The well-known Q/A-forum StackExchange has started a new “Open Data” section. Users can ask for needed datasets and get feedback from the great StackExchange community. Especially for our GIS and webmapping readers this is good news. Often the methodology isn’t the core problem of dealing with scientific or business issues. Often it’s more or less a lack of proper open datasets to run visualization and analyses.
Aalborg in Denmark will be a place to be in the middle of June as INSPIRE rocks the city. The initiative “Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community” commonly known as INSPIRE will have their annual meeting/conference in the northern part of Denmark.
Christoph already wrote an article about “How to find geospatial data for Spain” and also mentioned the IGME page but thanks to Mr. Nölte from the Dechenhöhle in Germany we have now a detailed source to share: Geological maps scaled 1:50’000 are available for download as image files.