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Geodata on IPFS

Volker Mische

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).