I have a Ph.D. in Geomatics Engineering from Istanbul Technical University and was a research assistant at the same department between 2005-2013. I was an assistant professor in Maltepe University between 2013-2019. I am still lecturing at MEF University. I am a board member of Yer Çizenler Maping for Everyone Association since 2017. I am a project coordinator with Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team since 2018. I am a project lead with the Kaart editing team since 2019.
The talk will focus on the Turkish law egulating the acquisition, collection, dissemination and trading of spatial data falling within the responsibility matrix of Turkish National Geographic Information System, effective since February 20, 2020. With the law, acquisition, collection, dissemination and trading of spatial data which is defined within the National Spatial Data Responsibility Matrix by third party individuals or legal entities are subject to prior application fees and approval of the Ministry of Environmental and Urban Affairs. The talk will reflect and report the developments in Turkey after the law, effects and implications drawn focusing on the national spatial sector, OSM, and the Turkish OSM community.