Sommaire de la publication

Sommaire de la publication

Devillers, R., Y. BĂ©dard, 2010, Responsible Use of Geospatial Data, GEOconnexion International Magazine, special issue on Spatial Data Infrastructure, Vol. 9, No. 6, pp. 30-32

Abstract

What do the accidental destruction of a Chinese embassy in
Belgrade in 1999, the illegal logging of a protected forest in
Tasmania in 2005, and the crash of an airplane in Kentucky, USA,
in 2006, have in common? They all result, like many other
accidents, from the use of inaccurate maps or geospatial data
produced and distributed by geospatial experts like us… and
likely you. If you were involved directly or indirectly in the
production of geospatial data or imagery, your actions and
potentially mistakes may have led to such undesired
consequences. If you are involved in geospatial data distribution,
such as Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) initiatives, or if you are
mashing up spatial data from different sources and provide web
services, you also have your share of responsibility.