Open Addressing - the last frontier?

A session at State of the Map 2013

Friday 6th September, 2013

4:30pm to 4:50pm (GMT)

Robert Barr
Releasing an open address data set for the UK is the flagship campaign of the British Open Data User Group. It comes after a series of acrimonious 'address wars' which have, motivated by the wish to capture address intellectual property rights for commercial exploitation, lasted more than a quarter of a century. The relevant mapping, postal and governmental agencies have collectively failed to show government how an open national addressing policy can be implemented. This is in contrast to countries such as Denmark and the Netherlands which have tackled the issues and through legislation and government action created cooperative arrangements to manage national address data. This presentation will provide a view from the battlefield of the current state of play.

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Robert Barr

Bob is a geographer with a portfolio career including Chairman MGL, WBC, APPSI, ODUG and Visiting Prof at Liverpool Uni. Tweets are his own. bio from Twitter

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Time 4:30pm4:50pm GMT

Date Fri 6th September 2013

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