Let’s go to court
George Cho PhD
To conclude GI professionals must take note and must begin to worry. The tussle between the rights of GI professionals to practise their craft as against regulations prohibiting the opportunity to tender for lucrative mapping contracts may have come to pass. GI professionals have come to realise the importance of asserting property ownership of the products of their labour – maps and plans – as well as being ever vigilant to ensure greater accuracy to avoid litigation in the courts.
The trend seems to be that the amount and degree of litigation involving maps, GI professionals and other cognate disciplines is on the rise. This trend is reflective of GI as a maturing system, as science and study in its own rights; and more importantly, as a profession in its own right.
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