Yesterday, Jo Walsh called on Mapping Hacks for signing the Petition to reject the INSPIRE Directive. You can read complete Jo’s story in Help Petition for Public Access to Geodata in Europe post.
Today, the Proposed INSPIRE Directive on establishing a spatial data infrastructure in Europe began the process of second reading in the European Parliament. Within one to three months, INSPIRE’s provisions could become law. Many European citizens and small businesses will be negatively affected by a license, copyright and protection oriented policy towards sharing geographic data inside Europe.
Here are helpful resources to get more details about INSPIRE Directive and why your sign is so important: