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)
Spatial Cloud Computing Spatial MapReduce
Mobile Devices Artificial Intelligence Tools and Platforms for GIS
Cyberinfrastructure Geospatial Technology Transfer
eScience, the Evolution of Science Web GIS
Computing Approaches Enterprise GIS
Origins of Computing & GIS&T: a Computer Systems Perspective   
Origins of Computing & GIS&T: a Perspective on the Role of Peripheral Devices Examples and Applications 
High Throughput Computing and GIS Google Earth Engine
High Performance Computing and GIS ArcGIS Online
Science Gateways GIS&T and Computational Notebooks
  OSGeo Live
  Apache Spark
Social Media and Location-based Services  
Location-based Services  
GIS& the Internet of Things  
Social Media Analytics  
Social Networks  
GIS&T Web Services