Esri Australia blog
Where Australia imports its food from: world map
Next time you look at your plate, you might ask “where does my food come from?” Thanks to location-based analytics, you can search this world map to find out where Australia imports food from.
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.
Teacher Talk: Navigating the GIS Classroom
Australian teachers see the power of using GIS in their classroom, but many aren’t sure on the pedagogy and teaching method to use. We look at tried and tested approaches, to help make the transition as smooth as possible.
How mapping technology is helping solve crimes
Emergency services expert Mike King shares how one US law enforcement agency used real-time GIS applications to manage the search of a large-scale crime scene in a missing persons case.
Systems, trust and GDA2020
Why is GDA2020 data migration so important? The value of spatial systems, data and analysis is based on the ability to trust the results they provide for accurate decision-making.
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?
3 steps to choosing the right data
Many organisations are often ‘data rich’, but ‘insight poor’ – as they don’t have their hands on the right content to drive the greatest return from their geospatial tech.
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.
An open platform one-call solution
A new one-call solution maintains data security, keeps an audit trail and leverages an open platform to drive innovation in underground asset protection solutions.
Next-gen underground asset protection
The first of a three-part series detailing the journey to develop a solution for underground asset protection using an enquiry-first service that builds on spatial data discovery and sharing.
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).
ArcGIS Earth – the 3D interface
Esri ArcGIS expert Darron Pustam tells how ArcGIS Earth came to be the advanced, seamless interactive mapping technology that revolutionised geographic visualisation.
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.
Satellite kitchens become the new online retail
Technology has already disrupted commercial real estate once with the advent of online trading. Now, a location intelligence is changing the game when it comes to commercial space for restaurants.
UX design for GIS apps: creating the new Queensland Globe
To help DNRM upgrade the Queensland Globe interactive map, Esri Australia’s UX design team applied digital anthropology to deliver a seamless, intuitive user experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Locating a starting point to correct communities in crisis
Using advanced location-based analytics to deliver context about communities in crisis, Black Eyed Peas founding member will.i.am is looking to transform lives through education, inspiration and greater opportunity.
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.
A new look Olympic medal tally
With the 2016 Rio Olympic medal tally dominated by the usual suspects like the 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.
This insurance fraud solution deals with deception instantly
Financial services fraud has hit peak levels, costing over $2B and affecting more than a million Australians. The good news is there’s a solution available to stem the tide of insurance fraud.
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.