Using Clouds to Scale GIS Applications

Project Details

Project Lead
Kate Keahey 
Project Manager
Pierre Riteau 
Project Members
Anand Padmanabhan, Myunghwa Hwang, Yizhao Gao  
University of Chicago, Computation Institute  
Computer Science (401) 


We investigate the feasibility of using infrastructure as a service clouds for acquiring additional resources for scaling CyberGIS gateways.

Intellectual Merit

Develop methods of scaling CyberGIS services.

Broader Impacts

This has the potential to change how cloud computing is presented to scientists of the GIS community.

Scale of Use

From 1 to a dozen VMs.