At a Glance
IQmulus integrates the latest research results in data processing and visualization into a Cloud-based platform for solving important real-life challenges in geospatial applications. New and emerging data acquisition techniques provide fast and efficient means for multi-dimensional spatial data collection. Such raw data is generally big, and includes point clouds and digital images, often enriched with other sensor and thematic data. IQmulus providing a platform to process massive amounts of geospatial big data and serving useful knowledge in a form of processing algorithms developed by the project. The platform is scalable in processing and storage capacity, and capable of handling the four Big Data aspects of variety, volume, velocity and analytics.
IQmulus is a 4-year Integrating Project (IP) partially funded by the European Commission under the Grant Agreement FP7-ICT-2011-318787. The IQmulus consortium is made up of 12 partners from 7 European countries, representing university teams for basic research in geo-spatial information processing, applied research institutes, an SME from the GIS industry as well as national and regional organizations such as mapping agencies. It is positioned in the area of Intelligent Information Management within the ICT 2011.4.4 Challenge 4: Technologies for Digital Content and Languages. IQmulus started on November 1, 2012, and will finish on October 31, 2016.