Science Thursday: Scaling up Geospatial Data Science with Distributed Computing
• February 23, 2021
Brendan Collins (co-founder at makepath), who has created and/or contributed to libraries including Datashader, Bokeh and xarray-spatial, joins Matt Rocklin and Hugo Bowne-Anderson to discuss how to scale xarray-spatial with Dask.
xarray-spatial is a Python library that implements common raster analysis functions using Numba and provides an easy-to-install, easy-to-extend codebase for raster analysis. It is free of GDAL / GEOS dependencies and was created for general-purpose spatial processing for the GIS community.
For large scale Geo projects, such as Natural Resource Management and Conservation efforts, a connection between the GIS and PyData communities goes a long way. With tools like xarray-spatial, coupled with Dask and Numba, GIS professionals can exponentially increase the computing power and scalability of their work for faster results.
After attending, you’ll understand how:
- The xarray-spatial library works and how to scale it with Dask
- To apply xarray-spatial to domain specific use cases
- To generally use Python libraries for Geo applications, without being a software developer: by extracting over the stuff you don’t need to know and interfacing with familiar APIs
Join us Thursday, March 11 at 5 pm US Eastern time by signing up below and to unearth a world of possibilities with xarray-spatial and Dask!