Computing Platforms

Computing Platforms provide the computational capabilities to apply methods and models to geographic data. Computing Platforms vary in capability, price, and availability from mobile devices to advanced supercomputers and from standalone computers to complex networked infrastructures to address different user needs and data-processing workloads.

Topics in this Knowledge Area are listed thematically below. Existing topics are in regular font and linked directly to their original entries (published in 2006; these contain only Learning Objectives). Entries that have been updated and expanded are in bold. Forthcoming, future topics are italicized

Computing Infrastructures:   Software Systems
Graphics Processing Units   Spatial Database Management Systems (DBMS)
The Cloud   Key-Value Stores / MapReduce
Mobile Devices   Artificial Intelligence
Cyber infrastructure   Software Systems
    Web portals/WebGIS
Computing Approaches:    
History of Computing & GIS&T   Examples and Applications
High Performance Computing   Computational Geography
Grid Computing   Computational Social Science
Pervasive/Ubiquitous Computing   ArcGIS Online
Science Gateways   Google Earth Engine
Networks and Services:   Jupyter Notebooks
Location-based Services    
Internet of Things    
Social Media    
Social Networks    
OGC / Web Service Standards