Geodata on IPFS

Volker Mische

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Storing and distributing large data sets is still challenging. There are issues like corrupted files, bandwidth limitations or just unreliable networks. This talk is an introduction into peer-to-peer technologies and [IPFS]. You will learn how these technologies can help you with the previously mentioned problems and why it is a great fit for your geodata.

Such a peer-to-peer network doesn't necessarily need to be a public one, everyone can participate in, it may also be used to distribute the data between trusted parties.

Currently, there is a Go and a JavaScript implementation — that even runs in the Browser — of IPFS available.

IPFS is fully open source and licensed under the MIT Licence (soon MIT+Apache2 dual licence).