The rise of cloud computing just might be the most important thing happening in information technology today. While not everything will move into the cloud, it's fair to say that nearly every organization will use this new approach in some way. Given this reality, cloud computing has the potential to change many aspects of our world.
For users of geographic information system (GIS) technology, the cloud opens a number of new possibilities. The goal of this paper is to examine what those possibilities are, why they might be better than what you're using now, and why you should care about cloud computing at all.
Esri provides clear examples of how these technologies can be used to your advantage, continue reading to find out how.