A Practical Approach
"presents a complete picture of advanced spatial cloud computing in the discipline of geosciences. The authors succeed in delivering a fairly clear comparison and explanation of various cloud computing technologies via several concrete experimental examples, which also helps illustrate the power of cloud computing. I strongly recommend it "Tong Zhang, Wuhan University, China "this book challenges this apocalyptic reading of Virilios work, suggesting that while he doesnt provide us with easy solutions to the problems we face the political force in Virilios work comes from the questions he leaves us with about speed, security and global politics in times of crisis, terror and fear. This book will be of interest to students of critical security studies, political theory, sociology, political geography, cultural studies and IR in general." NeoPopRealism Journal & Wonderpedia, March 2013
Chaowei Yang, Qunying Huang
Part I Introduction to Cloud Computing for Geospatial Domains. Why Cloud Computing. Cloud Computing Concepts, Characteristics and Architecture. Enabling Technologies. Spatial Cloud Computing. Part II Cloud Computing Deployment. How to use cloud computing?. Cloud Computing Cost Model: How to choose cloud Computing?. Cloud Enable Applications. Part III Cloud Enabling Geosciences Projects. Cloud-Enable GEOSS Clearinghouse. Cloud-Enable Climate@Home. Cloud-Enable Dust Storm Forecasting. Part IV Cloud Computing Status and Readiness. Commercial Cloud Computing Platforms. Readiness of Cloud Computing Platforms. Open Source Cloud Computing Solutions. Readiness of Open Source Cloud Computing Resources. GeoCloud Initiative. Part V Future Directions. Cloud Computing Research. Handling of Data, Computing, Concurrent and Spatiotemporal Intensities. Integrating Knowledge Reasoning and Cloud Computing to Enable Geosciences. Towards Spatial Cloud Computing. References. Index.