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AUC GEOGRAPHICA, 182–194
Survey on economic considerations and decisions of key geodata providers and users in Czech public administration
Tomáš Řezník, Karel Charvát, Lukáš Herman, Milan Konečný
announced: 25. 08. 2021
This paper presents the results of an empirical economic data-based survey of the costs and revenues of geographical data and Web services across public administration in Czechia. The survey was composed of questionnaires and interviews. The data was collected from the 19 biggest public producers of geographical information and 25 organizations that use geographical information. The results focus on the economic consequences of data opening, splitting finances within public administration bodies, the prioritization of activities related to geographical information, licensing issues and life cycle planning etc. We also consider user opinions on the restrictions on the (re)use of geographical information of public administration, including open data.
keywords: economic survey; finances allocation; geospatial life cycle; spatial data infrastructure; open data
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