mundialis at the Big Data from Space (BIDS’19) conference
The 2019 Big Data from Space (BiDS’19) – Turning Data into Insights Conference took place in front of a large audience from 19 to 21 February 2019 in the Alte Kongresshalle in Munich.
In the exciting and varied lectures it was explained how processing and analysis of the massive space-time earth and space observation data available today as well as their synergetic use with other data sources can now be carried out cloud-based. The focus of the BiDS’19 conference was on new methods that enrich the entire value chain from data processing to information extraction and analysis.
mundialis gave the presentation “Actinia: Cloud based Geoprocessing” (for slides and paper, see below).
We showed that the integration of earth observation data and other geodata creates a great added value, which cannot be raised with a separate view. The cloud-based geoprocess platform actinia presented by our managing director Dr. Markus Neteler is capable of processing and analyzing large amounts of data already available in the cloud. Thanks to the actinia REST API, users can now process and analyze EO and geodata together. Thanks to the scalability of cloud platforms, knowledge and tailor-made information can be made available almost in real time and integrated into their own business processes. Actinia offers an open source REST API for the scalable, distributed and powerful processing of geodata, which mainly uses GRASS GIS for computational tasks.
- slides of our conference contribution can be found here: PDF (3 MB)
- “actinia” paper: PDF (100 kB)
- Full BIDS’19 Conference Proceedings are also available: PDF (110MB)
Keywords: Earth observation applications, GIS, cloud-based processing, geospatial analysis, Open Source