In the context of GIS, parallel processing is a programming paradigm used to speed up computationally intensive geoprocessing tasks by executing them over multiple CPU cores or threads.

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Really slow extraction from raster even after using crop?

I have a large raster file (245295396) cells and stacks of rasters having 4 layers each which lie in the extent of this large raster. To start with I am trying to get value from one stack (3 channels) ...
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How to run qgis scripts in parallel across remote server(s)

I have a stand alone python script using qgis that I wrote with the help of the SE question here The script takes three arguments being; an input file path, an output file path, and another input ...
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problem deleting shapefiles because still in use by arcpy cursor [duplicate]

I have a function outputTblContents which contains def outputTblContents ( path ): rows = arcpy.SearchCursor(path, fields="alpha; beta") for row in rows: print("{0} => ...
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A Distributed Cost-Distance Algorithm

I'm currently trying to implement a distributed cost-distance algorithm, however I can't seem to invent my own and still make it fast. I've been googling around a bit but haven't found anything that ...
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How can I parallelise embarrassingly parallel GIS operations in QGIS python?

A common requirement in GIS is to apply a processing tool to a number of files or apply a process for a number of features in one file to another file. Much of these operations are embarrassingly ...
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Sending commands into FGDB

I have a large .gdb of all blocks in the United States, available from Census. I would like to create a point shape file of all census tract centroids in the US. I have QGIS with FileGDB enabled, as ...
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How to do parallel queries in postgis [closed]

Is there any way to do queries in postgis using multiple cores in a transparent way, other than splitting my queries among several client connections ?
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Python scaling issues and possible subprocess conflicts?

I have always found such great analytical and programming expertise on StackExchange in the past that I hope you can help me. Background: I have a project that involves spatially joining and ...
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Parallel Computing and Raster Operations in ArcObjects gives cryptic error

This is a problem I have been struggling with for awhile. The code below takes 1-3 input feature layers (pFLayer) that were stored into a list called pFeatureLayerCollection, casts them into ...
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Execute multiple process in parallel of Arcpy script

I have seen some difficult ways to do parallel processing, but I wonder if it is possible to simply execute multiple process of the same ArcPy script at the same time. My script makes some changes to ...
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parallelization of raster mosaic

I would like to create a raster mosaic of the national USGS NED 30m DEM (~50 GB). I'd like to leverage parallel processing using python multiprocessing module where possible. I'm using ArcGIS 10.0. My ...
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Arcpy Parallel Processing Environment

I recently discovered the Parallel Processing environment setting in ArcGIS (this must be new to 10.1), however, there is no mention as to what tools are designed to utilize this environment setting. ...