Presented By O'Reilly and Cloudera
Make Data Work
Sept 29–Oct 1, 2015 • New York, NY

geospatial conference sessions

2:55pm–3:35pm Thursday, 10/01/2015
Ryan Smith (DigitalGlobe)
MrGeo is a geospatial toolkit designed to provide raster-based geospatial capabilities that can be performed at scale by leveraging the Hadoop ecosystem. This session will provide an overview of the MrGeo design for storing and processing large-scale raster datasets in the cloud, highlight core operations, and present performance benchmarks for some example operations on open data sets.
4:30pm–4:50pm Tuesday, 09/29/2015
Gary Short (Microsoft)
The future of humankind depends on farming greater yields using fewer resources. This talk looks at a European Space Agency-funded project to explore the intersection of farming, big data, and data science.
2:55pm–3:35pm Wednesday, 09/30/2015
Andrew Hill (Textile)
You no longer need to be a remote sensing specialist to leverage real-time geospatial data from space. You don't need to be an expert to harvest social media on the cheap. Geospatial data analysis is a mixing pot that brings together your private data and streams of data from all over. We will talk about how we are bringing this mixing pot together for the future of understanding data.
2:55pm–3:35pm Thursday, 10/01/2015
Brett Goldstein (University of Chicago)
Spatial analytics is often hampered by the arbitrary choice of units, allowing local heterogeneity to obscure true patterns. A new “smart clustering” technique lets us use large quantities of open municipal data to literally redraw city maps to reflect facts on the ground, not administrative boundaries. This talk will explain what smart clusters are and the promise they hold for urban science.