Enterprise Mashups in the Clouds
Geo Web Developer
User demands have been increased recently due to the advancement in the internet and the worldwide web.. Web 2.0 and GeoWeb 2.0 are pushing every related party including the State Hydraulic Works (DSI), to be more interactive and effective. DSI is a state agency responsible for managing the water resources in Turkey. As the water issues are getting more important, public awareness gets more critical. Every water related item has a geographic component and illustrating them on a map is more effective than using tabular reports. There are some applications and mashups running on DSI intranet to serve this water related items to internal users before public opening, but it is not a good way to do same thing on internet due to performance and security issues. Security issues can be solved by programming but performance issues cannot. There is a need for extra hardware power that has to be scalable to serve applications/mashups. Installation and maintenance of this kind of a system is not easy internally, so it must be outsourced. Google App Engine (GAE) seems to be a good solution for outsourcing to test DSI’s enterprise applications/mashups. The major objective of this paper is to introduce an enterprise mashup developed in DSI to test Cloud Computing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). This enterprise mashup illustrates DSI water related vector layers on Google Maps and DSI’s raster layers.