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Cloud-based geographic information systems with off-the-shelf components

González-Vélez, Horacio (2014) Cloud-based geographic information systems with off-the-shelf components. In: Edinburgh Cloud Workshop: Cloud computing: Technology transition for business transformation, 30 September - 1 October 2014, Edinburgh. (Submitted)

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In this talk we shall discuss a novel systematic way of building a web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) running on cloud services. The proposed architecture aims to provide a design pattern for building a cloud-based GIS by using simple and readily available low-cost tools with great overall system efficiency. The result of running the GIS using this paradigm is arguably reliable and available at low cost and with some platform independence. It has required significantly less time and effort to deploy when compared with standard cloud development. We present a case study based on road accidents using the Microsoft Windows Azure and Amazon Web Services. In this case study, a GIS is created which helps in improvements of road conditions by identifying road accidents hot spots in real time and on the real map. Later, authorities can use this information to implement preventive measures to reduce road accidents. This GIS can be implemented for any town, city, county or region in the world as long as its satellite maps are available. This work has been partly funded by the Horizon Fund for Universities of the Scottish Funding Council under the project Creating High-Value Cloud Services: Services to the Cloud.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: School of Computing > Staff Research and Publications
Depositing User: Caoimhe Ní Mhaicín
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2015 09:09
Last Modified: 30 May 2018 13:11

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