Geospatial Applications

Living in a spatially-enabled world
Description / Emerging Technologies: 

Our work is related to current technological trends, such as:

  • Cloud computing, Big Data, and HPC
    • Open data for precision farming agriculture
    • Storage and (near) real-time analysis of large amounts of vector based-data (e.g. VGI, sensor observations) and satellite. imagery using traditional database approaches as well as big data tools
    • Early warning systems on the cloud for increased performance and interconnection in Crisis Management
    • HPC for real-time execution of complex calculation and scientific models (e.g. tsunami simulations)
  • Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities
    • Location awareness
    • Sensor management/data access through OGC SWE standards (Working group in OGC to align SWE with IoT approach)
  • Use of GIS open-source technologies
    • Web Map Clients: Leaft, OpenLayers, Cesium
    • GIS Web Services (involving visualization, download, and processing geospatial capabilities): Geoserver, Mapserver
    • Processing libraries: Python ((Geo)Pandas, SciPy, (Geo) PySpark, NumPy), Java (Geotools), Scala (Getrellis, Geomesa), R
    • Databases: PostGIS, Rasdaman, Apache Accumulo, MongoDB
Critical Mass / Market: 
  • Expertise in GIS technologies and standards, which have been applied in different projects/domains (e.g. OGC, INSPIRE, GEOSS, ORCHESTRA)
  • Expertise in the Environmental and Crisis Management domains
  • Strong partners network in the GIS community
  • Experience in integration of sensor data
  • Shifting to big data/cloud paradigm (experience being gained in FOODIE, DataBio, CLARITY, EUXDAT projects)
Relation between the Research Line and Atos Portfolio : 
  • Solutions/Projects are clearly aligned with Atos business areas and can provide support for bidding opportunities
    • Environment and Agriculture (e.g. Spanish Ministry of Environment and Agriculture) with FOODIE, ENVIROFI, DataBio, EUXDAT and EO4AGRI projects
    • Development of Climate Service solutions in support of decision-makers and infrastructure (urban and transport) planners with CLARITY project
    • Support to the improvement of Copernicus programme capabilities for the Agriculture domain (and in particular CAP-2020 policy) through the Coordination and Support Action EO4AGRI project