Dr.ir. B. van Loenen

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Biography

Bastiaan van Loenen (associate professor) holds a PhD from Delft University of Technology, and a M.Sc. from The University of Maine ( Spatial Information Science and Engineering) and TU Delft (Geodetic Engineering). Bastiaan is chairing the Knowledge Center Open Data at the Faculty of Architecture and The Built Environment.

Research
Currently his main focus is on open data: the stimulation of re-use of public sector geo-information (PSGI). Other research interests include the development and assessment of Spatial data infrastructures (SDI), the assessment of access and re-use policies and legal aspects of geographic information (e.g., location privacy, harmonising licenses, intellectual property rights).
Bastiaan chairs  the Geo-information infrastructure committee of the Dutch Geodetic Commission, was chair of the legal and socio-economic committee of the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association (GSDI) (2011-2015), participated as an expert in the European Legal Aspects of Public Sector Information 2.0 project, the INSPIRE State of Play project and in the eSDInet+ project, and has advised several European countries on INSPIRE implementation. Van Loenen was in 2010 awarded the professor J.M. Tienstraprijs for most talented young Dutch researcher in the geo-sciences domain.
He has (co-)authored over a 100 publications including the co-editorship of SDI Convergence; Research, Emerging Trends, and Critical Assessment (2009), A Multi-View Framework to Assess Spatial Data Infrastructures (2008) and Spatial data infrastructure and policy development in Europe and the United States (2004).

Education
For the Dutch MSc. programs Geomatics and Geographical Information Management and Applications (GIMA), he coordinates the courses on legal and organisational aspects of geo-information and geographic information infrastructures.

Expertise

Open data, geographic information infrastructure, policy, assessment, legal, governance

Projects

Recent projects

For an up to date overview of projects, please visit the projectspagw of the Knowledge Center Open Data.

  1. Safeguarding data protection in an open data world (SPOW) (2015-2019)
  2. Effective governance of open spatial data (2016-2018)
  3. Welle Donker, F. & B. van Loenen (2015), Sustainable business models for open data (in Dutch), Delft Kenniscentrum Open Data, TU Delft.
  4. Loenen, B. van &  F. Welle Donker (2014), The state of open data (in Dutch), Onderzoek in opdracht van het ministerie van Economische Zaken en het ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu.
  5. Kulk, S., B. van Loenen, H.D. Ploeger (2012). Open data and beyond; Exploring existing open data projects to prepare a successful open data strategy: Liability ( in Dutch). Onderzoek in opdracht van Next Generation Infrastructures.
  6. Van Loenen, B., A. Bregt (2012). Open data and beyond: Exploring existing open data projects to prepare a successful open data strategy; Instruments to monitor the impact of open data (in Dutch). Onderzoek in opdracht van Next Generation Infrastructures/Alliander. 
  7. Kulk, S., B. van Loenen, (2012). Open data and beyond; Exploring existing open data projects to prepare a successful open data strategy: Privacy (in Dutch). Onderzoek in opdracht van Next Generation Infrastructures
  8. Loenen, B. van, J. de Jong, J.A. Zevenbergen (2008), Locating mobile devices; balancing privacy and national security, NWO Research report.
  9. Loenen, B. J. Zevenbergen, G. Giff & J. Crompvoets, (2007), Open toegankelijkheidsbeleid voor geo-informatie vergeleken: het gras leek groener dan het was
onderzoek in opdracht van het Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties, 120 pagina's (Executive summary & country reports in English).

Awards

Bastiaan was winner of the J.M. Tienstra award for most talented geo scientist in the Netherlands (2010).

publications
Publications in Pure
subjects
2007 - Organisational and Legal Aspects of Geo-Information
2009 - Organisational and Legal Aspects of Geo-Information
2010 - Organisational and Legal Aspects of Geo-Information
2011 - Organisational and Legal Aspects of Geo-Information
2013 - Geo-information Organisation and Legislation
2012 - Geo-information Organisation and Legislation
2014 - Geo-information Organisation and Legislation
2015 - Geo-information Organisation and Legislation
2016 - Geo-information Organisation and Legislation
2016 - Geo-information Organisation and Legislation
2017 - Geo-information Organisation and Legislation
2017 - Geo-information Organisation and Legislation
2018 - Geo-information Organisation and Legislation
2018 - Geo-information Organisation and Legislation