Eric van Rees is a freelance writer and editor. His specialty is GIS technology. He has more than nine years of proven expertise in editing, writing and interviewing as editor and editor-in-chief for the international geospatial publication GeoInformatics, as well as GIS Magazine and CAD Magazine, both published in Dutch. Currently, he writes about geospatial technology, programming and web development for various clients, publications and blogs.
With demand for proprietary and third-party data growing, GIS vendors agree that location data is a commodity—but not on who should have access to it.