The objectives of the project are:
- to monitor the evolution of the ecosystem of geospatial companies (in particular SMEs) and
- to identify opportunities, synergies, and obstacles that need to be addressed to foster the development of a vibrant space data economy in Europe.
The survey aims at collecting information on the characteristics, activities, competencies and barriers of geospatial companies in Europe, analysing the changes in their business models during the last 5 years as a result of increased availability of data (particularly from INSPIRE, Copernicus and open Public Sector Information) and changes in the technological landscape (such as increased availability of cloud computing).
All information will be analysed and then published in anonymised aggregate form, and all participants will receive an early copy of the result.