About Harlan J Onsrud
Harlan Onsrud is Professor of Spatial Informatics in the School of Computing and Information Science at the University of Maine in the United States and a research scientist with the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA). His research focuses on the analysis of legal, ethical, and institutional issues affecting the creation and use of digital databases and the assessment of the social and societal impacts of spatial and tracking technologies. A unifying theme in much of his teaching and research involves the concept of “ethics driven design.” He is past president and current Executive Director of the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association (GSDI), past-president and fellow of the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS), and past Chair of the U.S. National Committee (USNC) on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) of the National Research Council. He has participated in several U.S. National Research Council studies related to spatial data and services resulting in being named a lifetime National Associate of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences. He has served and is listed by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for graduate teaching assignments as a Fulbright Specialist in Law.
Towards Voluntary Interoperable Open Access Licenses for the Global Earth ...
International Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructure Research (2010)
Access to earth observation data has become critically important for the wellbeing of society. A major impediment to achieving widespread ...
Book Chapters (3)
Contribution to Book
Legal Interoperability in Support of Spatially Enabling Society
Spatially Enabling Society: Research, Emerging Trends and Critical Assessment (2010)
Spatial data is critically important for the wellbeing of society. Yet appropriate spatial data is often very difficult to find ...