Location

Stephen F Austin State University, Baker Pattillo Student Center, Twilight and Grand Ballrooms

Start Date

10-4-2012 4:00 PM

End Date

10-4-2012 8:00 PM

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The technology of cloud computing is ushering great change in the world of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). In today’s fast paced work environment, systems that can be accessed anywhere and any time have great advantages. The Cloud is answering that call as a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources that can be rapidly provisioned or released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.

In order to study the impact of cloud computing on traditional desktop GIS, it is necessary to find out what the cloud can offer and then look into some of the options that are becoming available today. ESRI, a leader in GIS software, offers many options that include ArcGIS.com, a free to use web-based GIS software, and an ArcGIS mobile application available for smart phones and tablets. Through thorough literature review and application practice, this research provides a complete understanding of the current development of cloud computing’s application in GIS.

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Geographic Information Systems and Cloud Computing

Stephen F Austin State University, Baker Pattillo Student Center, Twilight and Grand Ballrooms