Esri Australia blog
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Diagnosis: a geospatial check-up for global health
The importance of understanding the ‘where’ of health issues provides us with a deeper understanding of how diseases spread and the key contributors to widespread health concerns.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cleaning the Gulf of Mexico using GIS
The clean-up efforts following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is an example of how GIS technology can be used to assist in disaster response.
Enterprise GIS data meets Augmented Reality
Augmented Reality (AR) adds even more detailed visualisation to maps and data. Find out how to bring your Enterprise GIS data into AR apps to supplement real-world views.
Esri’s strategy and vision for 3D GIS
Although our world is 3D, many plans and maps are still 2D. 3D maps improve spatial understanding and communication with both internal stakeholders and the public.
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.
10 tips for creating successful story maps
Transforming complex data into compelling, visually stunning information is easy with story maps. Follow these 10 tips to tell stories through visualisation and interaction.
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.
SAR imagery enhances critical decision making
New SARscape features deliver more detailed image analysis to serve the needs of national security or disaster management agencies.
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.
The top 3 trends in GIS technology: 3D, VR and AR
With greater collaboration and more advanced tools, the latest developments in GIS technology are bringing even more detailed visualisation and revealing new insights into maps and data.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Best practice tips for collecting drone imagery
As more organisations introduce drones into their operations, more people are asking about collecting drone imagery in the field. It’s a task that’s becoming easy to do, but the technology you choose is vital to doing it right.
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?
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.
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.
14 million reasons to use real-time fleet management technology
By introducing advanced fleet management technology into their operations, US-based gold, silver and copper producer Freeport McMoRan have revealed they’re positioned to shave $14M off their operating costs each year.
Driving value from drones – some lessons from the resources sector
Drones are increasingly transforming the operations of many of the world’s leading resources companies, offering new efficiency savings in areas including planning, exploration and environmental impact assessment.
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.
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.