TAREEG: A mapreduce-based web service 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, buildings, parks, are not really available in most of the world. This hinders the practicality of many research ideas that need a real spatial data for testing experiments. Such data is often available for governmental use, or at major software companies, but it is prohibitively expensive to build or buy for academia or individual researchers. This demo 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 lever-aging the richness of OpenStreetMap dataset; 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 nature of spatial data. TAREEG employs MapReduce-based techniques to make it efficient and easy to extract OpenStreetMap data in a standard form with minimal effort. TAREEG is accessible via http://www.tareeg.org/

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSIGMOD 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages897-900
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781450323765
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data, SIGMOD 2014 - Snowbird, UT, United States
Duration: 22 Jun 201427 Jun 2014

Other

Other2014 ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data, SIGMOD 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySnowbird, UT
Period22/6/1427/6/14

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems

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Alarabi, L., Eldawy, A., Alghamdi, R., & Mokbel, M. (2014). TAREEG: A mapreduce-based web service for extracting spatial data from OpenStreetMap. In SIGMOD 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (pp. 897-900). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2588555.2594528