Selected Publications

Doldirina, Catherine, Anita Eisenstadt, Harlan Onsrud, and Paul Uhlir 2016. “Legal Approaches for Open Access to Research Data”. LawArXiv. August 12. doi:10.17605/OSF.IO/N7GFA.

Onsrud, Harlan and Werner Kuhn, Eds, Geographic Information Science: The Past and Next Twenty Years (GSDI Association Press) 2016. Open access version of book at

Campbell, James and Harlan Onsrud, 2014, Desirable Characteristics of an Online Data Commons for Locally Generated Spatial Data from Disparate Contributors, URISA Journal, Volume 26 Number 1: 35-43,

Taro Ubukawa, Alex De Sherbinin, Harlan Onsrud, Andy Nelson, Karen Payne, Olivier Cottray, and Mikel Maron, 2014, A Review of Roads Data Development Methodologies, Data Science Journal, Vol. 13: 45-66,

Onsrud, Harlan and Abbas Rajabifard, Eds, Spatial Enablement in Support of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction (GSDI Association Press) 2013. Open access version of book at

Onsrud, H.J., James Campbell and Bastiaan van Loenen, 2010, Towards Voluntary Interoperable Open Access Licenses for the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), International Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructure Research,

Onsrud, H.J., 2010, Legal Interoperability in Support of Spatially Enabling Society. In Abbas Rajabifard, Abbas, Joep Crompvoets, Mohsen Kalantari, and Bas Kok, Spatially Enabling Society: Research, Emerging Trends and Critical Assessment, 163-172. Entire Book at

Onsrud, Harlan J., 2009, Liability for Spatial Data Quality, In Devillers, Rodolphe and Helen Goodchild (Eds.), Spatial Data Quality: From Process to Decisions (New York: CRC Press) 187-196

Onsrud, Harlan J. Bastiaan Van Loenen, Abbas Rajabifard, and Alan Stevens, Eds., GSDI 11 World Conference Proceedings, 15-19 June 2009, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (CD and web publication)

Onsrud, Harlan J. and James Campbell, 2007, Big Opportunities in Access to “Small Science” Data, CODATA Data Science Journal,

Onsrud, H., Editor, 2007, Research and Theory in Advancing Spatial Data Infrastructure Concepts (Redlands CA: ESRI Press) Book at

Câmara, Gilberto, Frederico Fonseca, Antonio Miguel Monteiro, and Harlan Onsrud, 2006, Networks of Innovation and the Establishment of a Spatial Data Infrastructure in Brazil, Information Technology for Development,

Onsrud, Harlan, H.J. 2005. Web-casting of Geographic Information Science Graduate Courses. Journal of Geography in Higher Education 29(1):123-138

van Loenen Bastian and Harlan Onsrud, 2004. Geographic Data for Academic Research: Assessing Access Policies. Cartography and Geographic Information Science 31(1): 3-17.

Onsrud, Harlan, Gilberto Camara, James Campbell, and Narindi Sharad Chakravarthy. Public Commons of Geographic Data: Research and Development Challenges. In Geographic Information Science, edited by Max J. Egenhofer, Christian Freska, and Harvey J. Miller, 223–38. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2004. Lecture Notes in Computer Science #3234

Onsrud, H.J., 2004, Geographic Information Legal Issues, Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), Developed under the auspices of the UNESCO, EOLSS Publishers, Oxford, UK,   []

Camara, Gilberto and Harlan Onsrud, 2004, Open-Source Geographic Information Systems Software: Myths and Realities, In Esanu, J. and P. Uhlir, (Eds.), Open Access and the Public Domain in Digital Data and Information for Science: Proceedings of an International Symposium (Washington D.C: National Academies Press), 127-133