This presentation [May 27, 2014] by Kevin Pomfret from the Center for Spatial Law and Policy will identify the main components of a license agreement and discuss how each component applies to geospatial data. It will also highlight some of the unique issues associated with the licensing of geospatial data, such as copyright and privacy. The presentation was developed for non-lawyers, so it will have minimal legal jargon.
Microsoft, IBM, Apple and SAP have been making huge investments in geospatial technology and in some cases, working together. Are there implications for a new era in enterprise spatial analytics? Is this the dawn of true big data geospatial analytics?