Esri Australia blog
Data-driven decisions – a journey, not a destination
Hunting for new value in your data is a journey, not a destination. Learn about the importance of visualisation when it comes to data-driven decisions, and the unique role geography plays in exploratory data analysis.
Open government starts with transparent information sharing
One of the most popular apps within the ArcGIS platform, Story Maps is increasingly being utilised by all levels of government as an open data tool to share community information, raise environmental awareness and attract visitors.
The top 10 trends in the (local) world of GIS
What are the top trends in GIS for 2017? How can you leverage these to help your business better connect, serve and grow? Read about the advancements and shifts set to shape local industry.
Track solar eclipses from the past and of the future
You can now track all 905 solar eclipses that have (and will) take place between 1601 and 2200 using an interactive web application. Learn about and explore your new guide to one of the most spectacular shows on Earth.
What the release of ArcGIS 10.5 means for your enterprise
ArcGIS 10.5 ushers in a new era for enterprise GIS users – with improved products and capabilities making the Web GIS pattern simple to implement for any organisation.
Harnessing the power of location with technology integration
The technology partner agreement between Esri and SAP makes harnessing the power of location achievable for any organisation – including yours – and the potential benefits of this integration can be immediate and dramatic.
Best practice tips for collecting drone imagery
As more organisations introduce drones into their operations, more people are asking about collecting drone imagery in the field. It’s a task that’s becoming easy to do, but the technology you choose is vital to doing it right.
Geo-enable your organisation with an open platform
More businesses are asking the question: ‘How can we successfully geo-enable our whole organisation using an open platform, while working with an already complex mix of enterprise systems?’ The answer is here.
3 reasons why startups need to be location aware
For businesses, what’s the advantage of becoming location aware? And how can you use smart technology to achieve this awareness? These were two of the questions posed to a couple of location solutions experts recently.
Crowdsourcing apps mean more data and less work for you
Working together brings forth positive outcomes – we’re taught this from a young age – and with crowdsourcing apps, councils are able to benefit firsthand from strength in numbers.
Why location is vital for optimising your business processes
A new era in location enablement has arrived, with smarter technology integration capabilities strengthening the potential ROI of traditional business intelligent systems. But how can this benefit your organisation?
Disruptive apps like Tinder, Uber and Airbnb – what's the common thread?
At the core of many of the world’s most well-known and disruptive apps lies a common thread that could prove the key for more successful startups in the future.
Intelligent transportation systems are now within reach for any government
Intelligent transportation systems just became within reach for governments of every size, all around the world, with the announcement that hugely popular community-based traffic and navigation app Waze is partnering with Esri.
Upgrading legacy systems is easier than you think
Ask an energy utility CIO about the biggest challenge they face within their operations, and the answer will typically centre around antiquated technology. So why aren’t more companies in the sector upgrading their legacy systems? Most simply consider the process too problematic.
Can a drone improve your bottom line?
For sharp-minded execs, drones are the new black – with one business estimating their drone and location-based analytics strategy will deliver cost savings of 60 per cent.
How to transform 200 years of topographic maps
Though Hollywood would have you believe otherwise, it isn’t possible to travel back in time – however, an impressive web app showcasing the modern history of Dutch topographic maps manages to crack open a curtain to the past just a little.
What’s the million-dollar secret to streamlining logistics?
A new approach to optimising transport fleets is streamlining logistics for global freight companies – delivering unprecedented efficiencies and cost savings.
The crime analysis technology securing our streets
Location-based crime analysis technology has fast emerged as the smart weapon for law enforcement agents tackling today’s dynamic security challenges.
Could satellites be the secret to detecting water leaks?
Innovative water utilities are using techniques that are out-of-this-world to detect leaks in their water networks – leveraging imagery captured from satellites orbiting the earth.
Is this what’s missing from your digital transformation strategy?
How can you remain competitive in the digital age? Have you started on the road to digital transformation? Find out the number one question you need to ask to ensure you can modernise your processes and perform at the top of your game.
3 tips to boost your supply chain management
A new approach to managing supply and distribution networks is driving efficiencies, cutting costs and improving customer satisfaction for manufacturers. Discover how you can use these latest techniques to optimise your supply chain management.
