Open Data Access & and Intellectual Property Rights (ODAIPR)

Working Group of the International Cartographic Association

The Open Data Access and Intellectual Property Right  (ODAIPR) working group was formed in August 2007 following the ICA meeting in Moscow, Russia. During the meeting, several participants pointed out the need to establish a working group focused on providing guidance on the status of the access to data and intellectual property rights related to cartography, both through printed and digital medium.

The goal of the ODAIPR working group is to foster discussion among its members on issues regarding geospatial printed and  digital rights management.

This web site wants to be the locus of resources for interested users and a forum for the ever evolving discussion on the topic. You can look at the Terms of Reference for a vision of the objectives of the ODAIP working group.

We welcome people from any corner of the world in the hope to achieve a greater understanding and improve knowledge and practices on issues of open data access and intellectual property rights in cartography.

Everybody is welcomed to attend the Open Data Access and Intellectual Property Rights Workshop in Paris on July 1, 2011. RSVP to lovison@afriterra.org (see Activities). The event is combined with the 25th International Cartographic Conference, scheduled in Paris between July 3 and July 8, 2011. To register, please visit: http://www.icc2011.fr/

Please participate to the online survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=aeSegmgy3al3qsiXUD03hw_3d_3d
The summary of results will be emailed in 2011.