Geoff Zeiss

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November 01, 2013



Very interesting perspective. Can open data's value be measured only on savings and efficiencies? We run a business that generated a profit from Open Data. A small profit for now, but there are only a very few businesses doing this. I note your barriers. But the barriers are not very high, and people just have to make business that have a unique angle. We make Maps printed onto fabric. SplashMaps uses the Ordnance Survey open data and we blend with a Open Street Street Map and other open sources. It's unique, desirable and profitable. Do you know any other stories like this? The BBC have asked us if there are any others like us. ODI couldn't come up with anything :-(

Geoff Zeiss

I believe MapSherpa and other folks in the IMIA make some of their money from open data, though probably not exclusively.

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