Supreme Court Clarifies Distinction Between GIS Data And Software Under The Public Records Act

Most of you have probably been following the case against Orange County and their GIS data.  If not, the California Supreme Court ruled last week that data in a geographic
information system (“GIS”) file format is a public record subject to disclosure
under the California Public Records Act.  A great explanation of this ruling can be found here.

2 thoughts on “Supreme Court Clarifies Distinction Between GIS Data And Software Under The Public Records Act

  1. So software really isn’t data? Imagine that. The county’s position was silly, to use the technical term.

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