GeoWorld September 2013

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SEPTEMBER 2013 4 POSITION Would It Be More Unique to Have an Issue about Cloud Computing Alternatives? F E AT U R E S By Todd Danielson 6 NEWSLINK 10 BEYOND MAPPING A Spatial Key Helps See the Big Picture Connecting the Cloud to Disaster Recovery BY TIP SLATER AND KEVIN JACKSON 14 By Joseph Berry 12 THE "G" IN GIS Citizen Science, Crowd Mapping and China's Environmental Problems By Daniel Sui 30 OPEN GEOSPATIAL CONNECTION The Cloud Delivers Reliability, Increased Flexibility and Better Performance for Local Government BY LINDSAY FERGUSON The Location Wildcard in Enterprise Computing 18 By Denise McKenzie Time-sensitive GeoWorld departments such as NetLink, PeopleLink, Product News and Business News now are maintained solely at the Web site. Check there often for the latest updates as they happen. Distributed Geospatial Computing Maximizing Resources and Minimizing Costs BY BRAD SKELTON 22 The digital version of this issue contains additional coverage of this section. Visit for more information. GeoWorld (ISSN 0897-5507, USPS 023-416) is published monthly by M2MEDIA360, a Bev-Al Communications, Inc. company. 1030 W. Higgins Road, Suite 230, Park Ridge, IL 60068 USA GeoWorld is distributed free to qualified subscribers in the geospatial industry. POSTMASTER Please send change of address to: GeoWorld, PO Box 4290, Port Jervis, NY 12771 GIS for the Great Outdoors Web Maps Help Users Enjoy North Carolina's Wildlife Resources BY KIMBERLY SPARKS Subscription rates - one year: US $72, two years: US $128; one year Canada: $90, two years Canada: $163. All other countries, one year: $108 (includes airmail postage). Payable in U.S. funds only. Customer Service and subscription requests, please call Phone (845) 8562229; Fax (845) 856-5822 or subscribe online at www.geoplace. com/subscribe. Periodical postage paid at Park Ridge, IL and additional mailing offices. S E P T E M B E R 2 O 1 3 / 26 W W W . G E O P L A C E . C O M 3

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