Open Data Science Europe workshop 2022

actinia: geoprocessing of GIS and EO data in the cloud
2022-06-15, 10:10–10:30, Conference room - C202

With the rapidly growing availability of Earth observation and geospatial data, the need for scalable geoprocessing solutions is also increasing. Following the paradigm of bringing the algorithms to the data, we have developed the cloud-based geoprocessing platform actinia ( and This free and open source solution is designed as microservices and can ingest and analyze large amounts of data in a parallelized manner. actinia provides an HTTP REST API around GRASS GIS functionality, extended by ESA SNAP and user scripts and libraries written in Python, C or C++. Core functionality includes processing of raster and vector data and time series of satellite imagery (Landsat, Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2, Pleiades, etc.).
actinia is an OSGeo community project since 2019 and a backend of [openEO] ( Recently added process chain templating, STAC support, a Python client, a QGIS plugin, Jupyter notebooks, and more. This presentation gives an overview about the actinia and its latest developments.

Markus Neteler, PhD, is a cofounder of mundialis after having spent 15 years as a researcher in Italy. His focus is on Earth Observation, GIS and cloud computing. Markus managed for two decades the GRASS GIS project, and he is a founding member of OSGeo and other organizations.

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