Geodata in the Cloud


  • Peter Riisager ATKINS DANMARK A/S
  • Peter Herzberg Vejdirektoratet
  • Morten Bødtkjer ATKINS DANMARK A/S
  • Jan Jørgensen ATKINS DANMARK A/S
  • Thomas Bergstedt ATKINS DANMARK A/S
  • Carsten Helsted ATKINS DANMARK A/S



Geodata, GIS, Web, Cloud Computing, Live Traffic Data


The cloud offers great advantages for internet hosting of applications and data. In this paper, we review and discuss some of these advantages in relation to a new cloud-hosted Web-GIS application for the Danish Road Directorate, serving live traffic geodata to Danish road users. The new traffic map represents an example of geodata served from a cloud platform offering a fast, scalable, and stable Web-GIS application, in a solution that is cost-efficient compared to what would otherwise be possible based on dedicated servers. The paper shortly discuss some of the considerations that went into the design of the solution, touching also on important issues related to cloud hosting.