The technology creating a new way of governing
The old ways of governing with ideology, bureaucracy and hierarchy are fading. The new way of governing is not about excuses – it’s about results.
Why Abu Dhabi’s transport system is a global best practice
From enabling the public to intuitively report traffic issues, to providing all staff with a single real-time view of all agency data – here’s why Abu Dhabi’s transport spatial information framework is a global best practice.
When near enough is not good enough in risk assessment
When will Australia’s next flood hit? Which properties will summer’s cyclones strike? And exactly how much damage will the next major bushfire cause? These are just some of the risk assessment questions insurance companies are asking of their data.
3 reasons we need smart communities
‘Smart communities’ is the latest buzzword for cities using Big Data analytics to ensure local governments are creating living, breathing neighbourhoods, rather than sterile silos.
A new look Olympic medal tally
With the 2016 Rio Olympic medal tally dominated by the usual suspects, such as USA and China, it’s great to see new faces joining the winners on this medal map, with Singapore, Fiji and Puerto Rico all securing their first gold medals.
5 questions to ask your Big Data analyst
Asking geographic questions is something we as humans do all the time. It's a capability that has served us well since the early days when knowing where a sabre-tooth tiger's lair was in relation to your cave proved very valuable.
How to use drones in emergency response
When it comes to emergency response, drones – or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) as they are often referred to – are changing the way organisations operate.
What business strategy lessons can you learn from the Pokémon craze?
With Pokémon Go rapidly taking over the virtual world, business leaders are keen to find out how they can leverage location-based technology to augment their own reality.
How Big Data analytics can inform your smart transport strategy
With Australia’s population set to soar to 30 million by 2031, the pressure on authorities and commercial enterprises to deliver intelligent transport systems that are reliable, efficient, safe, sustainable and accessible has never been greater.
Find out where Australia imports its food from
Where does my food come from? It’s a question consumers are increasingly asking – particularly in light of the recent media scandals surrounding the safety of imported food and the impact it has on local farmers.
14 million reasons to use real-time fleet management technology
In a presentation to many of the world’s leading resources firms at the Esri International User conference, US-based gold, silver and copper producer Freeport McMoRan revealed they’re positioned to shave $14M off their operating costs each year.
Mapping environmental change for maximum impact
Salmon have returned to a Washington river after the removal of two century-old dams. A stunning new map documents this fresh chapter for the Elwha.
See the platform driving foreign and local investment in SA agriculture
An innovative online portal is providing venture capitalists with insights into South Australia’s prime commodity investment opportunities.
Drive value from drones – what you can learn from the resources sector
Drones are increasingly transforming the operations of many of the world’s leading resources companies, offering new efficiency savings in areas including planning, exploration, and environmental impact assessment.
The new tool giving retailers a competitive advantage
Everyone and everything is more connected today than ever. From umbrellas that know if it’s going to rain to cars that can make navigation decisions based on the colour of an upcoming traffic light.
Watch your ROI snowball from one enterprise data solution
On the weekend I was out walking my dog through the local parks in my area. This always gives me a lot of time to think. On Sunday morning – as I was strolling aimlessly through the park – I started thinking about the park dataset that my local council maintains and how many uses that one dataset would have.
The new urban planning trend transforming city design
The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) has revealed the jewel in its Smart Nation strategy crown – the highly anticipated first phase of its national 3D mapping project.
Integrating business systems – success is within your reach
Some big news out of San Diego today, where one of Australia’s largest water retailers has secured an international award for an innovative project that has seen the time required to identify faults in their network drop from minutes to just seconds.
Monetising telco data – it’s simpler than you think
DHL and Cisco have predicted that by 2020, there will be more than 50 billion devices connected to the internet.
Why it’s time you invested in Big Data analytics tools
Location-based analytics has changed the fortunes of many of the world’s data rich information poor retailers.
Get to know Esri’s Jack Dangermond – the man taking maps mainstream
No one would describe Jack Dangermond as a household name. Yet this unassuming global tech billionaire with the largest software company you have never heard of has pioneered a ubiquitous technology that underpins many of the world’s latest game-changing business innovations.
The only map to understand the unbelievable EU referendum result
The UK’s EU referendum will go down for many as the biggest vote in their lifetime, so it’s no surprise there was large voter turnout across Great Britain and Northern Ireland.