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Finland has had this since 2012. It really helps small companies who develop gis and map applications as well as hobbyists.

http://www.maanmittauslaitos.fi/en/opendata

http://www.maanmittauslaitos.fi/en/opendata/list-of-the-digi...




Not just small companies - the highest users of this data are large engineering consultancies, research institutions are various central and local government agencies. Then GIS firms, architects and planners. Hobbyists use the data, for sure, but there are massive economic benefits in this data, for many industries.




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