Webinar: Welcome to the Cloud GIS Era

It’s no secret that many of the valuable benefits of GIS technology have proven elusive. And recently, amid the tough economy, staff reductions and budget cuts, GIS success has become a mission impossible for many municipalities. Fortunately, cloud computing holds the answer to many of government’s GIS, budget, and technology adoption difficulties.

Welcome to the Cloud GIS Era is an educational webinar presented by Digital Map Products that will cover recent developments in Cloud GIS, share real life examples of how cities are embracing and succeeding with this technology and provide tips for how to get started with the cloud.

Drawing on its more than a decade of experience delivering cloud-based GIS applications and geospatial data, Digital Map Products will highlight how GIS in the cloud can relieve overburdened IT staff, save money and resources, and increase citizen engagement. In addition, Cloud GIS best practices and product examples will be featured.

You can register for this webinar here: http://www.digmap.com/campaigns/CloudGISEra.html

We look forward to having you attend!

[Editor's note: while this may sound as an advertisement, the topics seems generic enough to be of interest to many of our users. Topics:

  • Recent Developments in Cloud GIS
  • How GIS is different (and better) in the cloud
  • Real Life Cloud GIS Success Stories
  • Tips to succeed with Cloud GIS]

Re: Webinar: Welcome to the Cloud GIS Era

Has anyone done any analysis in choosing one cloud service over another?

Some of the critieria I would use would include, data cost, uptime, leverage standards, ease of distributing data back to the business and partners in as many formats as possible, built in analysis tools, security, restrictions, collaboration, metadata handling, data tracking, user permissions, and support for open standards.

Some of the companies create an almost instant lock-in with very little to offer thats unique (such as developing and distributing your own online web processing services for example). The path to the cloud seems a lot easier then the path back down.