UN-GGIM and Legal/Policy Issues Related To
Geoinformation Management:
UN-GGIM Workshop
February 27, 2013
Kevin D. Pomfret
...
2
Geospatial Technology Is
Now Pervasive
Resulting In Rapid Growth in Many
Diverse Uses of Geoinformation
 Social Media
– Geotagged photos, tweets,
 Smart phone ...
4
And Creating A Global
Geospatial Community
Geospatial
Community
Data
Provider
Data
User
Data
User
Data
Provider
Data
Pro...
Geospatial Community
 An international ecosystem that collects/uses/stores/distributes
geoinformation.
– Cuts across tech...
Innovation Coming From All Segments
of Geospatial Community


6
Geoinformation Has
Many Benefits
 Cost-savings and Efficiencies
 Creates Jobs
 Improves Governance
 Provides Greater T...
Has Happened Almost Overnight
Vatican City (2005)
8
Privacy Paradox
Vatican City (2013)
9
Policy/Legal Communities
Have Failed to Keep Up
 A number of policy/legal issues impact the
collection/use/storage/distri...
Uncertainty Making It Increasingly Difficult to
Collect/Use/Store/Distribute Geoinformation
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UN-GGIM’s Efforts In This Area
 Identified Legal and Policy Issues as one of the
main challenges facing geospatial commun...
Privacy
13
Licensing/Data Sharing
14
Liability
15
Homeland/National Security
16
Impact of Bad
Laws/Policies/Regulations
 Increased costs and expenses to collect/use
 Longer roll-out times for new prod...
18
Potential Role of UN-GGIM
 Create regional/local forums that include all relevant
stakeholders to identify issues.
– W...
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    1. 1. UN-GGIM and Legal/Policy Issues Related To Geoinformation Management: UN-GGIM Workshop February 27, 2013 Kevin D. Pomfret Centre for Spatial Law and Policy
    2. 2. 2 Geospatial Technology Is Now Pervasive
    3. 3. Resulting In Rapid Growth in Many Diverse Uses of Geoinformation  Social Media – Geotagged photos, tweets,  Smart phone apps  Business Intelligence – Big Data  Open Data  Law Enforcement  Smart Grid  Tracking (assets, loved ones)  Sustainable Development  Infectious Disease  Disaster Response  Climate Change  Protecting Endangered Species  Smart Cities  Insurance  Intelligent Transportation Systems 3
    4. 4. 4 And Creating A Global Geospatial Community Geospatial Community Data Provider Data User Data User Data Provider Data Provider Data Consumer
    5. 5. Geospatial Community  An international ecosystem that collects/uses/stores/distributes geoinformation. – Cuts across technology platforms, industry groups and user communities.  All segments of community are contributing to community’s growth  Products and services increasingly being developed based upon aggregation all types of data collected from diverse sources.  As a result policies/laws that impact the collection, impact, and distribution in one segment will impact others. – Traditional stovepipe approaches are obsolete/detrimental 5
    6. 6. Innovation Coming From All Segments of Geospatial Community   6
    7. 7. Geoinformation Has Many Benefits  Cost-savings and Efficiencies  Creates Jobs  Improves Governance  Provides Greater Transparency  Vital in Addressing Critical Transnational Issues – Climate Change – Pandemics 7
    8. 8. Has Happened Almost Overnight Vatican City (2005) 8
    9. 9. Privacy Paradox Vatican City (2013) 9
    10. 10. Policy/Legal Communities Have Failed to Keep Up  A number of policy/legal issues impact the collection/use/storage/distribution of geoinformation  Privacy  Intellectual Property  Licensing  National Security  Open Data  Liability  Policy/legal communities not keeping up with geospatial technology, geoinformation, and the geospatial community 10
    11. 11. Uncertainty Making It Increasingly Difficult to Collect/Use/Store/Distribute Geoinformation 11
    12. 12. UN-GGIM’s Efforts In This Area  Identified Legal and Policy Issues as one of the main challenges facing geospatial community in next ten years  Engaged with the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy to help identify issues – White paper  UN-GGIM and Centre conducted a joint survey of member nations on impact of legal/policy issues on collection/use/distribution 12
    13. 13. Privacy 13
    14. 14. Licensing/Data Sharing 14
    15. 15. Liability 15
    16. 16. Homeland/National Security 16
    17. 17. Impact of Bad Laws/Policies/Regulations  Increased costs and expenses to collect/use  Longer roll-out times for new products/services  Lawsuits may increase  As a result . . .  Geoinformation will be harder to collect/use/distribute  Demand/market for geospatial products/services could decrease  This will impact the entire geospatial community  How do you measure opportunity costs of not collecting/using geoinformation? 17
    18. 18. 18 Potential Role of UN-GGIM  Create regional/local forums that include all relevant stakeholders to identify issues. – Work within UN-GGIM regional system? – Research impact of issues particular to each nation/jurisdiction. – Include legal communities/universities in the process  Facilitate development of appropriate legal and policy frameworks (as necessary) – Local solutions but need to address global issues – Work towards “legal interoperability” of geoinformation

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