TAREEG: A MapReduce-based system for extracting spatial data from OpenStreetMap

Louai Alarabi, Ahmed Eldawy, Rami Alghamdi, Mohamed Mokbel

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Abstract

Real spatial data, e.g., detailed road networks, rivers, build- ings, parks, are not easily available for most of the world. This hinders the practicality of many research ideas that need a real spatial data for testing and experiments. Such data is often available for governmental use, or at major soft- ware companies, but it is prohibitively expensive to build or buy for academia or individual researchers. This paper presents TAREEG; a web-service that makes real spatial data, from anywhere in the world, available at the fingertips of every researcher or individual. TAREEG gets all its data by leveraging the richness of OpenStreetMap data set; the most comprehensive available spatial data of the world. Yet, it is still challenging to obtain OpenStreetMap data due to the size limitations, special data format, and the noisy na- ture of spatial data. TAREEG employs MapReduce-based techniques to make it efficient and easy to extract Open- StreetMap data in a standard form with minimal effort. Experimental results show that TAREEG is highly accurate and efficient.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication22nd ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2014
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages83-92
Number of pages10
Volume04-07-November-2014
ISBN (Electronic)9781450331319
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event22nd ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2014 - Dallas, United States
Duration: 4 Nov 20147 Nov 2014

Other

Other22nd ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2014
CountryUnited States
CityDallas
Period4/11/147/11/14

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Keywords

  • GIS
  • Hadoop
  • MapReduce
  • OpenStreetMap
  • Spatial

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Information Systems

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Alarabi, L., Eldawy, A., Alghamdi, R., & Mokbel, M. (2014). TAREEG: A MapReduce-based system for extracting spatial data from OpenStreetMap. In 22nd ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2014 (Vol. 04-07-November-2014, pp. 83-92). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2666310.2666403