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Title: Geographic Information
Other Titles: Value, Pricing, Production, and Consumption
Authors: A. Longhorn, Roger
Blakemore, Michael
Keywords: Geographical information systems‑‑Economic aspects
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Clyde Tombaugh
Description: The original concept for this book sprang from the reception we received to a co-authored article that appeared in the March 2004 issue of the online peerreviewed e-magazine Journal of Digital Information (Longhorn and Blakemore, 2004). In that paper, we challenged the dogma — the almost religious fervor — evident in the opposing viewpoints that characterized the debate on charging for public sector information (PSI), i.e., fee or free. This polarization seemed especially vehement in relation to geographic information (GI), which is claimed to be highly valuable and expensive to collect and maintain while inexpensive to disseminate. The paper widened the debate to include the economic reality of the information market, in both the private and public sectors, and the impact of diverse public information policy cultures on pricing, charging, access, and exploitation of GI. The current text represents the authors’ attempt to expand on that initial paper following a further three years of research.
ISBN: 978‑0‑8493‑3414‑6
Appears in Collections:Geographical Information Systems

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