Posts tagged as cloud

Geocoding in the cloud

The new version of Maptiler Cloud’s geocoding service has been launched out of beta. With global data blended from multiple sources, it gives users the ability to search for places right down to street level. Geocoding is the process of transforming place names into geographical coordinates and vice-versa. The typical usage is searching for a […]

Pay-per-use cloud service adds CAD software

GeoCloud now runs NanoCAD professional CAD software. The NanoCAD has a familiar interface, powerful drafting and design tools, native DWG compatibility, and an open API. The software family comprises five applications: nanoCAD Plus, Pro, Construction, Mechanica and 3DScan. NanoCAD Plus is an engineering drawing tool with all the necessary basic design tools, direct DWG format […]

Geospatial software now supports database as a service

Esri now supports SAP Cloud Platform, a SAP HANA service. This marks the first database as a service that is fully supported by Esri ArcGIS technology. Organisations can now run SAP HANA as the underlying multi-model database service for the ArcGIS system of record and benefit from its performance, cost of ownership and integration of […]

Assessing legal risks in moving to the cloud

Many businesses are moving to cloud computing to reap the benefits it provides, from scalability and agility to the ability to analyse data and interpret it in such a way that can help meet client demands. However, before moving any business functions to the cloud, a business must assess legal issues that will have an […]

Green computing remains a controversial subject

Two decades ago, green computing was on everyone’s lips but today we are more concerned about the processing speed, harddrive capacity and whether to choose a solid state or an electro-mechanical storage device. When last did we ask if the computer has an energy star rating? We assume it has! Basically, green computing is the […]