Big Data
Tuesday 20th September
Orlando, Florida

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The rapid increase of sensing and mobile devices is an unstoppable information source that is transforming human lives in incredible ways. Every two days the human race is now generating as much data as was generated from the dawn of humanity through the year 2003. Big Data is driven by the real time collection, analyses, and visualization of vast amounts of the information most of which has a geospatial or location component. The data was measured somewhere or it describes events at some location. Processing this enormous and varied stream of geospatial information with new big data techniques will bring new benefits to many applications in our world.

The Location Powers: Big Data workshop will bring together leading developers of big geospatial data systems. Participants will not only hear the latest developments but will contribute to the collective discussion advancing the use of big data computing techniques applied to geospatial data with results in many applications.

A public webinar will be held on Wed 3 November at 1000EDT to share the Big Data Whitepaper and outcomes of the Big Data Summit

Meeting Location:

University of Central Florida Executive Development Center
36 West Pine Street
Orlando, FL, 32801 USA


IoT - Sensor Webs

Mobile Location Services

Data Deluge

Geospatial Analytics

Open Source

Smart Applications

Event Agenda

Draft - will be continually updated until the event

Time Session
08:15-10:00 1. Opening session and Keynote
2. Obtaining Big Data: From the Edge to the data center: Streaming, IoT, Imagery >
Session Details:
1. Opening session:
  • Welcome and Intro - George Percivall, OGC
  • Keynote: Dr. Jibo Sanyal, Geographic Information Science & Technology group, ORNL
2. Obtaining Data:
  • Streaming - Professor Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University
  • "Big Earth Data initiatives" - Jeff Walter and Mark McInerney, NASA
  • Point Clouds - TBC
10:00-10:15- Break
10:15-12:003. Maintaining Big Data: Cloud, Data Centers, Databases, Information Models
Discussion on Sessions 1, 2, 3
Session Details:
3. Maintain and Access Data:
  • Session Leader/Rapporteur: Peter Baumann, Jacobs University
  • "CSCC Big Data & Analytics Reference Architecture" - Marcio Moura, Executive Architect with IBM
  • "An Overview of Databases for the Big Data Ecosystem"- Keith W. Hare, JCC Consulting, Inc. and Convenor, ISO/IEC JTC1 SC32 WG3 Database Languages
  • "Location Tech: GeoTrellis, GeoMesa, or GeoWave 20+5" - Rob Emanule, Avenza
  • "Cloud hosting and National Mapping Authorities" - USGS
12:00-13:00- Lunch
13:00-14:454. Analyzing Big Data: Analytics for applications
Session Details:
4. Analyzing Big Data:
  • Digital Globe - Dan Getman
  • EarthServer - Peter Baumann
  • Transforming Insurance, Financial Services and Telecommunications with Big Data technology"
    Presenter: Cary Peebles, Senior Fellow and Chief Architect, Pitney Bowes Software
14:45-15:00- Break
15:00-16:455. Using Big Data: Applications - panel discussion
6. Opportunities - discussion
Session Details:
5. Applications - panel discussion - Chair: Mark Reichardt - confirmed
Shaowen Wang - CyberGIS NCSA/UIUC
6. Opportunities - discussion
  • Reports from Rapporteurs
  • Road map - Webinar, OGC activities, broader


Dr. Jibo Sanyal

Team Lead and Staff Scientist
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Professor Geoffrey Fox

Indiana University

Marcio Moura

Executive Architect, IBM Analytics CTO Office

Rob Emanuele


Jeff Walter

Mark McInerney

Cary Peebles

Senior Fellow and Chief Architect
Pitney Bowes Software

Shaowen Wang

Peter Baumann

Professor of Computer Science
Jacobs University Bremen

Dan Getman

Digital Globe

Keith W. Hare

JCC Consulting, Inc.
Convenor, ISO/IEC JTC1 SC32 WG3 Database Languages


George Percivall

CTO and Chief Engineer

Denise Mckenzie

Head of Outreach

Peter Baumann

Professor of Computer Science
Jacobs University Bremen

Scott Simmons

Executive Director Standards Program

Dan Getman

Digital Globe


Eventbrite - Location Powers: Big Data

This event is free of charge and will be taking place during the OGC Technical Committee meeting. Please register for the TC here if you are interested in learning more about the OGC.

Meeting Location:

University of Central Florida Executive Development Center
36 West Pine Street
Orlando, FL, 32801 USA

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