Workshop: Visualizing Billions of Data Points with GPUs

Aaron Williams
Talk Description: 

There has been an explosion of geospatial data sources and collection in recent years, and with it the need for technologies that data analysts can use to query and visualize those very large data sets interactively, exploring and taking action on the data in real-time. In this hands-on tutorial, each attendee will be given a geospatial data set to work with, which they will use to ingest into MapD. By the end of this workshop, you'll learn how to query extremely large geospatial data and visualize it.

In this workshop, participants will be given access to a MapD instance, and hand-on instruction in the following:

-How to install and setup the MapD platform in the cloud, or on prem.
-How to import a geospatial dataset, either one of our samples or one of your own.
-How to create dashboards with geospatial charts in MapD Immerse.
-How to create multi-layer maps, combining data from multiple sources.
-How to update dashboards and share them.

Bio: 
Aaron Williams (@_arw_), VP of Global Community at MapD Technologies Aaron is responsible for MapD’s developer, user, and open source communities. He comes to MapD with more than two decades of previous success building ecosystems around some of software’s most familiar platforms. Most recently he ran the global community for Mesosphere, including leading the launch and growth of DC/OS as an open source project. Aaron has also served as the founding CEO of two startups in the entertainment space.