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Welcome to the 2019 TUgis Conference. TUgis: Maryland’s Geospatial Conference is a cooperative undertaking of three primary partners—Maryland State Geographic Information Committee, Maryland Department of Information Technology, and Towson University. TUgis is dedicated to growing and empowering the GIS community throughout the Mid-Atlantic. The annual conference connects the Maryland GIS community to new ideas and trends and offers ample opportunities to find ways to collaborate.
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Thursday, August 8 • 11:00am - 11:30am
Deploying Serverless GIS Applications with Amazon Web Services and ArcGIS

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What is serverless computing? It is a term that gets thrown around as a buzzword frequently, but ranges from Relational Databases hosted in a cloud environment to Function as a Service (FaaS), where a software engineer can develop applications without needing to worry about building and maintaining the infrastructure usually necessary to create these applications.

Serverless computing (more specifically, in this presentation, FaaS), can have significant benefits over traditional application deployment methods, including higher stability and availability, isolation from neighboring programs with conflicting dependencies, reduced cost, increased performance for more regions across the globe, and increased redundancy in the event of catastrophe. However, many GIS organizations are not taking full advantage of these benefits.

In this talk, I will discuss these concepts, the benefits of not needing to manage your own servers, and give a demonstration and how-to on deployment of serverless, cloud-based GIS applications using Amazon Web Services' Lamdba, s3, and Fargate services.

Moderators
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CarolAnn Williams

GIS Analyst, WBCM
CarolAnn is a GIS Analyst for WBCM working with the Prince George's County DPW&T - Office of Highway Maintenance. She supports maintenance operations for stormwater management, transportation management, road maintenance, snow operations, and other special services within the org... Read More →

Speakers
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Michael Mattaini

GIS Developer, EBA Engineering, Inc
Michael Mattaini is a Full-Stack Software Developer who has worked in the GIS and Civil Engineering Industries since 2014 at EBA Engineering, Inc (previously GeographIT). Prior to that, he studied Marine & Freshwater Ecology, Wildlife & Conservation, and Environmental Science at Gettysburg... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
LA 3110 Liberal Arts Building - 251 University Ave. Towson, MD 21204