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What free or open source cloud-based software is recommended by/for the GIS community?

Note: This question is intended to complement an earlier question on installed, desktop software. What GIS-related, or even non-GIS-specific, web- or cloud-based software/tools/services -- that are ...
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Have there been any geospatial applications run in OpenStack by non-governmental entities?

This whitepaper about NASA's Nebula project, describes how cloud computing was used by NASA's Short-term Prediction Research and Transition Center to identify damage scars left by tornadoes. Since ...
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Open source Cloud GIS

I'm looking for an open source cloud GIS solution. Current situation: Up to 100gb of data stored in file geodatabases that is updated daily. Data is used to create maps as well as geoprocessing ...
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What are cloud-based alternatives to Google Fusion Tables?

I'm a beginner in web-mapping. I was playing around with Fusion Tables, but I realized that I had too much data to display. So here's my question, what are some alternatives to Fusion tables? I have ...
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Google Drive and Backing-up/Syncing GIS Data

Seeing that many of us have three computers these days (e.g.. work, home and laptop) is anyone using Google Drive as their main file repository for GIS data? I like the idea of backing everything up ...
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Large dataset processing via cloud computing

I need to process a large dataset. Aside from processing locally on my computer, can I install, for instance, arcgis10 on a cloud service like amazon. I don't have esri server, only arcgis10. I'm ...
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Programming a geoweb application for cloud. What does it imply?

I've recently started to develop a geoweb application using GeoDjango + PostGIS in the backend, HTML5 + JS in the frontend. I'm really at the beginning, so, I have time to change a lot of things. ...
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Distributed & Cloud GIS Resources

Are there any definitive research papers, web resources, or (text)books on distributed GIS? Topics I'm interested in are: Parallelism of sequential spatial algorithms Frameworks for implementing GIS ...
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What's your view on the direction of GIS?

I am a long standing GIS developer and consultant. I am often asked, is there still a place for Desktop GIS, to which I, currently, answer, of course; if there are jobs specific to individuals, you ...
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Online/cloud storage options for GIS file-based data [closed]

I am currently looking into online/cloud-based storage solutions in general and also for my GIS data which consists of shapefiles, rasters, file geodatabases, and the like (no relational databases). ...
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Google Fusion Tables vs Amazon Web Services: which is better for GIS data?

What are the pros/cons for storing storing spatial data in Google Fusion Tables versus Amazon Web Services? Factors would include: Cost, performance, ease of update.
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What GIS Data should Amazon add to its Public Data Sets?

Amazon says: If you have a public domain or non-proprietary data set that you think is useful and interesting to the AWS community, please submit a request below and the AWS team will ...
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What are hardware requirements for a cloud hosted PostGIS & GeoServer?

I have been playing with a local installation of PostGIS & GeoServer. I would like to move my work online now to share it with several collaborators. The proof of the concept map will consist of ...
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How do I get started with GIS Servers on Amazon EC2?

Are there any tutorials, talks or presentations that discuss the use of EC2 or other cloud computing services to host GIS Servers? Has anyone had any experience in doing it with Amazon's EC2? How hard ...
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Is there an architecture for distributed geoprocessing?

Suppose I have 50 computers on my LAN. Each computer has a geodatabase for all parcel polygons in a particular state in the US. I'd like to write a geoprocessing task that finds all parcels valued ...
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ArcGIS server on Amazon EC2 vs buying your own machine. Pro's and Con's

What are the pros and cons using this virtual machine compared to buying your own?
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What is the GeoCloud that everyone is talking about

Directions Magazine, Pitney Bowes (MapInfo), and many blogs are talking about 'CLOUD's in relation to GIS. I have read about Cloud-Computing but still don't understand the concept.