Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 14, 2015)

Each week the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares the Spatial Law and Policy Update for its members. The Update contains approximately 20-25 links to recent developments that will impact the collection/use/processing/storage/distribution of geoinformation. Its purpose is to educate members on the legal and policy framework that is developing around the world concerning geoinformation. Because of the many ways in which geoinformation is collected and used, the Update cuts across both legal/policy disciplines and technology platforms.

The January 13, 2015 Spatial Law and Policy Update can be found below:

"Where Geospatial Technology Is Taking the Law"



Data Quality



    Spatial Data Infrastructure/Open Data

    Public Safety/Law Enforcement/National Security

     FAA Issues UAS Guidance for Law Enforcement  (Sensors and Systems)
    FCC aims to pinpoint 911 calls  (The Hill)  While responders can often determine where a caller is when they are dialing from a landline phone or from a cellphone outdoors, it can be difficult to pinpoint their location when they are inside, especially when the call is being made from a building with multiple floors. 

    The small and surprisingly dangerous detail the police track about you   (TED)  Location information can be very sensitive. If you drive your car around the United States, it can reveal if you go to a therapist, attend an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, if you go to church or if you don't go to church. And when that information about you is combined with the same information about everyone else, the government can gain a detailed portrait of how private citizens interact.



Auto Race Venues Adding UAV Wording To Prohibited Items: Phoenix International Raceway strictly prohibits the use of any unmanned aerial vehicles (“UAV”), also known as a drone, for any purpose whatsoever on Track Property. A UAV for purposes of this policy is any aircraft without a human pilot aboard. Track personnel may remove anyone using a UAV on Track property and/or confiscate the UAV until the event is over.

A Plan to Integrate Drones Safely into the National Airspace  (UAV Business and Technology Report)

Delaware holds off on new drone laws  (Delaware Online) "The paperwork and education that is required are daunting and will push many in the industry back, but I am going to do all I can to get FAA approved."

Internet of Things/Smart Grid/Intelligent Transportation Systems

Remote Sensing

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