The project contains an open source framework and API that enables big data developers to author custom spatial applications for Hadoop.
The GIS Tools project also enables the ArcGIS platform to leverage big data on Hadoop using tools that combine custom Hadoop applications with the ArcGIS Geoprocessing environment.
The project supports processing of simple vector data (Points, Lines, Polygons) and basic analysis operations, e.g. relationship analysis on that data, running in a Hadoop distributed processing environment.
An overview page, including sample tools, can be found here: http://esri.github.com/gis-tools-for-hadoop
David and Michael Park are also presenting the project, its design and implementation, plus a demo, during a DevSummit talk on Thursday at 10am in Catalina/Madera.
If you’re down in Palm Springs this week, go check it out:
Big Data: Using ArcGIS with Apache Hadoop