Social media streaming and satellite imagery stored as Big Data in the cloud is changing the way we understand our world. By being able to tap into these new Big Data collections of real-time social media and up-to-date world-wide imagery we can now see patterns and activity not possible before. By utilizing common platforms for global location information exchange and self-service computing applications that are deployed through the cloud, we are able to integrate and apply our knowledge of geospatial science to location-aware geographic analysis and reporting on a scale not possible until now. Direct spatial query of Big Data repositories and on-the-fly location analysis are capable of showing relevant, real-time activity that can easily be visualized on a map display. Configurable applications deliver a solution framework that is easy to maintain for integration, collaboration, and efficiency.
In his session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Ty Fabling, a Sr. Enterprise GIS Systems Architect at Esri, will explore how cloud-based applications integrate and synthesize information from many sources, facilitating communication and collaboration, and are breaking down barriers between institutions, disciplines, and cultures. Online GIS platforms deployed in the Cloud enable real-time location analytics and spatial visualization for everyone.