Bastiaan van Loenen

Dr. Bastiaan van Loenen is associate professor in open data in the Department of Architecture and The Built Environment at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. Promoting use of public sector information (PSI) has been central to Bastiaan’s research. Through cross-jurisdictional comparison he contributes to both the national and international policy debates on access to PSI and National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) development. His research is dedicated to the relation between policy choices, quality and use of PSI, and other aspects that may influence use of PSI and the development of NSDIs. He is chairing the legal and socio-economic committee of the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association (GSDI), and the Geo-information infrastructure committee of the Dutch Geodetic Commission, and a member of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs Open Data breakthrough team. He participates in the European project European Location Framework (ELF). Bastiaan coordinates the courses Organisational and Legal Aspects of Geographical Information (5ECTS) and Management in Organisations (10ECTS) and is chair of the Programme Committee of the MSc. program Geographical Information Management and Applications (GIMA).

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Open and Smart Government (edX)

Explore the challenges, benefits and processes that governments and citizens face when deciding to join the Open Government Movement. How can governments become more open and transparent, while simultaneously dealing with various challenges, such as data sensitivity? How can open government data be used to improve policy making? Which [...]
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