The article reflects on the role and methods of production, dissemination,
use and exploitation of geospatial data and analyses, with a particular focus on those research activities that investigate the Global South environments
and spaces. It provides some general coordinates and a first broad
classification of the vast world of urban and territorial data, trying to recall
terms and concepts from which to conduct more specific research in different
geographical contexts. It also proposes some precautions regarding the
approach to take in relation to different data sources and their treatment
with reference to the countries of the Souths of the world.