Cities are increasingly concentrating a larger population. While large cities only occupy around 2% of the planet's land mass, currently half of humanity already lives in cities, 70% of the population in the case of Europe, and it is expected that, by the year By 2030, almost 60% of the world's population will reside in urban areas, consuming approximately 80% of the planet's resources.
A spatial data or geographical data is that data that has a geographical reference associated with it, either directly, through coordinates, or indirectly, such as a postal code. Thanks to these geographic references, you can locate your exact location on a map. The European Union includes spatial data among data sets that can be considered of high value, due to its “considerable benefits for society, the environment and the economy, in particular due to its suitability for the creation of valuable services added, applications and new jobs ”.
Today we have more and more data sources at our fingertips. According to the European Data Portal, the impact of the open data market could reach up to 334,000 million euros and generate around 2 million jobs in 2025 ('The Economic Impact of Open Data: Opportunities for value creation in Europe. ( 2020)).