 87
Ch. 8 Interoperability, linkage and data access 99
Ch. 9 A European shared information service 115
Ch. 10 Institutional factors 125
Ch. 11 Socio-economic benefits analysis of global environmental monitoring 153
Ch. 12 Conclusions and recommendations 175
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