Cass County, IN looked to its neighbors when two companies wanted to buy its GIS data. (The data, public records, are avaialble on the county website, but apparently not for download.) The verdict: sell it on an annual basis:
Companies wouldn’t be allowed to repackage and sell the county’s data.
The fee would be $1,000 a year, and that fee would entitle the buyer to any updates in the data for the rest of that calendar year. To obtain updates in subsequent years, [ the county’s information technology director Cj] Gilsinger said, the firm would have to pay another fee.
It seems the city of Napa is getting an ELA with Esri. Here's how the cost pre- and post deal play out:
Napa has used mapping software from Esri, based in Redlands, for at least 10 years, primarily in the engineering and public works departments, said Scott Nielsen, the city’s information technology services manager. The city has paid about $15,000 annually.
Now the city plans to use the software for all of its operations at a cost of about $55,000 in each of the next three years.
Here's how London will help pay for a new transit line:
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Darrel J. Aubertine, today, announced $1 million for 9 projects that will enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops in New York. Specialty crops include fruit, vegetables, maple, honey, horticulture and nursery/landscape. The Specialty Crop Block Grants are funded and approved by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).