Today the availability of location data - both for individuals and businesses - has exploded. Spatial data adds another dimension to data, and reveals patterns that are otherwise not obvious. … Governments are also increasing collecting and sharing location based data. Data relating to urban infrastructure, census, LIDAR and aerial imagery etc. are being collected at massive scale. Many governments have implemented open data sharing policies - making this data available to individuals and businesses to use.
From the compellingly written and presented course Spatial Data Visualization and Analytics, „a modern introduction to working with spatial datasets with QGIS“, which has gone viral when the author made it open access yesterday.
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