Esri Australia blog
GIS: the foundation of grid modernisation
Discover how GIS technology provides core functionality to help utilities drive their grid modernisation initiatives, and build tougher, smarter and more secure grids.
How UX design solves business problems
Meeting the expectations of a mobile-connected, highly demanding user base, incorporating UX design into application planning delivers returns throughout the planning and build processes.
A transformation journey for the City of Cockburn
Follow the City of Cockburn’s transformation journey to become the most attractive place to live, work, visit and invest in Perth.
Barriers to user-centred thinking in government
User-centred thinking is a strategically astute approach for building public-facing government apps and websites. These 5 key barriers indicate why government agencies are ignoring the value of UX.
3 emerging trends in Web GIS resourcing
Leveraging the power of the internet, web GIS is empowering GIS specialists to focus on core business initiatives rather than the day-to-day IT system support.
Connected communities drive positive change
Public and private entities need data sharing platforms that deliver open data and allow data contributions to connect with their communities and drive positive change.
User-centred design (and why it matters)
Embracing the principles of user-centred design helps ensure maps, apps and websites are better tailored to the needs of end-users. Find out how to apply these principles to your solutions.
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.
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.
A best-practice open data framework
American Red Cross is leading a global open data movement to share their internal data and systems freely with other agencies and members of the public.
Mapping a robust smart city nervous system
Australia's government and telecommunications sectors alike have turned to GIS technology to underpin a new strategic smart city priority: submarine cables.
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.
When metres matter most – moving to GDA2020
In 1994, the year Australia’s Geocentric Datum (GDA94) was last re-set, a heart-pounding moment on the rugby field highlighted the difference a metre can make. Peter Lambert explains what steps to take to be on your best game when it comes to GDA2020.
Lessons from history on why data velocity and volume matters
The ten-year anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, which triggered a catastrophic global financial crisis, is a timely reminder of the importance of robust risk management strategies backed by scalable technology systems.
The GIS solution transforming traditional emergency response
American Red Cross’s GIS solution informs the decisions of an 80,000+ strong workforce – as well as thousands of government agencies and community partners.
Behind the scenes of St Barbara’s innovative Cloud GIS approach
Software as a Service (SaaS) is fast becoming a preferred approach for mining firms looking to optimise operations across the enterprise, without needing to invest in additional resources.
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).
The modern land parcel solution future-proofing South Australia’s cadastre
South Australia’s Land Boundaries Group shares how an out-of-the-box technology solution has boosted their land parcel management productivity by up to 80%.
The technical leap in GIS field apps for mobility
Lightning-fast offline capabilities of GIS field apps are bringing new capabilities to mobile teams, able to communicate real-time information organisation-wide from the field.
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.
Agile transformation for local government
A shift is occurring in the attitudes of local governments to make small changes now to realise long-term digital goals. Mark Wallace explains how an agile approach to local government digital transformation allows for incremental implementation.
5 reasons AEC projects need GIS-BIM integration
Cardno shares how GIS-BIM integration is optimising AEC designs, accelerating project approvals and reducing infrastructure development costs.
How to overcome technical debt
Many IT leaders in large organisations with complex systems often find themselves saddled with technical debt. Discover more about how IT governance and solid discipline are crucial to ensuring efficient and equitable operations.
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.
3 fundamentals for leading a smart cities program
Councils slow to translate smart city thinking into effectual actions risk loss of private investment, state and federal funding, and tech-connected citizens’ equanimity. These three factors are delivering fast wins to council leaders.
Top 5 mining geospatial tech trends
A new wave of automation is improving worker safety, raising productivity, and reducing operational costs in Australia's mining operations. See how advanced geospatial technology is helping organisations improve efficiencies at all levels organisation-wide.
How to optimise utility asset value with GIS
Location-based analytics plays a key role in helping organisations optimise their network infrastructure management. Find out how a business process called reliability-centred maintenance is driving the success of utilities around the world.
Utility network modelling with ArcGIS 10.6
The new Utility Network Management extension brings advanced support for utilities to model, view, manage and analyse networks, preparing for real-world events and resulting in more efficient network management.
Apps for fast, accurate fire cladding audits
In the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster, Australia is on notice to complete fire cladding audits to identify at-risk buildings. A common operating picture is essential for completing surveys quickly and accurately.
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.
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.
6 essential tips for successful GIS implementation
When it comes to rolling out a new GIS, there are a handful of pitfalls that can derail even the best-laid plans. These are my top tips on how to successfully implement a Geographic Information System (GIS).
What are the five factors that define smart communities?
Most smart community discussions focus on technology, innovation, digital, connectivity, data and real-time sensors. With such a wide range of factors, how can you tell if your community is smart?
3 key steps for utilities to achieve digital transformation
Esri utilities industry team manager Bill Meehan outlines the steps Australian utility companies should take to face the challenges of digital transformation.
Building agile law enforcement with GIS
Global security expert Mike King outlines how GIS technology offers a complete agile law enforcement system by integrating existing networks with the latest technology for enhanced mobile capabilities and data intelligence.
5 reasons why students thrive with GIS for Schools
The GIS for Schools Program pledges to donate industry-leading technology to all Australian students. Discover the benefits of teaching and learning with GIS – from the perspective of Australian teachers.
Benefits of upskilling your workforce with GIS training
The benefits of upskilling your workforce can generate quick returns on your technology investment. Here we look at the range of options available to build GIS knowledge and engagement in your team for best-practice GIS implementation.
A platform for smart government
As communities realise that a Geographic Information System is more than just a pretty map, smart governments are implementing location-centric platforms to drive strategic data-driven decision-making for smarter communities.
Next-generation emergency response
Emergency services expert Mike King explains why getting resources out into the field is key to greater cost-savings and reducing response times.
The Young Scholars university initiative solidifying geospatial science as a smart career choice
With GIS now seen as essential to making informed business and government decisions, the annual Esri Young Scholars Award is playing a vital role in promoting geospatial science as a career choice.
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.
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.
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.
Intelligent transportation systems 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
Why aren’t more companies in the energy sector upgrading their legacy systems? Most simply consider the process too problematic, however, with location-based analytics, it doesn't have to be this way.
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.
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.
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.
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.