MapDotNet UX version 8 & 9 include WCF (SOAP and REST) web services that can be deployed directly to the Windows Azure, giving you a complete GIS server in the cloud. GIS web-based applications are by nature very processor intensive, and the ability to deploy to a rapidly scalable platform opens a new paradigm for enterprise geographic information systems. Combined with Silverlight, developers will now be able to build applications faster and with less concern about system scalability.
MapDotNet UX version 8.x is 100% managed .net code. The entire server product and its functionality is deployable to Azure running in a 64-bit virtualized environment. This enables map tile rendering (using a high-speed WPF-based map renderer), spatial querying and spatial data editing all in Azure. This is much more than push pins in the cloud!
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MapDotNet took 1st prize in the Windows Azure Contest with Miami 311. Miami 311is a public facing, open government transparency application where the citizens of Miami can monitor and analyze non-emergency event information happening in their area. Citizens can report non-emergency requests, like pothole repair or missed trash pickup by dialing 3-1-1 on their telephone. They can then log on Miami 311 to monitor the progress of their request. Miami 311 also serves as a dashboard for City Commissioners to see and monitor citizen requests in their district. This system integrates with the larger Miami-Dade Motorola CSR system and will soon be extended to take service request input from citizens.