Date of Graduation
Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science (PhD)
Computer Science & Computer Engineering
Amy W. Apon
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Applied sciences; Geomatics; Geospatial analysis; Parallel architectures; Sift; Viewshed
Geographic information systems (GIS) are performing increasingly sophisticated analyses on growing data sets. These analyses demand high performance. At the same time, modern computing platforms increasingly derive their performance from several forms of parallelism. This dissertation explores the available parallelism in several GIS-applied algorithms: viewshed calculation, image feature transform, and feature analysis. It presents implementations of these algorithms that exploit parallel processing to reduce execution time, and analyzes the effectiveness of the implementations in their use of parallel processing.
Warn, Seth, "High Performance Geospatial Analysis on Emerging Parallel Architectures" (2011). Theses and Dissertations. 156.