Since 2010, the Spatial Law and Policy Blog has identified the Top 10 Spatial Law and Policy stories over the course of the year. In preparing this year's version, I decided to go back and look at previous Top 10 blog posts.
In my review, I was struck by how mainstream geospatial technology and location information has come in a relatively short time. For example, in 2010 the fall-out over Google Streetview was a top story. In 2013, it is (or will be) UAVs. I was also struck as to how there has been little resolution to the legal and policy issues. For example in 2010, top issues included efforts to legislate geolocation privacy, a push for open data and law enforcement's collection of location information without proper oversight. Sound familiar?