Additional Participants

Senior Personnel

Gregory Elmes

Susan Hanson

Francis Harvey

Piotr Jankowski

Melinda Laituri

Robert Rugg

Daniel Weiner

Other Participant

Christina Drew

Rhina Ghose

Kate Lance

Meg Merrick

Sarah Niles

Laxmi Ramasubbramanian

David Tulloch

Organizational Partners

UCGIS - Univ Consortium for GIScience

AGILE - Assoc of Geo Info Labs in Europe

Project Period

June 2001-November 2002

Level of Access

Open-Access Report

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In the Fall of 2001, a workshop with participation by United States and European researchers was held in Spoleto, Italy to assess the current state of research on access to geographic information and on geographic access theory, to evaluate the impact of evolving policy and legal trends in the U.S. and Europe on access to scientific and technical data generally and geographic data specifically, to assess the current state of research on participatory approaches surrounding the use of geographic information, to explore commonalities and differences in U.S. and European directions of research within these arenas, and to develop a joint U.S./European research agenda on geographic information access and participatory issues.