Companies, governments, and individuals recognise Big Data and Open Data policies as drivers of innovation and growth. Satellite data is undoubtedly part of this Big Picture. But where does it stand? The EC, SMEs and civil society shared with us their views and expectations on Big Data.
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With Big Data and Open Data policies on everybody’s lips, 2015 confirmed that these trends are here to stay. Companies, governments, and individuals recognise them as drivers of innovation and growth. Satellite data is undoubtedly part of this Big Picture. But where does it stand?
When it comes to satellite data, open data policies have come to be expected and welcome from public entities. However, a private satellite data provider going for the same policy will make some noise and raise some eyebrows. Surely the very point of such companies is to make money from selling such data, not giving them away for free. And yet…
Many obvious geographic data user networks need, access, manipulate and use Big Data, but satellite data still lags behind in the mix. Hopefully, some things are about to change! We showed some examples during the latest round table organised in cooperation with ROSA, ESA and the EC.
2015 is the year France will host the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21). The expected results of the C3 initiative – that is, innovative applications relying on data and emerging from the collective intelligence of citizens, companies, start-ups, civil society, students – will feed into the COP21. As far as initiatives of this kind go, C3 is exemplary in making climate change, but also innovation, everyone’s business.