Federated Earth Datacubes: Concepts, Standards, Services
Datacubes form an accepted cornerstone for analysis (and visualization) ready spatio-temporal data offerings. Beyond the multi-dimensional data structure, the paradigm also suggests rich services, abstracting away from the untractable zillions of files and products – actionable datacubes as established by Array Databases enable users to ask “any query, any time” without programming. The vision is to enable access and analytics to Big Earth Data without deep coding and IT skills, just as we use TV sets without the need for deep electronics know-how.
In this session we will perform a walk through the datacube universe, starting from the concepts, seeing how they get manifest in the various standards, seeing concrete examples of “datacubes in action”, ending with an outlook to future vistas. Internet-connected participants can recap and modify most of the examples shown.