GEOG 865
Cloud and Server GIS

Cloud Computing Discussion: Cloud GIS


First, please read Chapter 1 in Rosenberg and Mateos's The Cloud at your Service. The book is available as a free preview from the publisher's website. Purchasing the entire book is optional for this class, not required.

Also, please read this paper:

Spatial Cloud Computing

and this one:

Cloud Computing: A Solution to Geographical Information Systems (GIS).

Please note that I am not endorsing the opinions expressed in these papers, instead, I am hopeful that these papers will stimulate a good discussion. Please feel free to agree or disagree with the authors.

Deliverables for this week's emerging theme:

  1. Post a comment directly on the discussion forum in Canvas that describes how you see cloud computing being used in GIS work, and conversely, how cloud computing might need to change to fit the needs of GIS, in addition to any reactions you have to the papers above.
  2. Then, I'd like you to offer additional insight, critique, a counter-example, or something else constructive in response to one of your colleagues' posts. For possible full credit on this assignment, you need to do both.
  3. Brownie points for linking to other technology demos, pictures, blog posts, etc., that you've found to enrich your posts so that we may all benefit.