WebGIS is Moving to Texas A&M
by dan goldberg
Dr. Daniel W. Goldberg, creator of the Texas A&M GeoServices set of services, has accepted a position in the Department of Geography at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Under an agreement with Texas A&M, all of the WebGIS services will be moving to Texas A&M University starting in August, 2012.
There will be no down time of the WebGIS services and the move will happen in two stages. First, the new site will be launched at Texas A&M. When up and running, the DNS for https://geoservices.tamu.edu will be switched to point to the new servers at Texas A&M so all traffic will be forwarded automatically. The domain name at Texas A&M is yet to be determined but will likely be https://webgis.tamu.edu.
What does this mean to current users?
- All accounts will be transferred - there will be no need to sign up again.
- All credits will be transferred - any users who have paid for credits will still be able to use them in their account.
- The domain name and IP will be changing - if you are currently calling the WebGIS API's, you may need to update your code to call the new domain name or IP if you have it hard-coded.
- The servers hosting the WebGIS services at Texas A&M will be located in the Texas A&M College of Geosciences datacenter which is a secure facility operated and maintained by Texas A&M - the same level of security, confidentiality, and privacy will be maintained for all transactions and user data.
- Users with data use/security agreements signed currently by Texas A&M will need to have new agreements created by Texas A&M.
This move should cause minimal to no interruption for WebGIS service users. In addition, the WebGIS services will be hosted on a far more powerful set of servers when relocated, so performance should improve.
Please send any questions or concerns to Dr. Goldberg by using the contact form on this site or via email at dwgoldbe@Texas A&M.edu.