Azavea joined Eclipse and the LocationTech working group in August. Following a release of the software under the Apache license in October, Azavea has now submitted its GeoTrellis software framework to LocationTech.
GeoTrellis is designed to support very fast geospatial data processing. It is based on the Scala language and the Akka framework. Now on its version 0.9 release, the GeoTrellis framework provides an ability to process large and small raster data sets with low latency by distributing the computation across clusters of multiple threads, cores, CPUs and machines using the actor model of distributed processing. It was designed to solve three core problems: Create fast, scalable geoprocessing web services; Create geoprocessing services that can act on large data sets; and Run geoprocessing operations in parallel to take full advantage of cloud computing and other clustered computing architectures.
The software includes the ability to both rapidly process raster data and chain together multiple processing tasks to support simulation and modeling. The goal of the framework is to transform user interaction with geospatial data by bringing the power of geospatial analysis to real-time, interactive web and mobile applications. While the software has not yet reached a version 1.0 release milestone, it is already being used to support new kinds of applications in watershed modeling, infrastructure investment planning, economic development, urban forestry, and transportation.
"Azavea builds civic software for the Internet. As more software moves to cloud architectures, I believe open source software components are becoming central to building successful products and services. By moving GeoTrellis to the
Eclipse is a community for individuals and organizations who wish to collaborate on open source software with business-friendly licenses.
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