• The Locus Charter


    The Locus Charter is a proposed set of common international principles to support ethical and responsible practice when using location data. Click the Details button for more information.


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    Following a year of research and fieldwork, the inaugural class of EthicalGEO Fellows have presented the results of their projects at the intersection of ethics and geospatial technology.

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    Location Tech Task Force

    Location Tech Task Force

    Leading the conversation on the ethical impacts of geospatial technology and location tracking during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, in partnership with the Henry Luce Foundation.

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    Locus Charter

    Developing an international set of principles and guidance for the ethical use of location data.

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    EthicalGEO Fellows

    Supporting research at the intersection of ethics and geospatial sciences, in partnership with Omidyar Network.

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