About Actinia: cloud based geoprocessing

The cloud based geoprocessing platform actinia is able to ingest and analyse large volumes of geodata already present in the cloud. Due to its scalability of the cloud platform insights and tailor made information are delivered in near real-time. actinia is free and open source software, available on GitHub.

Actinia is an open source REST API for scalable, distributed, high performance processing of geographical data that mainly uses GRASS GIS for computational tasks. It provides a REST API to e.g. process satellite images, time series of satellite images, arbitrary raster data with geographical relations and vector data.

The REST interface allows to access, manage and manipulate the GRASS GIS database via HTTP GET,PUT,POST and DELETE requests and to process raster, vector and time series data located in a persistent GRASS GIS database. Actinia allows the processing of cloud based data, for example all Landsat 4-8 scenes as well as all Sentinel-2 scenes in an ephemeral databases. The computational results of ephemeral processing are available via object storage as GeoTIFF files.

Overview article

Neteler, M., Gebbert, S., Tawalika, C., Bettge, A., Benelcadi, H., Löw, F., Adams, T., Paulsen, H. (2019). Actinia: cloud based geoprocessing. In: Proc. of the 2019 conference on Big Data from Space (BiDS’2019), pp. 41–44. EUR 29660 EN, Publications Office of the European Union 5, Luxembourg: P. Soille, S. Loekken, and S. Albani (Eds.), http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2631917

OSGeo community project page

actinia at OSGeo: https://www.osgeo.org/projects/actinia/

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Owner/Contact Information

mundialis GmbH & Co. KG
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