Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Open, No Fee Data

@glethan and I started this conversation last week #GeoChat. My question still remains, what protocols make data "open" in todays environment. I only ask the question because the @Arkansas_AGIO is working to be as open as possible. The target seems to be a bit vague, I think.

Data.gov provides data in csv, xml, kml, and shp. Does that make it open?
What about webservices?
Is providing access to the data for download make it open in todays geoweb environment?
Is OGC the answer to all of these questions?

Just curious

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