With the advent of modern digital technologies, powerful data storage devices and high-resolution Earth observation satellites, a spectacular change in geoinformation has taken place. It has led to the consolidation of geodata in comprehensive databases and the development of various forms of application, presentations and services from them. Geoinformation has become an economic asset and is gaining increasing economic importance. The EU and the member states have reacted to this development with a variety of activities and specific legislation.

We advise institutions and companies on current legal issues relating to geoinformation, remote sensing and earth observation:

  • Current legal developments (GeoZG, SatDSiG)
  • Data protection
  • Copyright
  • Contract and license terms
  • service level agreements
  • GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security)
  • INSPIRE (Infrastructure for spatial information in Europe)
  • Satellite data, including
  • Flying projects
  • Public procurement law
Articles on this topic:
In diesem Jahr feiert BHO Legal das 10-jährige Gründungsjubiläum. Zu diesem Anlass haben wir am 27. September im KölnSKY ein Symposium zum Technologierecht veranstaltet. Als Gäste ...
BHO Legal Partners Dr Philip Lüghausen and Dr Matthias Lachenmann have published a well received article on the GDPR impact on collecting and processing geolocation ...
The European Commission has published a study prepared by GMV, SpaceTech Partners, FDC and BHO Legal on the Copernicus Data Policy post 2020. The study ...