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Questions tagged [cloud-gis]

GIS database and services hosted as scalable server (or serverless) environments in the cloud.

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Seeking cloud-based alternatives to Google Fusion Tables? [closed]

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. What are some alternatives to Fusion tables? I have 9 layers of data (...
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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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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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Options for Open Source Cloud GIS? [closed]

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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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 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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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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Google Drive and Backing-up/Syncing GIS Data [closed]

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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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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Is it possible to host MapServer in the cloud, specifically in Azure?

Can MapServer be hosted in the cloud? I presume as a virtual machine, or is it possible to have it as an Azure Web App, and avoid the hassle of VM maintenance And by cloud, I mean Microsoft ... but ...