Multi-dimensional raster data and, more generally,
coverages, are responsible for a large part of the "Big Data" tsunami flooding us today.
Undoubtedly, there is a strong push for both open, semantically high level standards allowing access and interchange and technology that allows doing so in a versatile and high-performance manner.
is dedicated to
Earth Look showcasing feasibility of
standards for fast, flexible, and open coverage services.
Based on the rasdaman Big Array Analytics Server,
access, processing, and filtering on 1-D through 4-D coverage data can be explored interactively.
All service interfaces implement pertinent service specifications of the Open GeoSpatial Consortium (OGC):
Demo videos and a WCPS sandbox illustrate usage of flexible geo raster processing services.
is a joint service of the Earth Look Large-Scale Scientific Information Systems Research Group at Jacobs University and rasdaman GmbH.
Please note the Intellectual Property Rights clause for the data policy.
You may also want to look at the
EarthServer initiative which is advancing both rasdaman technology and OGC coverage standards, while establishing large-scale operational WCPS-based data offerings.
September 2012: WCS KVP Protocol Extension Corrigendum has exceeded quorum in OGC voting, hence is likely to get adopted.
September 2012: WCS Range Subsetting has been has been finalised by the OGC WCS Standards Working Group.
August 2012: WCS CRS Extension (for geo image reprojection) has been finalised by the OGC WCS Standards Working Group.
Juli 2012: Newly adopted WCS 2.0.1 published by OGC.
Juli 2012: Newly adopted GMLCOV 1.0.1 published by OGC.
May 2012: Work on the WCS Range Subsetting Extension, WCS Scaling Extension, and WCS Interpolation Extension has started as part of OWS-9.
See also the news posted regularly at rasdaman GmbH.