Geo(Mesa/Wave/Trellis/Jinni): Processing Geospatial Data at Scale @locationtech
LocationTech is a working group inside of Eclipse Foundation that a set of 4 open source projects dealing with large geospatial datasets call home: GeoTrellis, GeoWave, GeoMesa, and GeoJinni (sense a pattern?).
These projects were created to solve the type of problems that we are seeing more and more of: how do we ask very large geospatial data questions concerning location? In this talk, I will give an introduction to those four projects, and talk about how each project approaches processing geospatial data at scale.
This talk covers the basics, such as:
- what does "processing geospatial data at scale" mean exactly?
- a introduction and history of Hadoop, Spark, and Accumulo
- What are GeoTrellis, GeoMesa, GeoWave, and GeoJinni? How are they different?
If your new to distributed processing, you should leave this talk with a better sense of the field, and if you're a veteran, you should leave with a better idea which of these project might fit your distributed geospatial processing needs.