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Access to local GIS data

Rob Goodspeed has an interesting post about his survey of the policies and practices of local governments in Massachusetts regarding GIS data. It looks like a good read. In my experience (in New York State), local governments can have more interesting GIS data (for example, tax parcels and real property records) than the state or Feds, but their data access policies and/or practices can be more limiting. There are major exceptions (NYC, for example), but even New York City requires a fee and restrictive license to access its property data.

I look forward to reading Rob’s paper. Among other things, Rob is a PhD student at MIT. Nick Grossman of Civic Commons first alerted me to the paper via Twitter.