Why should you care whether European tax payers get free access to the geographic data collected with their own money?
Do you read maps, on paper or on the internet?
Do you use public transport, or drive on roads?
Do you vote in local and national elections?
Do you care for your local environment and neighbourhood?
If you do, then you use geospatial information: the wealth of geographic information that makes all these things possible and meaningful, that is often collected by tax-funded national mapping agencies.
If the INSPIRE directive is adpoted, these agencies will be encouraged to copyright all that publically funded information, making it more difficult and expensive for people to participate in these civic activities.
You can stop this happening in easy steps, and keep our geodata public!
Lobby your Member of European Parliament to oppose the adoption of INSPIRE.