Geospatial big data is a massive chunk of spatial dataset that cannot be processed using standard computer systems. We explore the challenges and opportunities surrounding the growth of geospatial big data further in this article.
Geospatial data consists of information used to describe geographical units to computer systems. Because geographies are very complex in real life, it requires an enormous size of data to define geography accurately on a software application. This enormousness means that geospatial data has to be handled using big data tools for all practical purposes. The utility that big data tools offer, generate plenty of opportunities for growth of geospatial big data. However, some moral concerns over the handling of this data have challenged the growth of this technology.
In conclusion, some moral and ethical challenges have arisen due to inadequacies in understanding implications of geospatial big data by privacy protection agencies. However, the seemingly endless opportunities will continue to propel geospatial big data into different sectors in the coming years.
Naveen is the Founder and CEO of Allerin, a software solutions provider that delivers innovative and agile solutions that enable to automate, inspire and impress. He is a seasoned professional with more than 20 years of experience, with extensive experience in customizing open source products for cost optimizations of large scale IT deployment. He is currently working on Internet of Things solutions with Big Data Analytics. Naveen completed his programming qualifications in various Indian institutes.