All the Things: capitalizing on big data from devices, drones, and cubesats
"Data deluge" has become common phraseology for the phenomena sweeping across virtually every geospatial and remote sensing sub-discipline. Data from imagery or video, via high resolution cameras, or active sensors (i.e. lidar), deployed on drones, manned aircraft, or cube-sats, as well as instrumented field equipment and hand held devices are producing information at a historically unprecedented rate. Meanwhile, a gap in the knowledge of managers, stewards, domain scientists, and data scientists threatens our ability to adapt to rapidly warming climate and a growing population. Closing these gaps requires collaboration across disciplines: an understanding of cyberinfrastructure and computational thinking in order to tackle big data with large shared resources. This talk will provide a roadmap and a broad overview of exemplar communities that have successfully established their own cyberinfrastructure with open software, and strategies for harnessing the big data revolution.