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?
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Geoscape: Australia’s National 3D Dataset
See how Geoscape, Australia’s world-leading 3D Geographic Information System (GIS) dataset, makes maps with unprecedented detail and depth, creating new business and policy opportunities across the country.
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.
Flood impact map created with publicly available data
During natural disasters, the ability to quickly gain a real-time view of the impact is crucial for fast, targeted response and recovery. This map shows the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Debbie in April 2017.
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.
If you’re not using GIS mobile apps, you’re not working efficiently
The concepts of real-time and mobility are key to creating integrated systems and achieving connectivity. This has made GIS mobile apps a valuable and versatile tool for the evolving modern company.
Can a drone improve your bottom line?
For sharp-minded execs, drones are the new black – with one business estimating their drone and location-based analytics strategy will deliver cost savings of 60 per cent.
How to use drones in emergency response
When it comes to emergency response, drones are changing the way organisations operate – going where people can't to collect and capture critical data from dangerous locations.