October 2006 suit-sell at reasonable prices (offered for $250k for parcel data) March 2007-new argument- county decided to stop selling imagery. State & federal security officials were brought in and determined that some of this data is sensitive. Case was still pending
Trade secret for known, indisputable facts? Come on 2005: city releases data -->2001; must file additional request for 01-05; greenwich playing games
Price per sq mi El paso: $215 St louis: $0.06 Dupage co: $2100
Disseration in 2003-Mapped fiberoptic networks to buildings/infrastructure - highlights vunerabilities--all from public sources Raised eyebrows within the national security community--cyber-terrorism chief richardse clarke said he should turn in the dissertation and it should be burned. Great marketing idea (not worth risking my PhD). Gets meetings with big-wigs. Fast forward to today, fortius one is born. Funding through inqtel, of course venture arm of CIA. Ironic?
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NYC.gov Web Map w egress Bureaucratic Silliness Lesson First scrape, then ask
LA reject letter “ I have been advised that this information is considered a security and safety sensitive which, if released, could be used by a third party to harm the riding public…Government Code 6255.” Bagel Preservation
US-Copyright Santa Clara County High-priced GIS data Release data at reasonable prices Public Policy Meets GIS County: “no,” pulls data and hides behind national security Court: “no, no” must be available at cost County: says bad idea, public safety at risk and trade secrets violated Court: Rejected safety/trade secret argument. Data must be available and at reasonable cost (May 2007) PS: parcel data drops from $250k to $20k
US-Copyright2 US-Copyright Greenwich, CT Citizen request for GIS data in 2001 City: Data constitute a trade secret, contain economic value. Free release of GIS data would invite mayhem ! Public Policy Meets GIS (Again) Court: Info available elsewhere, not a trade secret; “ generalized claims of a possible safety risk” are not sufficient
US-Copyright2 US-Copyright Philadelphia County, PA El Paso County, CO DuPage County, IL How Much is Your Parcel? St Louis County, MO $0.00 $460,000 $720,000 $31.88
Sean Gorman The Sean Gorman Problem “… burn it.”
RAND report The Geospatial Reality Under 1% of publicly-available web sites could help terrorists Consider Accuracy Perishability Planning FGDC Guidelines Promote access, restrict if necessary
NGA Quote “ If there was a situation where any imagery products were being used by adversaries to kill Americans, I think we should act” [to restrict imagery] - Vice Adm Murrett, NGA, 8 May 2007 Ever try un ringing a bell? Sobering (Uninformed?) Comments?
Where is the pentagon? Where in the World is…?
FACTS Fact(s) Is legal protection even available for spatial data?
UK-Ordinance Survey All Your Streets Are Belong to Us (UK Mix) Want base map data? Want postal code boundaries?
EU-INSPIRE INSPIRE (EU) harmonize EU geotata policies/develop coherent spatial data infrastructure access to data may be uniformly onerous and increase usage across agencies, not for civic purposes increasing restrictions over the life of the initiative
Summary In Sum Security is Code for Bureaucratic Malaise Un-releasing of Data is Difficult (Impossible?) Facts Are Not Always Facts
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