Open Data is the free availability of mostly public information. Free in this context means that data from public administrations is made available under a free license through a download offer or through the provision of data services.
The intention is to enable developments such as Open Government through free access to data. In public administrations Open Data is often equated with the use of OpenStreetMap data. The liberation of own data sets can also be understood as a contribution to greater democracy and as a business promotion.
The data should be provided in a structured and machine-readable manner if they are to meet the criteria of Open Data. You can then filter, search, and further process this data. This is especially true for spatial data. You are thinking about how your organisation can participate? Talk to us, we are glad to help.