Big Earth Observation- and Geodata analysis with actinia and GRASS GIS
On 17 June the online conference FOSS4G UK 2020 Online will take place. As the name suggests, it is a remote conference. In addition to a number of other FOSS4G events that will be held online, and after a number of painful cancellations, such as the cancellation of the global FOSS4G 2020 conference that was supposed to take place in Calgary, we are very excited about the new format of an online conference that is also new to us. And even though the important social networking will be more difficult to realize in online conferences, we are happy to participate in this event.
Till Adams will present the topic “Big Earth Observation- and Geodata analysis with actinia and GRASS GIS. The talk will take place on June,17th from 10h30 – 11h15.
In the context of the lecture we present our cloud based technology based on actinia and GRASS GIS, that enables “Big Data” analysis in process chains.
The general availability of geo- and earth observation data is increasing, also due to the growing number of organisations pursuing an open data policy. As availability increases, so does awareness and demand for geo-based decision support. In the lecture we present the implementation of the new paradigm “bringing processes to the data” with Open Source components. Process chains for geodata analysis are implemented in actinia and deployed in a cloud environment. The combination of these two processes enables a cloud-optimized geodata processing, which can be triggered by simple API calls. In the first part we show the architectural structure and the interactions between actinia and GRASS GIS. In the 2nd part we present examples of process chains. These are:
- a) autmated surface type recognition from orthophotos
- b) On-demand creation of cloud-free Sentinel 2 scenes using temporal interpolation
- c) Gap-filling of high-resolution land surface temperature data from MODIS satellite data.
Registration is now open and ends on 16 June at 24:00. It is okay to come to only one or two sessions, but you still need to register before the day – this allows the organizers to manage the numbers.
You can register here.