The Impact of Europe on Geo-Information

  • Leo van der WeesEmail author
Part of the Information Technology and Law Series book series (ITLS, volume 20)


Quite some time before the memorandum on the disclosure of public sector information was publicized, organizations started to digitize geological information. This resulted in about 25,000 geo-data sets being produced in The Netherlands at the end of the 1999 (BDO 1998). Strangely enough, this did not lead to a widespread use of digital geo-information. This was because after the geo-data was digitized, the administrators of the organizations using the material were afraid of misuse and losing control over the information, therefore, often used an ‘in-house only’ policy. As a result, the digital data sets were used within the organizations, but external contacts were provided with paper versions only (Zeeuw 2007).


European Union Public Body European Rule Landmark Case Geographical Sector 
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Geographical information system


Public sector information


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT)Tilburg UniversityTilburgThe Netherlands

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