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Wednesday, May 1 • 10:00am - 10:30am
Benchmarking Big Data management platforms for processing Geospatial data

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Over the last years we have seen an exponential increase in the available data, and some authors argue that up to 80% of data includes a geographic context. The term Big Data has been used to refer to this ever increasing amount of data and its various characteristics such as volume, variety, velocity, and variety. While some platforms are available for handling generic Big Data, such as Hadoop and Spark, only a few systems can deal with the particular nature of geospatial data and they have not been widely adopted by the majority of the companies in the geospatial industry. The purpose of this presentation is to show the results of a series of Benchmarking experiments to compare the performance of multiple geospatial data management systems. The platforms we compare include two well-known systems, namely ArcGIS and PostGIS, and two Big Data management systems especially designed for geospatial data, namely Hadoop-GIS and GeoSpark.We present a summary of how each data management system performs across multiple spatial data processing tasks and metrics. Moreover, we provide a set of technical suggestions for the audience in terms of how to select the best alternative depending on the particular scope and available resources of common projects in the geospatial field.

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Nicole Schleifer

Geomatics/Mapping Manager, City of Peterborough
Moderator, Ballroom 1

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Jaydeep Mistry

Research Assistant, University of Waterloo
Graduated from the University of Waterloo in June 2017 with a Major in Geomatics and a Computer Science Minor. Now pursuing a Masters of Geography at the University of Waterloo, researching Open-Data with GIS.Research interests include GIS and Open-Data. Technical skills include GIS... Read More →
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Juan Carrillo

Research Assistant GISP PMP, University of Waterloo
Juan holds a Geodetic Engineering degree and is a Certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) and Project Manager Professional (PMP). He is currently completing a Masters in Computer Software at the University of Waterloo. His research focuses on the use of Machine... Read More →

Wednesday May 1, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
Ballroom 1