NGA Launches DigitalGlobe-Built Data Storage App; Tony Frazier, Chris Rasmussen Comment

GeocodingThe National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has unveiled a geospatial application developed by DigitalGlobe to help the public store and process raster data.

The MapReduce Geo toolkit is designed for users to search, download, preprocess and format data for analysis using a cloud-based architecture, DigitalGlobe said Tuesday.

Tony Frazier
Tony Frazier

“The project demonstrates how public-private partnerships can create innovative solutions,“ said Tony Frazier, senior vice president of DigitalGlobe U.S. government services.

“DigitalGlobe feels the open source community can drive innovation that helps us better mine our imagery and derived information layers to support emerging defense and intelligence mission requirements,” he added.

Chris Rasmussen, NGA's public software development lead, said the agency aims for the app's release to “further the agency's goal of increasing and streamlining co-creation efforts in software and unclassified data.“

Rasmussen added that MapReduce Geo is available to the public through NGA's GitHub account.


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