Development of USGIN Amazon Machine Image (AMI)
This document outlines the development of the USGIN Amazon Machine Image. The purpose of this image is to provide a means by which any group can implement a web server capable of delivering data in USGIN-endorsed formats at a minimal startup cost. Providing an AMI also allows a user to avoid hardware issues as well as some of the complicated configurations that might prove an obstacle to participation in USGIN. It is our hope that as much as possible, this AMI can work out-of-the-box, making it easy for geologists and geological surveys to focus on what they do best - generating and sharing really good geoscience data.
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