Plenary #1 – Cloud applications, possibilities and challenges
Monday, November 6th, 10-11:30, Conference amphitheater
There is an increasing number of online services to store and share directly your data on the Internet (for all kinds of data, including maps). This technological evolution provokes changes on the very way the humanitarian organizations work, allowing the staff on the field to share and publish data without going through the HQ. But in order to take full advantage of these tools, humanitarian organizations must adapt them to their specific constraints and needs:
What possibilities are cloud computing solutions offering? Which applications developed for other sectors can be transferred in humanitarian organizations?
What possibilities for sharing and standardization?
How to manage and animate those systems (crowdsourcing)? What procedures of communication and regulation between the headquarters and the field?
How to guarantee the safety of data?
Sandra Sudhoff (CartONG) – Chairperson: Introduction
Émilie Landois (Google France): Google and geography in the cloud
Jean-Thomas Rouzin (WebGeoServices): From geo-cloud to the field!
René Saameli (ICRC): The Cloud in support of Rural Water Supply Infrastructure O&M in Tigré (Ethiopia) (French)
Paola de Salvo (ESRI): GIS in the Cloud - Opening our world