Esri Australia blog
Pitching UX for your next GIS business case
Building a business case for UX design in new and existing GIS projects can be challenging – especially when pitching to decision-makers who may be unfamiliar with, or sceptical about, UX principles.
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 cost of incorrectly routed emergency calls
Incorrectly routed emergency calls can lead to unnecessary loss of life. Read how mapping technology can assist emergency services authorities to help save lives.
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.
Combatting drug-related deaths with GIS
US law enforcement expert Mike King outlines how authorities are using location intelligence to report drug activity, educate the community and understand the effectiveness of response activities.
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.
Machine and Deep learning frameworks
New Machine and Deep learning frameworks are providing an easy-to-use way to extract accurate information from data. Dipak Paudyal explains how the technology delivers insights.
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?
Scalable solutions for underground asset protection
A scalable solution helps protect Australia’s $340 billion worth of underground assets and field nearly two million enquiries.
Drones in agriculture – how to get started
Getting the best results from drones on a farm depends on the desired outcomes and the type of sensors mounted on the drone. Before starting, it pays to find answers to the most common questions about using drones and satellite imagery in agriculture.
How data collaboration empowers citizens
Across Australia, local governments are looking to maximise communication, collaboration and data-sharing to create more liveable, sustainable and smart communities.
Drones fly Young Scholar to San Diego
From meeting Jack Dangermond to presenting in the Map Gallery, read how this RMIT student experienced the biggest GIS event in the world.
Open data hubs key to smart city transformation
Across Australia, demand for effective smart city transformation is driving the adoption of shared data hubs that allow civic leaders to tell their story and seek feedback from stakeholders, collaborators and the community.
Catching drug traffickers with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Go behind the scenes of the United States Border Patrol’s innovative drug prevention strategy which leverages AI and ML to stop drug traffickers in their tracks.
An inter-agency approach to national security
The United States Border Patrol’s interoperable GIS solution enables authorities like the FBI to collaborate on multi-state missions. Learn how this approach is making significant progress towards a truly integrated cross-agency geospatial system.
Flying high: the 2018 Esri Young scholar
Adrian Darmawan, a Bachelor of Geospatial Science student at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, is the winner of the 2018 Esri Young Scholar award for his innovative project that uses drones to assess landslide risk.
The secret weapon against drug trafficking
Assistant Chief Patrick Stewart from United States Border Patrol shares how GIS helped authorities seize 2 million pounds of cannabis.
Imagery analysis driving asset maintenance
Satellite imagery, deep learning and machine learning are leading to more accurate remote asset inspection and analysis, cutting costs and streamlining maintenance.
Esri Young Scholar 2017 – a year in review
Since winning the Australian Esri Young Scholars Award in 2017, Alan Pearse has been working on several projects as well as getting stuck in to his university studies. We caught up with him to chat about what he’s been working on over the last year, and what’s on the horizon.
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.
Speculative design for mobile GIS without a map
With the majority of websites now viewed on mobile devices, map designers need to find new ways to convey spatial information. Is it possible to deliver a fulfilling user experience without showing a map?
WA Deepwater Horizon emergency simulation
Exercise Ningaloo Challenge was Australia’s largest-ever offshore oil spill emergency exercise. ArcGIS allowed responders to work from a common operating system enabling them to manage and analyse data in real time.
Real-time fieldwork solutions for Main Roads Western Australia
With multiple features combined into one tool, field staff can record their findings on asset inspections, damage assessment, database management and report live updates without the need for software engineers or GIS specialists.
Crowd-sourced data helps WA government improve road safety
The Western Australia state government is leveraging data captured by members of the community to assist with road safety planning aimed at reducing road fatalities.
Ozri 2017: The Science of Where brought to life across 3 cities
More than a thousand delegates gathered for the Australian Esri User Conference, hearing about the latest in GIS technology from international and local presenters. Laura Berman shares her highlights from the day.
Esri Young Scholar's journey to the 2017 Esri UC in San Diego
Esri Young Scholar award winner Alan Pearse from the Queensland University of Technology shares his experience in San Diego at the world’s largest GIS event.
Tackling terrorism with apps
Geo-enabled smartphone apps not only warn the public of impending crises, but also harvest critical community updates to support government 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.
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.
7 critical success factors for disaster mitigation
GIS technology is transforming disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. With intelligent preparation and data analysis, responders can implement targeted disaster plans to help save lives.
Emergency service response powered by GIS technology is ensuring better public safety
GIS technology is providing predictive capabilities for handling natural disaster response and recovery. Learn how the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service uses GIS to improve its coordination of emergency response across the state.
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.
Building safe communities – 7 questions you need to confidently answer
For public safety specialists and governments of every level, successfully building safe communities hinges on the ability to effectively respond to modern security challenges.
How to transform 200 years of topographic maps
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.
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.
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.
Understand the essential elements to building smart communities
Smart communities are safe, healthy, liveable, prosperous and well run. Stabilising these common traits are five core capabilities.
A Young Scholar’s UC experience
The 2016 award recipient put his work in front of the global GIS community – gaining knowledge, making connections, and taking in all that San Diego has to offer. Read about Iurii Shendryk’s once-in-a-lifetime trip to the world’s biggest spatial event.
Find out where Australia imports its food from
Does Australia get more meat from New Zealand or the Netherlands? This interactive map shows you where we import our food from, so you can make more informed decisions relating to what ends up on your plate.
The uprooted – mapping Syria’s refugee crisis
Syria’s civil war is one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time, with sectarian violence and famine forcing more than 50 million people to flee the country – the largest number of displaced people since World War II.
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 tech giant has pioneered a ubiquitous technology that underpins many of the world’s latest business innovations.
The only map to understand the unbelievable EU referendum result
Brexit shook the foundation of the establishment, but how did the EU referendum result come to be? See the polling trends that changed the trajectory of a nation.