Second, there is no system of incentives to direct funding and capability, both public and private sector, in the direction of more coordination and greater efficiency. The creation of incentive systems will, among other things, make it attractive and perhaps even essential for the public and private sectors to work together in the spatial data infrastructure to a degree undreamed of in the past.

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