Best Practice 43

Best Practice 43 - The Impact of Open Geodata – follow up study

Country: Denmark

Policy domain: Geospatial
Process owners: Danish Agency for Data Supply and Efficiency (SDFE)
Short description: Since basic geographic data (geodata) was released on 1 January 2013, the total value of geodata has increased from DKK 1.6 billion in 2013 to DKK 3.5 billion in 2016.  Both measurements considered the value of the free geodata. The value is based on the effect of data on production and efficiency in both the public and private sectors. In addition, the estimated increase in value goes well with the fact that the number of users of SDFE's data has increased 75 times over the same period, and the number of data transfers has quadrupled.

Recommendations: Policy and Strategy Alignment (1); Return on Investment (14, 15)


Nature of documentation: Technical report