Home ITCAbout ITCCentres of expertiseCenter of Expertise in Big Geodata ScienceCapacity DevelopmentIntroduction to the Geospatial Computing Platform, June 2024 (Postponed)
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Introduction to the Geospatial Computing Platform

Do you want to attend the training?

ITC Geospatial Computing Platform has been operational since January 2021 and provides a user-friendly cloud-based interactive interface for geospatial data analysis and visualisation with hundreds of ready-to-use scientific and geospatial analysis software packages, including desktop applications (e.g. QGIS, R Studio), and a wide-variety of computing resources capable of GPU-enabled machine learning and big data processing.

This training workshop, organized by the Center of Expertise in Big Geodata Science (CRIB), aims to provide in-depth information on the architecture, capabilities, and limitations of the Geospatial Computing Platform. Available computing resources and core platform components will be explained, interactive notebook, terminal, and remote desktop interfaces will be demonstrated, and best practices for data management and effective use of computing resources, including customization of research environments (e.g. installing new software packages) will be presented. Services integrated to the platform (e.g. PostgreSQL, Geoserver) will be explained and demonstrated as well.

At the end of the training, you will have a better understanding on how the platform works and how you can use its capabilities for education, research, and capacity development activities.




ITC Building, Room LA 2409
Hallenweg 8, 7522 NH Enschede


No prior knowledge is required for the training. Familiarity with geospatial data processing and interactive computing environments is a plus.


Registration is required to attend the workshop, which is open to all ITC staff and students

The capacity is limited to 25 people. In case of more registrations, the participants will be selected based on the balance between staff and students.

Registration form will be available once the training date is set.


dr.ing. S. Girgin MSc (Serkan)
Associate Professor, Head of CRIB


13:30 - 13:45

Welcome and ice breaker

13:45 - 14:45

Features and capabilities of the Geospatial Computing Platform

14:45 - 15:00

Q&A and wrap-up



For more information or questions, please contact ir. Jay Gohil (j.h.gohil@utwente.nl).