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Record number 561389
Title Computational Infrastructure of SoilGrids 2.0
Author(s) Sousa, Luís M. De; Poggio, Laura; Dawes, Gwen; Kempen, Bas; Bosch, Rik Van Den
Source In: International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems (ISESS 2020) Wageningen : Springer (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology ) - ISBN 9783030398149 - p. 24 - 31.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-39815-6_3
Department(s) ISRIC - World Soil Information
IT Operations I
PE&RC
Publication type Contribution in proceedings
Publication year 2020
Abstract SoilGrids maps soil properties for the entire globe at medium spatial resolution (250 m cell side) using state-of-the-art machine learning methods. The expanding pool of input data and the increasing computational demands of predictive models required a prediction framework that could deal with large data. This article describes the mechanisms set in place for a geo-spatially parallelised prediction system for soil properties. The features provided by GRASS GIS – mapset and region – are used to limit predictions to a specific geographic area, enabling parallelisation. The Slurm job scheduler is used to deploy predictions in a high-performance computing cluster. The framework presented can be seamlessly applied to most other geo-spatial process requiring parallelisation. This framework can also be employed with a different job scheduler, GRASS GIS being the main requirement and engine.
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