[Talk-us] parcel data next steps

Rick Marshall rick.marshall at verticalgeo.com
Fri Feb 22 18:47:25 UTC 2013

Hello all,

I mentioned a few months back that there are several places, particularly
fere in the midwest, that don't own their own parcel data.  Here in the St
Louis area many of the counties have actually leased their parcel data from
a private company for decades.  The yearly lease includes an exhorbitant
fee and  licensing restrictions that are very specific on who they can
share the parcel data with.  What a crazy business model!  The St Louis are
might be a parcel map "Black Hole" for your project.  I have to imagine
there are other areas in the same situation.

Rick Marshall

Rick Marshall, PhD, GISP
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On Feb 22, 2013 12:00 PM, "Richard Welty" <rwelty at averillpark.net> wrote:

> On 2/22/13 12:35 PM, Jeffrey Ollie wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 7:55 AM, Greg Troxel <gdt at ir.bbn.com> wrote:
>>> I always find it boggling that open data projects are willing to use
>>> google docs and google hangouts.  It would be really nice to at least
>>> have the data in a free software/free culture compatible place like an
>>> OSM foundation server.
>> While there may be open alternatives to Google Docs (I don't know,
>> I've never looked - and wikis don't count as far as I'm concerned),
>> I've never seen any open alternative to Google Hangouts.  I'd love to
>> be corrected on that point though.
>>  i think that if an open alternative were available, the US chapter would
> certainly
> switch away from google hangouts.
> richard
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