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Abstract: GIS Software as a Service Using Oracle Spatial in the Amazon EC2 Cloud


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This presentation describes how eSpatial have used Oracle Database 11g with Spatial deployed in the cloud to provide a GIS Software as a Service (SaaS) to multi-user businesses. We have deployed Oracle Database 11g with Oracle Spatial in the Amazon Elastic Cloud Computing Environment (EC2).

The presentation will address:

  • Benefits of Geospatial cloud computing
  • The challenge of providing GIS as Software as a Service to multi-user businesses with complex needs; how these customers’ needs diifer from those of consumer-oriented online mapping services
  • Technical approach:
    • Technical requirements: A multi-user, multi-customer (“multi-tenant”) GIS based on Oracle Spatial, with full GIS functionality (including editing) provided over the Web
    • Overview of Oracle Cloud Computing and Amazon Web Services
    • Deploying Oracle on Amazon EC2 using an Oracle Amazon Machine Instance (“AMI”)
    • Deployment architecture and set-up “in the cloud” – database servers, data storage location, application servers...
  • eSpatial’s experience with implementing this solution: Challenges overcome, lessons learned, best practices, and issues.

This fully-deployed solution will be demonstrated.

eSpatial are an Oracle partner with customers worldwide, including Verizon Communications, Ontario Power Generation, and the EPCOR Utilities.


Speakers:


Eamon Walsh

Eamon Walsh is Chief Technology Officer of eSpatial Solutions, a company with offices in Herndon, VA and Dublin, Ireland, providing Web-based multi-user GIS and Software as a Service (SaaS) GIS to commercial and government organizations world-wide. Walsh manages eSpatial’s product development and professional services groups, sets the technology direction for the company, and works to identify solutions with clients and partners. Walsh has over 20 years experience in the IT industry. Prior to joining the GIS technology industry Walsh worked on service oriented architectures and Web services with such companies as IONA Technologies (Managing Director IONA Technologies Asia Pacific) and Fujitsu ICL (Member of architecture board). Walsh has presented at numerous international conferences, including GITA conferences and AGI (in London), EC GI & GIS (in Europe), GIS Planet, and Oracle Spatial Interest Groups, and has contributed to industry journals.

Paul Baynham

Paul Baynham is a Senior Consultant with eSpatial Solutions, a company with offices in Herndon, VA and Dublin, Ireland, providing Web-based multi-tier GIS and Software as a Service (SaaS) GIS to commercial and government organizations word-wide. Paul works with the Services group to implement solutions for customers and represents eSpatial to the Americas. Paul has worked in the GIS arena since 1993 with among others, the satellite company Iridium. He added the spatial component to New York City’s 311 Call System and numerous other spatial adventures. Paul has previously presented at Oracle Spatial Interest Groups and GITA.