There are many proponents of data sharing, including the current US president. But questions still linger about how best to deliver that data. Should organizations provide APIs and bulk data downloads? And, does what works for other kinds of data work as well for geodata?
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Tile usage policy - OpenStreetMap Wiki
News from the NSGIC Midyear Meeting 2012: COGO Tackles a Geospatial Report Card and Data Sharing, Wyoming Collects Parcels from Assessors - Directions Magazine
New Geo APIs - All Points Blog
Government: Do You Really Need An API? - Sunlight Labs: Blog
Publishing Open Data – Do you really need an API? | Peter Krantz
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