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 Spatial MapReduce
Mobile Devices Artificial Intelligence
Cyberinfrastructure Software Systems
  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 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 Analytics  
Social Networks  
OGC / Web Service Standards