Associate Professor Mohamed Mokbel (Computer Science and Engineering - College of Science and Engineering) has created a platform that handles very large sets of spatial data on Apache Hadoop. This platform, an open-source project, has been distributed online. Professor Mokbel’s group uses MSI resources to experiment with the platform for various operations.
The Eclipse Foundation, an organization supported by software industry leaders, is now funding this project under the name GeoJinni. This will allow Professor Mokbel’s team to expand and develop the program even more.
The OVPR Inquiry blog recently published an article about SpatialHadoop and the Eclipse Foundation.