This presentation was given at Association for Geographic Information (AGI) 'GeoCommunity '11' Conference on 22-Sep-2011.
The AGI is the UK Geospatial Membership Body.
"Cloud-Enabling GIS for Conservational Collaboration"
As higher-level GIS capabilities rapidly move to the Web, or ‘the Cloud’ as it is increasingly being called the possibilities for a seamless, integrated GIS collaboration environment become a reality for all. One group that can especially benefit from ever-decreasing set-up, infrastructure and maintenance costs are Non-Government Organisations (NGOs). One such NGO with a GIS strategy to become fully ‘Cloud-Enabled’ is Amigos de Iracambi - a Brazilian non-profit organisation whose mission is to work with the community to make the conservation and sustainable management of natural resources in the Atlantic Rainforest more attractive than its destruction.