Public Geo Data

The nice people of Public Geo Data have started a petition and a campaign for letters to be sent to ministers for the environment.

This is a quite important issue, especially in the these times of mash-ups everywhere. If the data — that has already been payed for by taxpayers — must be bought once more by every user, development in this area will be stuffed, and we won’t get to see the advantages that these types of information can bring.

I have already written to the Danish Minister for the Environment, the relevant member of the Danish parliament, and of course my member of the European Parliament.

I think you should too: Contact Your Minister.

[via Mapping Hacks.]