Amazon Web Services

Development of USGIN Amazon Machine Image (AMI)

Document Information
Document ID: 

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.

This document is in "book" form. Use the navigation tools at the bottom of each page to browse the contents of the book. You can use the "Up" link to return to this Table of Contents from any page.

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (

With AWS you can requisition compute power, storage, and other services–gaining access to a suite of elastic IT infrastructure services as your business demands them. With AWS you have the flexibility to choose whichever development platform or programming model makes the most sense for the problems you’re trying to solve. You pay only for what you use, with no up-front expenses or long-term commitments, making AWS the most cost-effective way to deliver your application to your customers and clients. 

Syndicate content