ModelLab: A Cloud-Based Platform to Support Advanced Geospatial Modeling of Earth Observation Data

Period of Performance: 06/17/2015 - 12/17/2015

$125K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Azavea Inc
340 N 12th Street, Suite 402
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Firm POC, Principal Investigator

Abstract

The availability of geospatial data has increased dramatically over the past half-century, and so has the size of individual datasets. The ability to gather, store, access, and analyze these large geospatial datasets provides unprecedented opportunities for innovation and understanding that are only partially addressed by existing geospatial data processing tools and public cloud computing platforms. The ModelLab will address this concern by providing an entirely new type of user experience that will make geospatial modeling capabilities available not only to trained geospatial professionals, but also to non-technical users in a broad range of public and private sector positions. Further, it will both simplify and shorten the development process for a host of model-driven software applications by providing developers with a growing catalog of well-crafted models to build and innovate from.