Esri Australia blog
Damage prevention for underground assets
Local councils can prevent damage to underground assets and ensure accurate responses to DBYD enquiries with a cloud-based automated response system.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 open data saved residents millions in parking tickets
A clever approach to location-based analytics uncovered that the New York Police Department had unintentionally ticketed legally parked cars to the tune of millions of dollars.
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.
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.
SmarterWX 2.0 release tips and tricks
The release of SmarterWX 2.0 includes enhancements to streamline public works planning, such as Live Connect, Planiter™ integration and a software developers’ API. In this overview of what’s new Gary Johnson shares tips to help get the most out of the platform.
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.
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.
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?
GIS health check – preparing for growth
A regular health check of your GIS environment can identify issues and make recommendations for future capacity and capability, safeguarding your organisation.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Driving through roadblocks with GIS innovation
Asset managers are using GIS technology to share data and collaborate on public works, leading to less disruption and reduced costs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SAR imagery – the smart solution for road maintenance
The smart solution for road maintenance is in the sky – with SAR imagery making it possible to spot surface movement from a thousand kilometres away.
Crowdsourcing apps mean more data and less work for you
Working together brings forth positive outcomes – we’re taught this from a young age – and with crowdsourcing apps, councils are able to benefit firsthand from strength in numbers.
Locating a starting point to correct communities in crisis
Using advanced location-based analytics to deliver context about communities in crisis, Black Eyed Peas founding member will.i.am is looking to transform lives through education, inspiration and greater opportunity.
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.
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.
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.