tirsdag den 17. marts 2009

WeoGeo Opens Cloud Computing to Geo-focused Professionals

Fra et praktisk synspunkt bør Cloud Computing være sagen for den krævende GIS organisation ...

From a practical point of view Cloud Computing gotta be the solution for large GIS organisations ...


[...] Based on the successful Library Appliance, the new WeoGeo LibraryTM internet-based service gives customers a viable geo-content management solution: where local data hosting has otherwise been technically challenging, ineffective, or costly. The service provides a geo-centric file repository, browser-based search and retrieve functionality, and various data-manipulation capabilities. All these computing functions are supplied in a scalable, cloud-computing environment where a customer’s IT load is greatly reduced, reliability and access are vastly increased, and high performance, instant scalability is enabled. It simply allows users to better organize and quickly access their data. 

Library provides users a quick upload of their maps, surveys, building plans, reconnaissance photos, utility plans, exploration analyses, and more, into a private internet-based storehouse. Once loaded, authorized organization-wide access to the data is available via an easy-to-use, geo-centric web application. Users can rapidly search and discover files based on their location, or other key parameters. Files can then be instantly retrieved or customized in Library, allowing a download of just what is needed. Library saves the organization from expensive, hard-to-use in-house systems. Alternatively, it offers a solution in situations where there is no current organized content storage. In today’s economic climate, saving money on critical functions is paramount. Library allows customers to avoid maintaining or adding in-house hardware, software, and staff for these content management functions. [...]

Read more: http://www.directionsmag.com/press.releases/?duty=Show&id=29960&trv=1

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