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Board of advisors announced for centre of spatial law and policy

US: The Centre for Spatial Law and Policy has announced the formation of its Board of Advisors. The function of this advisory board is to consult with the Executive Director on the key legal and policy challenges and opportunities that are arising due to advancements in geospatial technology and the increased uses of location-enabled information. Such insight will further the Centre’s mission to educate industry, government agencies and policymakers on better understanding where geospatial technology is influencing the law and the need for nations to develop transparent and consistent legal and policy frameworks that will result in location-enabled societies. The advisory board consists of experts from around the world on the collection, use and distribution of location and other types of geospatial data.

“Geospatial technology and the power of location are becoming key drivers in addressing many of the major challenges facing society, including economic growth, transparent and effective governance and critical transnational matters,” said Kevin Pomfret, the Centre’s Executive Director. “Increasingly, issues such as privacy, intellectual property rights and data sharing policies are impacting the ability for governments and businesses to effectively collect and use geospatial information. The goal of the Centre is to help facilitate the use of these important tools consistent with addressing concerns regarding civil liberties and national security as these norms continue to evolve,” he added.

“The advisory board is reflective of the both the scope and breadth of geospatial technology and its growing uses across the globe.” Pomfret said. The members of the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy advisory board are:
-Laila Aslesen, Norwegian Mapping Authority
-Mark Brender, GeoEye Foundation
-Joel Campbell, GIS Enterprise Consulting
-Kate Chapman, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
-Dr. George Cho, University of Canberra
-Thomas Gay, FM Global
-Jeffrey Harris, JKH Consulting, Open Geospatial Consortium
-Jeff Jonas, IBM
-Kipp Jones, Skyhook
-Peter Large, Trimble
-Gary Maguire, Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute
-Rob van de Velde, Geonovum
-Geoff Zeiss, Beyond the Poles

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