Esri Australia blog
The role of 3D data in emergency response
The use of three-dimensional (3D) data, combined with other spatial data may hold the key to the future of emergency calls – but are Australian authorities harnessing its full potential?
How mapping technology can help catch killers
Mike King outlines how investigators can use Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to combine location-based data, public information and suspect profiling data, to help catch killers.
Nespresso’s GIS formula for business success
Coffee icon Nespresso has discovered a compelling link between corporate citizenship and profitable business – and communicates these important insights using maps.
GIS and data science: two sides of the same coin
If data scientists analyse data to uncover insights that help improve bottom lines, then what have GIS professionals been doing for years?
Diagnosis: a geospatial check-up for global health
The importance of understanding the ‘where’ of health issues provides us with a deeper understanding of how diseases spread and the key contributors to widespread health concerns.
Citizen engagement drives the next phase of smart cities
The traditional roles of government, businesses and citizens are evolving as smart city initiatives tap into the collective intelligence of empowered citizens.
Want a smart city? Hire a chief analytics officer
Probing deeply into big data and pinpointing effective smart city solutions demands the unique skills of a chief analytics officer (CAO).
Why smart cities need data-driven leaders
Smart cities are built on a transformative, data-driven culture that leverages tools that are no longer the sole domain of large and highly-funded organisations.
How data failed during September 11
New York’s ex-Chief Analytics Officer reflects on how greater data sharing and inter-agency operability could have minimised the extent of catastrophe during 9/11.
3 ways location-based analytics makes New York more liveable
For a modern city to function efficiently, location data is core to transparent and effective decision-making. Dr Amen Ra Mashariki explains the role that location analytics plays in improving the lives of New York residents.
Big spatial data and Cloud computing
Recent advances in Cloud technology and distributed computing with GIS server software can significantly reduce the time needed to process big spatial data. See how the technology handles millions of geocoded address database records.
Digital transformation for local government
The most successful leaders in digital transformation are equipped with the tools and resources to help them make decisions and effect change that improves efficiency, performance and profitability.
Gaining insights from multidimensional data
The world is a huge, constantly changing system that is as unpredictable as it is beautiful. Through advanced scientific technology we can record information about our planet in near real-time.
Cleaning the Gulf of Mexico using GIS
The clean-up efforts following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is an example of how GIS technology can be used to assist in disaster response.
Ozri 2017: delegates' five-minute guide to the top five highlights
Ozri 2017 program manager Laura Berman shares her experience at the world’s largest geospatial event, Esri UC in San Diego, and provides a sneak peek into Ozri 2017, Australia’s most influential GIS event in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
Geoscience Australia releases MH370 search data Story Map
The search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 mapped more than 700,000 square kilometres of seafloor. Data from phase one of the search is now available to the public through an interactive Story Map.
Sustainable Development and the transformative power of GIS
The power of advanced GIS technology is helping the world examine the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and collate the statistics behind them, shifting the planet onto a sustainable, more resilient path by 2030.
10 tips for creating successful story maps
Transforming complex data into compelling, visually stunning information is easy with story maps. Follow these 10 tips to tell stories through visualisation and interaction.
The rise of smart cities
New, better ways of governing are emerging from cities as they strive to become more liveable and sustainable places built on trust, respect, collaboration and measured performance.
Why location-based insights are worth the attention of retail banks
In a bid to better understand customer needs, retail banks have begun leveraging location-based insights – because as communities have become more diversified, so too have their financial services requirements.
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.
The advantages of working with an open platform
While open source is probably the interpretation of ‘open’ that attracts more media attention, interoperability, or the notion of an open platform, is typically of greater importance to most organisations.
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?
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.
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. Discover how you can use these latest techniques to optimise your supply chain management.
The technology creating a new way of smart government
The old ways of governing with ideology, bureaucracy and hierarchy are fading. According to 61st Governor of Maryland Martin O’Malley, the smarter way of governing is not about excuses – it’s about open data and real results.
3 ways to drive greater ROI from your transport analytics
A common question posed by transport leaders tasked with overseeing smart transport initiatives is how to generate greater returns from existing data reservoirs. Read the answers here.
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 – connecting data to the real-world and using geographic context to deliver actionable business insights.