The rapid growth of Big Data (sensors, satellites, social networking) poses challenges to make the plethora of data more actionable intelligent: to process, monitor, manage, interpret and edit. As most information is tied to a location the geospatial information processing and management faces the same challenges regarding the trinity 'volume, velocity and variability'. Effectively the limits of traditional open spatial software components and tools have been reached. Thus necessitating cloud-based, distributed solutions.
In a relatively short time the Eclipse Working Group LocationTech has become the home for the much needed Big Geospatial Data innovation. Projects like GeoMesa, GeoWave, GeoTrellis, GeoGig and others enable temporal-spatial solutions for IoT, Automated Car, Earth Observation, Precision Agriculture, Disaster Management etc.
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