The Big Geodata Newsletter provides a quick monthly update on the recent news and developments in the big geodata domain. If you want to be informed please subscribe.
In this issue you will find information on Microsoft's Planetary Computer which is currently in private preview, how to process continental Sentinel 2 data with Dask, a Python package (geemap) to use Google Earth Engine within Jupyter-based environments, and a "big picture" from China on spatiotemporal distribution of aquaculture activities! Our regular upcoming events, recent releases, and CRIB news sections are here as well. We have also a short survey on big geospatial data sets!
Normally in this introduction part we summarize the newsletter content by listing the news items. This time we have only one: our new Geospatial Data Analysis Platform. It required a significant effort, but now we have a state-of-the-art interactive computing platform featuring GPU-backed and distributed data analysis and visualization capabilities directly accessible from your home or office (or home-office) computer. This first issue of the new year is devoted to the platform and will provide you information on its main features and capabilities. Please login to the system and have a closer look. We hope you will like it!
In this issue you will find information on the European Commission's Workshop on Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Earth Observation, UT's new Virtual Research Environment service, parallel R in nutshell, Intel Geospatial - Intel's new cloud-based geospatial analytics platform, and Atlas of Global Surface Water Dynamics with beautiful maps and images based on big data analysis! Our regular upcoming events, recent releases, and CRIB news sections are also there. We have also a short survey on big data software needs!
In this issue you will find information on Φ-week - ESA's annual event dedicated to innovation in EO, cuGraph - large-scale graph analytics on GPUs, Thrill - a high-performance C++ framework for distributed computing, and a new settlement dataset for U.S. which goes back to 1800's at fine spatial resolution! Our regular upcoming events, recent releases, and CRIB news sections are also there!
In this issue you will find information on new Apache Sedona, f.k.a. GeoSpark, incoming research funding calls by Open Clouds for Research Environments (OCRE) for cloud and digital EO services, deck.gl - a state-of-the-art framework for visualisation of large-scale spatial datasets on the web, openEO - an open API to connect different cloud-based EO back-ends in a unified way, and a new wetland dataset produced by open EO data and cloud-based methods. In addition to the our regular section on recent software releases, we have also a new section on upcoming events!
In this issue you will find information on applications of spatial data cubes, eScience Center-ITC collaboration on large-scale phenological modelling, recent developments in GPU-accelerated distributed computing, our new web portal, a tool to extend spatial analysis capabilities of key-value databases, and a new method to fill gaps in earth observation data implemented in the cloud.
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