Leveraging Microsoft Azure for Geospatial Analytics

English Intermediate Main Conference

Microsoft Azure provides powerful services for large-scale computations. In this session, we use Azure Synapse in combination with the recently released Azure Orbital Analytics to process large swaths of aerial imagery. Azure Synapse is a highly scalable combination of data integration services and big data analytics. We show the basic Synapse setup and workflow. We then go into more detail about how Azure Orbital Analytics makes use of Synapse and how you can use similar setups for your own computations. We look at how custom activities can be used to start Azure Batch tasks capable of running Docker containers. We share insights into hard-won lessons along the way.


Arno Hollosi

CTO, Blackshark.ai

Arno is CTO at Blackshark.ai, a company that seeks to unlock planetary insights by building the world’s leading authentic 3D digital map. Previously, he was a professor at FH CAMPUS 02 in Graz, worked for a German e-commerce startup, as well as for Siemens and the Austrian government. In his free time, he runs one of the oldest wikis worldwide.

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