2014 Study in Support of National Geospatial Data Policy

  • 2014-12-31
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Open government is a worldwide trend and Korea is not an exception: Government 3.0, an initiative to allow wider access to public data, can bring huge economic impact, which in turn requires specific policy measures.

Due to its wide range of application from urban planning to infrastructure management, geospatial data industry can trigger significant industrial impacts.

Though frameworks to analyze geospatial data industry and numbers of input-output analyses have been made, analytical factors to assess economic impact of the industry itself have not been successfully developed.


To develop analytical factors for input-output analyses; assess the job creation of the industry; and provide policy recommendations for the government

Project Description

Reviews and researches conducted in this study include:

existing studies and theories on public data disclosure and job creation

current status of public geospatial data disclosure

new analytical factors and models to assess economic impacts of the industry

input-output analyses on linkage effect, job creation, and etc

Impacts and Benefits

This study raised awareness on the importance of geospatial data disclosure and help develop frameworks for the disclosure.

This study guided establishing principles of data disclosure for sustainable development of geospatial data industry.

This study provided evidence and support measures for geospatial policy development.

R&D and human resources development for geospatial data industry proposed in this study will be able to create sustainable jobs.

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