Manzhu Yu, Pinde Fu, Nanyin Zhou, and Jizhe Xia. Chapter 7 ArcGIS in the Cloud. Learning Objectives. Differences between traditional GIS software and Cloud-based GIS services ArcGIS suite products in the cloud Detailed aspects of Cloud GIS applications through three use cases
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ArcGIS Server Supports a Wide Range of Applications
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The BCC Flood COP shows the flood extent and BCC operational sectors on top of a basemap provided by Map Data Services.
The BCC Flood COP displays the operational sectors and the extent of flooding.
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1. This chapter illustrates several applications utilizing Cloud GIS including supporting large-scale concurrent access and computing requirements, such as assisting emergency response. What other applications or stories can you think of as an example?
2. What are the four components of ArcGIS in the Cloud? What do you think make them exclusive?
3. Do you think ArcGIS Online is already a complete SaaS application or not? Based on what functionalities do you think so?
4. What are the functionalities of ArcGIS for Server that makes it different from local servers?
5. What other GIS Software as a Service can you think of which intensively utilizing Cloud?
6. Find another application in ArcGIS for Server Showcase (http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/arcgisserver/showcase) and demonstrate it in the class.