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Geospatial Big Data processing, OGC standards and Cloud Computing intersection and resulting opportunities

Geospatial Big Data processing, OGC standards and Cloud Computing intersection and resulting opportunities

General, GeoIT, Opensource, Software
These are three technological concepts that have emerged to organically play nice together and tremendously tilt the landscape of spatial data handling from storage, processing and consumption. This intersection will definitely reinvent how we use geo-information in the various verticals. There is strong emergence of cloud geospatial processing algorithms implemented on cloud platforms like Geobrain and Terradue a cloud platform offering Data-as-a-service, Processing APIs for Earth observation data. Terradue has provided a collection of open source tools through their Github repos. Cloud computing has definitely had a significant impact on computer science and other domains. And the Geospatial industry has definitely warmed up to this new entrance with massive investments in developm
Willy Simons: “Kenya is not yet operating at the cutting edge of Geospatial technology”

Willy Simons: “Kenya is not yet operating at the cutting edge of Geospatial technology”

Interviews
Willy Simons has worked in the geo-spatial industry, since coming to Kenya in 1994. Over the last 18 years in the capacity of Founder and Managing Director of several companies. Among them Esri Eastern Africa, Oarkar Services and currently Spatiality He combines his vast industry experience with qualifications in agricultural science, geo-spatial technology, business and project management. Willy cares about leadership, competitiveness and productivity and wants to use his skills to leave this world a better place. See more here LinkedIn Qn: I was looking to have this interview in Swahili, so it's just fair for me to ask this first. You've been in Kenya since 1994 roughly 23 years, how's your Swahili? Ans: I have a basic understanding of Swahili, and have been taking lessons since last y...
Laban Karanja: “GIS is already becoming a darling of the business world..”

Laban Karanja: “GIS is already becoming a darling of the business world..”

Interviews
Hi! My name is Laban Karanja - currently working as a Solutions Engineer with Esri Eastern Africa. Sounds like a grand title but it basically means that my job is to craft ArcGIS - based solutions for people/organizations who need them. I wasn't always into GIS (actually most of the people I work with would tell you I'm more into the 'IS' part of it than I am the 'G') - I stumbled onto it when I applied for a job at the company I currently work for. I studied Telecommunication Engineering at JKUAT many moons ago but never managed to join that sector. GIS was a bit more welcoming and I'm glad that I ended up here. Hobbies? I'm all about sleep, watching and listening to audio interviews and reading articles about the music business.   You can find Laban on Twitter @sowanch  also
The Present and the Future in Geospatial technology: What transformation are we looking forward  to seeing in this industry?

The Present and the Future in Geospatial technology: What transformation are we looking forward to seeing in this industry?

Applications, Case Studies, General, GeoIT, Industry, Integrations, News, Software
This article was inspired by a recent discussion on a Whatsapp group Do you think traditional GIS desktop apps will become redundant given the rapid developments in SaaS, PaaS etc? What's your take? With the proliferation of Cloud computing, especially considering it offsets your organization infrastructure costs allowing you to invest in what matters, software service, we've seen numerous new technologies and concept emerge within geospatial technology Internet of things, Big Data, Machine Learning, Virtual Reality, 3D Mapping and BIM, Smart Cities concepts. So are these the future of Geospatial technology? Are we looking at something more? Is desktop application loosing ground to cloud based solutions? First, let agree on this; I believe desktop application will be replaced by cl...
Visualizing data in Python (An overview)

Visualizing data in Python (An overview)

Applications, Data, GeoIT, Integrations, Opensource, Tutorial
Today, companies are producing huge amounts of data in terms of volumes in their offices and work places.This has led to large files in data stores or even more server space to store this data.Compared to traditional ways or days, where data was collected and then pre-processed, data nowadays is ready for use into different areas making work easier and faster.This has been made possible by algorithms running in some servers somewhere or offices like yours or mine e.g. Google Servers or Social Media sites like Facebook. Implementing these techniques of machine learning, enhancing insights and developing better knowledge base has led to the great technology era we are experiencing at the moment. As evident at Mastering Python data visualization , accurate and correct data leads to better inf...