By fortuitous coincidence I was in Brussels earlier this week in the run-up to the ENVI committee vote on the INSPIRE directive. The OKF has been actively supporting the Public Geodata campaign and finding myself with some time spare this seemed to a perfect opportunity to do some last minute contacting of MEPs as well as to attend the actual vote.

Thankfully, as had been hoped given the rapporteur’s line, the vote went well and we now need to focus on demonstrating to national governments the commercial and social benefits of freer access to state-collected geodata.

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Rufus Pollock is Founder and President of Open Knowledge.