Data cube technology
Landcare Research is developing an innovative spatial data-cube technology to support raster, vector and link-data ‘big data’ processing. This infrastructural technology has been specifically designed to support repeatable/reusable procedures (known as workflows) for both multi-thematic environmental data analysis and for integrating heterogeneous spatial data from multiple sources into a single harmonised data resource. The infrastructure leverages open (web and geospatial) standards to maximize its utility, interoperability with and applicability to other systems. The implementation plan for this project is to incrementally adopt elements of this technology, as required to successively progress from data collation through to integration, analysis, and presentation, incorporating data provenance and uncertainty.