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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2018, 7(1), 6; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi7010006

Roadblocks Hindering the Reuse of Open Geodata in Colombia and Spain: A Data User’s Perspective

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Institute of New Imaging Technologies, Universitat Jaume I, 12071 Castellón de la Plana, Spain
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Institute for Geoinformatics, University of Muenster, 48161 Muenster, Germany
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Received: 13 October 2017 / Revised: 13 December 2017 / Accepted: 23 December 2017 / Published: 27 December 2017
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Open data initiatives are playing an important role in current city governments. Despite more data being made open, few studies have looked into barriers to open geographic data reuse from a data consumer’s perspective. This article suggests a taxonomy of these barriers for Colombia and Spain, based on a literature review, an online questionnaire, and workshops conducted in four cities of these two countries. The taxonomy highlights that issues such as outdated data, low integration of data producers, published data being difficult to access, misinterpretation and misuse of released data and their terms of use are the most relevant from the data consumer’s point of view. The article ends with some recommendations to open data providers and research as regards steps to make open geographic data more usable in the countries analyzed. View Full-Text
Keywords: open geographic data; open government; data reuse; open cities; Colombia; Spain open geographic data; open government; data reuse; open cities; Colombia; Spain
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Benitez-Paez, F.; Degbelo, A.; Trilles, S.; Huerta, J. Roadblocks Hindering the Reuse of Open Geodata in Colombia and Spain: A Data User’s Perspective. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2018, 7, 6.

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