A three tier architecture for LiDAR interpolation and analysis

Efrat Jaeger-Frank, Christopher J. Crosby, Ashraf Memon, Viswanath Nandigam, Ramon Arrowsmith, Jeffery Conner, Ilkay Altintas, Chaitan Baru

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16 Scopus citations


Emerging Grid technologies enable solving scientific problems that involve large datasets and complex analyses. Coordinating distributed Grid resources and computational processes requires adaptable interfaces and tools that provide a modularized and configurable environment for accessing Grid clusters and executing high performance computational tasks. In addition, it is beneficial to make these tools available to the community in a unified framework through a shared cyberinfrastructure, or a portal, so scientists can focus on their scientific work and not be concerned with the implementation of the underlying infrastructure. In this paper we describe a scientific workflow approach to coordinate various resources as data analysis pipelines. We present a three tier architecture for LiDAR interpolation and analysis, a high performance processing of point intensive datasets, utilizing a portal, a scientific workflow engine and Grid technologies. Our proposed solution is available through the GEON portal and, though focused on LiDAR processing, is applicable to other domains as well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputational Science - ICCS 2006
Subtitle of host publication6th International Conference, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)3540343830, 9783540343837
StatePublished - 2006
EventICCS 2006: 6th International Conference on Computational Science - Reading, United Kingdom
Duration: May 28 2006May 31 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3993 LNCS - III
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


OtherICCS 2006: 6th International Conference on Computational Science
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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