Geospatial Data

Data about objects, events, or phenomena that have a location on the Earth’s surface or any other planet in the galaxy (including the space stations). The location may be static in the short-term (e.g., the site of a road, an earthquake event, children living in poverty), or dynamic (e.g., a moving vehicle or pedestrian, the spread of an infectious disease). Geospatial data combines location information (usually coordinates on the earth), attribute data (the characteristics of the object, event, or phenomena concerned), and often uses temporal information (the time or life span at which the location and attributes exist).