Virtual Machines of geospatial RDF stores

For our evaluation of current geospatial RDF stores (for which you can read more here), we have set up five (5) pre-built Virtual Machines. Each one contains a working installation of one of these geospatial RDF stores (in Debian 6.x “squeeze” OS):

The VMs are available at: (username:guest, password: be-my-guest).

The images are normal XEN domU disk images, which can be used to create a functional domU guest. Of course, you should also provide:

  • your own guest configuration file at /etc/xen/<the-vm>.cfg (or wherever you have chosen to configure your domU guests)
  • a swap image file

Use root:root as the root password for your newly created machine (and of course, change it just after your first login). After creating the machine, you should login with the serial console (eg. xm console <the-vm>) and:

  • configure your network interfaces to adapt to your local network
  • configure your hostname and your /etc/hosts file
  • restart your network interfaces

We have also uploaded at the same ftp location the dataset we used for our evaluation: OpenStreetMap data for Great Britain covering England, Scotland, and Wales (as of 05/03/2013) in ESRI shapefile format. Of the available OSM layers, only those concerning road network (roads), points of interest (points) and natural parks and waterbodies (natural) were actually utilized. From each original layer, only the most important attributes were retained: shape, name, osm_id, type.

You can find more information on how we used these VMs for our evaluation, in the public deliverable D2.1.1 ‘Market and Research Overview’.

Please enjoy!

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