Establishing a Data Trust: It’s Really Hard

By Peter Rabley & Christopher Keefe, PLACE In our first blog in this series, Establishing a Data Trust: From Concept to Reality, we identified five key considerations that inform the design of a new framework and approach for creating, storing and accessing mapping data. Since then, we have established more partnerships with governments, advanced our technology platform and […]

Establishing a Data Trust: From Concept to Reality

By Stefaan Verhulst, Aditi Ramesh & Andrew Young, GovLab Peter Rabley & Christopher Keefe, PLACE A New Governance Approach for Accessing Mapping Data As ever-more areas of our public and private lives succumb to a process of datafication, it is becoming increasingly urgent to find new ways of managing the data lifecycle: how data is collected, stored, used, and reused. In […]

Introducing PLACE: Mapping data in the public interest

By Peter Rabley and Christopher Keefe With the exponential growth of satellite based mapping platforms, mapping data is increasingly abundant – yet much of this data is not readily accessible or affordable in many parts of the world. Similar to wealth inequality worldwide, the power and benefits of mapping data are held in the hands of too few. We formed PLACE […]