The Spanish Geographic Institute (IGN), under the Ministry of Development (ministerio de Fomento), is in charge of the project of this atlas interactivo de España. This new atlas adds a statistical branch to the geographical information system managed by the institute. What the project initiators were looking for with Géoclip was a truly interactive solution, allowing them to go beyond simple thematic maps, however beautiful and well designed they may be.
This interactive atlas is linked to a much older Spanish project. More than 10 years ago, the Ministry of Housing (now the ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Planning - MITMA) had already produced a Digital Atlas of the Áreas Urbanas, first with version 2 of Géoclip, then with Géoclip O3 and finally with Géoclip Air.
This new atlas interactivo de España offers a wide range of indicators for 3 geographical levels: municipalities, provinces and autonomous communities. The cartographic backgrounds are provided according to 2 areas: a "vista real" and a "vista compacta", depending on whether the Canary Islands are in their geographical location or moved in a specific frame.