Tuesday, September 8, 2020
4:00-4:20 PM Central European Time
11:00-11:20 AM Eastern Time
Speaker: Peter Baumann, Jacobs Univ., Germany
Sponsored by GRSS
GRSS Earth Science Informatics WG & Sample Activity: Datacube Standards
The concept of coverages as a unifying paradigm for spatio-temporal sensor,image (timeseries), simulation, and statistics data is recognized as a cornerstone for interoperable services on Big Earth Data. The OGC coverage data and service standards offers a stable, implemented, and proven baseline for flexible, harmonized services – 2.5 PB Web Coverage Service (WCS) services are known, coverage analytics queries have been parallelized across 1,000+ Amazon cloud nodes. Many open-source and proprietary tools support the coverage standards suite. However, due to the dynamic nature of the field – standards evolve due to technical insights gained, new tools start promoting their individual visions -it has become less than trivial recently to understand terms, trends, standards, and how they relate, differ, or agree. In this webinar, we give a condensed overview of the coverage standards landscape. The goal is to enable the audience to correlate OGC, ISO, and other work and be aware of recent harmonization efforts. The presentation is based on our many years of work on coverage standardization in OGC, ISO, and INSPIRE and as editor of the larger part of these standards.
Peter Baumann is professor of Computer Science at Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany and founder and CEO of rasdaman GmbH.
He is inventor and Principal Architect of the rasdaman Array DBMS, the historically first complete implementation of what today is called a “Big Data Analytics” server for large, multi-dimensional arrays. He has authored and co-authored 100+ book chapters and papers on array (aka raster) databases and further fields, and has given tutorials on raster databases worldwide.
Baumann obtained a degree in Computer Science (1987) from Technical University of Munich, a doctorate (1993) in computer Science from the Department of Computer Science of the Technische Universität Darmstadt while working with Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics. He has pursued post-doctoral activities in both industry and academia, working for Softlab Group in Munich (now Cirquent) and as Assistant Head of the Knowledge Bases Research Group of FORWISS (Bavarian Research Center for Knowledge-based Systems) / Technical University of Munich where he was deputy to Prof. Rudolf Bayer, Ph.D. Among Dr. Peter Baumann’s entrepreneurial activities was founding of the spin-off company rasdaman GmbH for commercialization of the world’s first multi-dimensional array database system. In August 2004 he was appointed as Professor of Computer Science at Jacobs University Bremen (formerly: International University Bremen).
Baumann’s current research interests include scalable database and Web service support for large, multi-dimensional arrays, including algebraic modeling, query language, query optimization, system architecture, and applications such as earth sciences and life sciences. As part of this research, standardization of geo raster services is being addressed. As such, it is related to dimensional databases, however with a distinct focus on spatio-temporal, multi-dimensional raster graphics data, rather than business data.