Opening up government information to the society and citizens is one of the major socio-political and economic objectives of the present. The provision of open government data plays a key role in the associated transformation process. This also applies to geodata provided by surveying agencies, which is of high value to many geospatial applications. Therefore, the Free State of Saxony is the sixth federal state in Germany that decided to put their geodata under an open licence. This article highlights the application used to share open geodata in Saxony and puts it in the context of an emerging open geoinformation landscape.