Geospatial Track: Geospatial Big Data: Software Architectures and the Role of APIs in Standardized Environments – Ingo Simonis, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
A number of technologies have evolved around big data, in particular products from the Apache community such as Hadoop, Storm, Spark, Hive, or Cassandra. The geospatial community has developed a range of standards to handle geospatial data in an efficient way. Most of these standards are produced by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and implemented in the form of domain-agnostic data models and Web services. With the emerging demand for streamlined APIs, new questions emerge how access to Big Data in the geospatial community can be handled most efficiently, how existing standards serve these new demands and implementation realities with distributed Big Data repositories operated e.g. by the various space agencies. This presentation should stimulate the discussion of geospatial Big Data handling in standardized environments and explore the role of products from the Apache community.