David Chappell


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GIS in the Cloud  
# Thursday, September 23, 2010
Geographic information system (GIS) technology has gone mainstream--it seems to be everywhere. Cloud computing has also gone mainstream, becoming a bigger part of our lives every day. It shouldn't be surprising that these two technologies are being used together.

I've written a white paper on this combination, sponsored by ESRI. It's called GIS in the Cloud: The ESRI Example, and it illustrates some ways in which ESRI is applying cloud computing to GIS. The paper's goal is to give anybody interested in this area a big-picture view of how one GIS provider is exploiting the possibilities of the cloud.

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