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H Gac And The Arc Gis Cloud Texas Gis Forum 2012

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H Gac And The Arc Gis Cloud Texas Gis Forum 2012

  1. 1. Houston-Galveston Area Council Texas GIS Forum 2012
  2. 2. What is Cloud Computing?• Cloud computing – Internet-based computing – Resources, software, and or information is shared over arrays of hardware.• At H-GAC, we utilize the ArcGIS Online cloud to: – Distribute and update the regional GIS datasets. – Share GIS data with the GIS community and the general public. Texas GIS Forum 2012
  3. 3. ArcGIS Online Cloud Facts• Access free, high-quality and ready- to-use base maps for your GIS projects.• Create and join groups to contribute your content and collaborate on specific projects.• Develop Web applications quickly with ArcGIS Web Mapping APIs and ready-to-use ArcGIS Online content.• Save time and money - no need to invest in additional infrastructure or staffing. ArcGIS Online is hosted by esri and powered by ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Data Appliance and new content is added and updated continually. Texas GIS Forum 2012
  4. 4. Cloud Data Sources (H-GAC)• Internal H-GAC projects• Counties• Cities• State agencies• Federal agencies• Colleges and Universities• Private sector Texas GIS Forum 2012
  5. 5. Cloud Data Distribution Cloud Data Shared Present and Beyond C D s At the Present At the PresentIn the past Texas GIS Forum 2012
  6. 6. Share with the GIS Community•The GIS cloud services, provided byesri, are a nearly perfect vehicle forsharing your GIS data directly withthe rest of the geographic community– No more emailing, zip files, harddrives, or DVDs. How can the GIS community find your services? •Upload or Share Data – Upload layer packages or share ArcGIS Server services. •Share your services or layer packages with groups or globally. •Create your own group and invite users. Texas GIS Forum 2012
  7. 7. ArcGIS Online for Non-GIS Users My Map (ArcGIS Online): •Easy to use: The public doesn’t want to have to intentionally learn new methods. •Familiar: Identical or similar to something they would use anyway – like Google Maps. •Simple: It is hard to resist the urge to include all of the bells and whistles, but end users are more likely to use the most simple and clean applications. Texas GIS Forum 2012
  8. 8. Summary• As time progresses watch for the following cloud computing trends. • More accurate and up-to-date layers being held in the cloud • The ability to allow editing of GIS data while in the cloud • More cloud computing connections to other social media like LinkedIn and FaceBook• One of H-GAC’s GIS missions is to provide GIS data to public and private entities making for a higher quality of life for the region. One tool that will be utilized at present and on into the future is cloud-based GIS computing. Texas GIS Forum 2012
  9. 9. Questions and Comments Thank you Texas GIS Forum 2012

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