Legal Risk Management for Geographic Information Systems

Katherine Reid, Eugene Clark, George CHO

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The development and use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) constitute a critical component of almost all infrastructure development and is a billion dollar industry. Writing from an Australian legal perspective, this article surveys some of the legal risks and uncertainties regarding the development, use and commercialisation of GIS. The authors proffer a number of practical suggestions regarding legal risk management strategies which businesses and governments may utilise in relation to GIS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-207
Number of pages38
JournalJournal of Law and Information Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1996


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