COM.Geo 2012 Highlight & NVIDIA Keynote: GPUs & Geospatial Computing

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COM.Geo 2012 Highlight & NVIDIA Keynote: GPUs & Geospatial Computing

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News | COM.Geo 2012: The 3nd International Conference and Exhibition on Computing for Geospatial Research & Application (Washington, DC, July 2012)

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COM.Geo 2012 Conference

COM.Geo 2012 Highlight (2): GPU Computing for Geospatial

GPUs have been widely used for computer graphics and visualization applications in geospatial fields for years. But today's GPUs are powerful for general purpose computing -- General Purpose Computing on the Graphics Processing Unit (GPGPU). GPGPU leverages the microprocessors that power many modern graphics cards. GPGPU has great promise for bringing the distributing processes to the geospatial research and application, such as point clouds based LiDAR data processing and large remote sensing image processing, etc. >>

 NVIDIA Keynote: GPUs & Geospatial Computing


 

Dr. David Luebke
Director
NVIDIA Research


Computer graphics and image processing are among the most important tools for geospatial applications, so it is no surprise that graphics algorithms and hardware have long played a vital role in geospatial computing. For example, TIN or DEM terrain modeling makes heavy use of computer graphics algorithms; real-time large terrain visualization employs view-dependent level of detail (LOD) techniques; remote sensing and feature extraction applications often use the image processing and computer vision prowess of graphics hardware; stereo rendering provides a useful tool for visualization; and point cloud rendering is a crucial component for LIDAR data processing. Of course all these rendering and visualization tasks ultimately take place on a graphics processing unit, or GPU.

However, modern GPUs have outgrown their graphics heritage in many ways to emerge as the world's most successful parallel computing architecture. The raw computational horsepower of these chips has expanded their reach well beyond graphics. Their massively parallel computational approach isn't just a good idea, it is the only path forward for scalable computing: if your code isn't intrinsically parallel, you will not be able to tackle ever-bigger problems in the future. I will discuss some of the technological and business imperatives driving modern parallel computing, and close with some examples of GPU parallel computing in geospatial processing. Read more...>>

Conference Hotel Reservation Open (Discounted Rate $136)

Book Before Peak of Travel Season: USA's Birthday, July 4th, Independence Day

COM.Geo 2012 will be held in Hyatt Regency Reston (four diamond resort-like hotel) in Greater Washington DC on July 1-3, 2012, just before July 4th, Independence Day -- the birthday of the United States of America.

Book your hotel early before peak of travel season at a great discounted conference rate $136 with other benefits to save the most money and ensure your first choice of accommodations. >>

COM.Geo 2012 Call For Submissions

COM.Geo 2012 is inviting you to submit your research or application work to the multiple program sessions. Suggested topics include all computing, geospatial, and related applications.   >>

COM.Geo 2012 Important Dates

Full Papers Proposal Submission Deadline Mar. 5, 2012
Short Papers Proposal Submission Deadline Mar. 12, 2012
Courses Proposal Submission Deadline Apr. 9, 2012
Tech Talks / Posters Abstract Submission Deadline Apr. 9, 2012
Panels / Panels+ Abstract Submission Deadline Apr. 9, 2012
Demo Talks / Posters Abstract Submission Deadline Apr. 23, 2012
Sponsor & Exhibit Application Deadline May. 30, 2012
Conference Dates July 1-3, 2012

Invitation to Sponsor & Exhibit in Washington DC

At COM.Geo 2012, your organization can not only attract diverse attendees from all over the world, but also be well positioned and highly visible for department managers and decision makers from government agencies. Take advantage of these great promotional opportunities and select the level of sponsorship best suited for your organization. >>

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About COM.Geo Institute

Computing for Geospatial Research Institute (COM.Geo Institute) is one of the leading-edge geospatial computing research organizations in the world. COM.Geo institute offers R&D, training courses and certificate program, and conferences. Now COM.Geo is playing a guiding role to advancing the technologies in computing for geospatial research and application fields. COM.Geo R&D focuses on the latest computing technologies for multidisciplinary research and development that enables the exploration in geospatial areas. COM.Geo training center offers the most up-to-date training for working professionals to boost their technical knowledge and skills of computing for geospatial technology. The training courses and certificate program is for a multitude of backgrounds and professions. COM.Geo conference is an exclusive international event that connects researchers, developers, scientists, and application users from academia, government, and industry in both computing and geospatial fields.

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