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2018 ESIP Lab Incubator Project

Geoweaver is a web system allowing users to easily compose and execute full-stack deep learning workflows via taking advantage of online spatial data facilities, high-performance computation platforms, and open-source deep learning libraries. It is a perfect alternative to SSH client (e.g., Putty), FTP client, and scientific workflow software.

GeoWeaver is a community effort. Any contribution is welcome and greatly appreciated!

Geoweaver Online API

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Project Goals

1) turning large-scale distributed deep network into manageable modernized workflows;

2) boosting higher utilization ratio of the existing cyberinfrastructures by separating scientists from tedious technical details;

3) enhancing the frequency and accuracy of classified land cover land use maps for agricultural purposes;

4) enabling the tracking of provenance by recording the execution logs in structured tables to evaluate the quality of the result maps;

5) proof the effectiveness of operationally using large-scale distributed deep learning models in classifying Landsat image time series.



Java 1.8+ (OpenJDK 8 or higher)

!(only for install via docker) Docker 18.09.1+

!(only for install via docker) Docker-compose 1.23.1+

Quick Install


java -jar geoweaver.jar 

Developer Install

This section is dedicated for developer users who have better background on web technologies and familiar with MySQL, H2, tomcat, docker, and maven. If you are familiar with neither of them, we strongly suggest you use the “Quick Install” way to install Geoweaver.


This way works for most linux releases, e.g., Ubuntu, CentOS, RedHat, OpenBSD, etc.

git clone
cd Geoweaver
chmod 755


git clone
cd Geoweaver
chmod 755


git clone
cd Geoweaver


We use docker-compose to establish the containers for Geoweaver. As the DockerHub is not very friendly for docker-compose yaml at present, we only suggest manual to start from GitHub repo. It only has three steps.


cd .. && docker-compose up -d

The address is:


Replace the your-ip, your-port with the real domain of your tomcat. For example, localhost:8080.

Notice: Make sure the local services like mysql and tomcat are shut down before starting docker-compose. Otherwise there might be port conflict error on 3306 and 8080. Or you can change the port to some other free ports in the docker-compose.yml.

If you don’t have docker or docker-compose installed, these documents will help. docker docker-compose


To stop Geoweaver, type:

docker stop $(docker ps -aq)

Tomcat War


wget -O Geoweaver.war
cp Geoweaver.war /usr/local/tomcat/webapps/

nano /usr/local/tomcat/webapps/Geoweaver/WEB-INF/classes/
nano /usr/local/tomcat/webapps/Geoweaver/WEB-INF/classes/

Fill the fields with correct values. (database url, default: jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/cyberconnector) and WEB-INF/classes/ (database username and password: database_user=root database_password=xxxxxxxx).

(**Note: the MySQL database must be initiated by the SQL file under the folder Geoweaver/docker/db first. If you are using H2 database, please copy the two files: and geoweaver.trace.db to your user home directory before you start tomcat. **)

mysql -u root -p < docker/db/gw.sql


To stop Geoweaver, use:


Cloud VM Template


We provide a ready-to-use cloud template for you to install on mainstream cloud platforms like AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, OpenStack and CloudStack. Please go here to download the template (3.1 Gigabytes). The username and password of the instance would be csiss and password respectively.

To start Geoweaver, go to directory /home/csiss/Geoweaver and execute docker-compose up -d. With no accident, Geoweaver will be up and running.

cd /home/csiss/Geoweaver && docker-compose up -d


To stop Geoweaver, use:

docker stop $(docker ps -aq)

Build from source

Use maven to build. In the command line go to the root folder and execute mvn install. After a success build, the Geoweaver jar package will be under the directory: Geoweaver/target/Geoweaver-<version>.jar.


A live demo site is available in George Mason University.


Geoweaver Tutorial - A beginner tutorial about what Geoweaver can do and how it works


If you found Geoweaver helpful in your research, please cite us:

Sun, Ziheng, Liping Di, Annie Burgess, Jason A. Tullis, and Andrew B. Magill. “Geoweaver: Advanced cyberinfrastructure for managing hybrid geoscientific AI workflows.” ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 9, no. 2 (2020): 119.


This project is impossible without the support of several fantastic open source libraries.

d3.js - BSD 3-Clause

graph-creator - MIT License

bootstrap - MIT License

CodeMirror - MIT License

JQuery Terminal - MIT License