keeping the National Agricultural Imagery Program (NAIP) dataset open
The NAIP dataset is valuable for mapping in the continental US, so I suspect there are more than a few people on this list who share my alarm at the leaked proposal to move it to a licensed model. My colleague Charlie just wrote about this on the Mapbox blog:
If you're a NAIP user, please consider writing about why the dataset is important to you and why it should remain open. Now is the time to make the case for keeping this resource available to all. Public statements are the best way to spread the word about this, but if you'd prefer to stay private, I'm happy to collect testimonials by email and make sure they get to the right people in government.