September 1, 2011 Sponsored by ESRI
From software as a service (SaaS) to infrastructure as a service (IaaS), Esri® gives agencies a full range of GIS solutions. Learn how Alabama’s Legislative Reapportionment Office and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs use Esri cloud solutions to support their missions.
If you haven’t already heard, the cloud is here to stay. Cloud solutions are becoming increasingly integrated into both the private and public sectors. The popularity of cloud computing has grown dramatically in the last 18 months, thanks to its numerous benefits: off-site hosting, on-demand service, fast scalability, huge capacity, and potential cost savings. By allowing data and applications to be pooled in central locations that can be accessed by users from almost anywhere, the cloud speeds up numerous processes.
Geographic information system (GIS) technology has long been a powerful tool in a wide variety of fields. Esri’s ArcGIS in particular has allowed all kinds of users to easily author maps, globes, models, and data.
Now Esri is taking the power of ArcGIS and putting it in the cloud. This gives more people than ever the ability to make and share intelligent maps—even if they have no real knowledge of how GIS works.