The rest of this chapter is dedicated to the running of the
matplotlib USGS/EROS image generation task in AWS using EC2, S3, and Docker. We are going to need to perform two stages of preparation—work that needs to be done locally and the setup that needs to happen in the Cloud. With these complete, we will be ready to execute our prepared task.
Your local setup will include an installation of Docker (and
boot2docker if you are using Mac or Windows). It will create or download
Dockerfiles, generate images from these files, extend the base images as necessary, and start up a Docker image to ensure that everything is in working order.
Here's what you will need for the remainder of this chapter: ...