Enable mapping and geospatial analytics in SoftLayer cloud

Using Esri's ArcGIS map application

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Philip Heede

Date archived: May 14, 2019 | Last updated: August 26, 2014|First published: September 05, 2012

Cloud-based infrastructure is becoming the next generation IT platform for managing hardware resources, reducing costs, and optimizing infrastructure. The core characteristics associated with cloud infrastructure have intrinsic relationships with geospatial technologies - namely, dynamic resource allocation to meet the robust demands of geospatial professionals, related domain sciences, and the large amount of compute-capacity necessary to perform analytics on terabytes of spatial data. This article introduces GIS, geospatial analytics, and the Esri ArcGIS and Esri Maps application and how it deploys on IBM SoftLayer Cloud.

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ArticleTitle=Enable mapping and geospatial analytics in SoftLayer cloud