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Location Powers Workshop to advance Geospatial applications of Big Data

By [email protected] - 21st September 2016 - 15:02

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) Location Powers: Big Data workshop, occurred on Tuesday 20th September in Orlando, Florida. The Location Powers: Big Data workshop brought together leading developers of geospatial big data systems. This was an opportunity for participants to hear about the latest developments in the field, as well as contribute to the collective discussion concerning advancing the use of big data computing techniques being applied to geospatial data. The rapid increase of sensing and mobile devices is an unstoppable information source that is transforming human lives in incredible ways. Every two days, the human race generates as much data as was generated from the dawn of humanity through to the year 2003. Most data has a spatial and temporal component and by processing this enormous and varied stream of geospatial information with big data analytics and visualization brings benefits to many applications in our world.