Many organizations experience challenges aligning their IT infrastructure with their staff’s data access needs, and this disconnect can hinder the ability for the business or agency to move forward in a timely manner with informed decision-making. In the forestry sector, staff are often in the field and may not have the ability to locate critical information for days, and in this world of “do more with less,” giving staff access to data the data they need when they need it, is a challenge for IT departments and decision-makers alike. An increasingly common approach to ensure data is available on-demand, is to host information in the cloud. Organizations are seeing the benefits of managing their data in a cloud environment, but the transition is not always an easy one. Questions arise regarding security, data management, access permissions, costs, and more.
During his presentation, Moving Forest Management to the Cloud, Jesse Adams, Principal GIS Developer and Owner of North Point Geographic Solutions, will discuss a forestry use case to highlight one organization’s transition from desktop GIS software and paper records, to a cloud-hosted forest management system that integrates Esri’s ArcGIS Online capabilities. If you are thinking of making the move to the cloud and have questions you need answered, join us where he will share experiences, advice and recommendations that apply to forestry and beyond.
Founded in 1987, WLIA is a grassroots organization representing a collection of concerned professionals working to develop, maintain, and apply a network of statewide land information systems.
We are united by an interest in land records modernization, GIS, and related technologies, and by the need for government policies and programs that support their efficient and effective application.