Esri Australia blog
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.
Eliminate guesswork with user research for GIS
Five tried and tested ways to understand what your users really want – and the role this insight plays in delivering a winning user experience.
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.
Cloud GIS: the four pillars of success
The powerful capabilities and growth of Cloud GIS has seen organisations transform how they plan, resource and administer GIS, delivering even greater capabilities, value and manageability.
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.
8 lessons from BP’s digital transformation strategy
BP share a detailed account of how they have digitally transformed their global enterprise to create more sustainable operations, better manage expenses, and uncover new products and services for customers around the world.
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.
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.
A business case for government agency interoperability
American Red Cross shares their strategy for using GIS to establish agency interoperability during large-scale crises.
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.
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.
A new era in bushfire preparedness and disaster resilience
As part of a disaster resilience program, the ACT Emergency Services Authority (ESA) has launched a revolutionary tool that accurately determines the Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) for individual properties.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 tips for GIS success in your organisation
What are the factors that set successful GIS strategies apart? Find out the key steps that help organisations drive GIS as a business-critical platform, gaining high adoption and making a real difference to decision making.
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.
City of Adelaide responds to Grenfell Tower inferno
Following the catastrophic Grenfell Tower inferno in the UK, the City of Adelaide completed a comprehensive audit of non-compliant cladding on its buildings in record time using mobile GIS apps.
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?
IOT trends driving transformation in the APAC utilities sector
Increased pressure on gas and electricity utilities to meet financial and customer service expectations makes IOT and geospatial analytics technology essential to future success.
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.
Esri Young Scholars Award winner – bridging the gap between theory and practice
Queensland University of Technology research assistant and third-year B.Sc student Alan Pearse developed IDW-Plus, an ArcGIS tool to calculate land use impact on stream health.
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.
Collaborative GIS technology streamlines city works
With the launch of Smarter Planning Perth, Western Australia is at the forefront of using GIS technology to streamline processes, leading to a future of collaborative, efficient public works.
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.
GIS the catalyst for digital transformation of local government
As early adopters of GIS technology, local governments are leading the push for more open, mobile, and data-driven organisations.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Watch your ROI snowball from one enterprise data solution
Referencing a council park dataset for this example, one of Australia's most respected geospatial experts explains how your Big Data ROI could snowball dramatically off the back of a single enterprise data solution.