"The Fujitsu Cloud gives us freedom to take immediate action. If we require additional server and storage resources, I no longer have to put aside significant amounts of money to expand our in-house storage and computer performance. Instead, I book Infrastructure as a Service in the cloud as and when we need it"
Hansjörg Schönherr, President of the State Office for Geographical Information and Land Development Baden-Württemberg
”Geographical information” refers to data about objects and physical features in a specific area. The geography of the land can be captured and depicted using a variety of measuring techniques. The data recorded through this process is processed and refined, made available by authorities and passed to third parties. This is one of the key areas of focus for the Landesamt für Geoinformation und Landentwicklung (LGL, State Office for Geographical Information and Land Development Baden-Württemberg) as the measurement, land consolidation and resettlement authority in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. The field of “land development” covers measures such as reclassifying uneconomically developed plots or purposefully redesigning the road network. The results of these constant measurements and changes feed into incredibly accurate maps that modern authorities such as the LGL can provide to the public in digital format.
Flexible and secure data center resources that can be provided quickly whenever the Baden-Württemberg State Office for Geographical Information and Land Development (LGL) has additional demand, but which are located outside of its own internal service and data centers.
With the FUJITSU Cloud IaaS Trusted Public S5 service, the Baden-Württemberg LGL gets flexible data center resources at the click of a mouse. On the one hand, it can use the system to provide data for download, while on the other, the authority can rent storage space and server power to give the public the opportunity to upload their privately collected geographical information. The cloud data center is actually located in LGL’s area of authority in the Baden-Württemberg town of Neuenstadt am Kocher near Heilbronn.
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