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.
Combatting drug-related deaths with GIS
US law enforcement expert Mike King outlines how authorities are using location intelligence to report drug activity, educate the community and understand the effectiveness of response activities.
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.
GIS tech trends – 2018 review and 2019 forecast
In this annual review and forecast, Peter Gill looks back at 2018 – an awesome year in the geospatial industry – and gives us his highlights on the emerging technology capabilities and products to watch in 2019.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Satellite kitchens become the new online retail
Technology has already disrupted commercial real estate once with the advent of online trading. Now, a location intelligence is changing the game when it comes to commercial space for restaurants.
Esri Young Scholar 2017 – a year in review
Since winning the Australian Esri Young Scholars Award in 2017, Alan Pearse has been working on several projects as well as getting stuck in to his university studies. We caught up with him to chat about what he’s been working on over the last year, and what’s on the horizon.
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.
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.
Esri Young Scholar's journey to the 2017 Esri UC in San Diego
Esri Young Scholar award winner Alan Pearse from the Queensland University of Technology shares his experience in San Diego at the world’s largest GIS event.
How GIS in education could save the world
Teaching and learning with GIS is critical to empower people with a firm foundation in spatial thinking and analysis, to grapple with and solve the challenges facing the world.
Give your maps the edge with the power of 3D GIS
3D offers new insights in data and maps providing new and engaging ways of communicating spatial information. Platforms like QLD Globe transform the way audiences interact with spatial data.
Ozri 2017: delegates' five-minute guide to the top five highlights
Ozri 2017 program manager Laura Berman shares her experience at the world’s largest geospatial event, Esri UC in San Diego, and provides a sneak peek into Ozri 2017, Australia’s most influential GIS event in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
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.
The rise of smart cities
New, better ways of governing are emerging from cities as they strive to become more liveable and sustainable places built on trust, respect, collaboration and measured performance.
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.
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.
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.
Why location-based insights are worth the attention of retail banks
In a bid to better understand customer needs, retail banks have begun leveraging location-based insights – because as communities have become more diversified, so too have their financial services requirements.
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.
Geo-enable your organisation with an open platform
More businesses are asking the question: ‘How can we successfully geo-enable our whole organisation using an open platform, while working with an already complex mix of enterprise systems?’ The answer is here.
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.
A lightbulb moment in customer engagement for utilities
When it comes to customer engagement for utilities in Australia, Western Power are raising the bar – turning to new technology and web apps to improve overall service and responsiveness.
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?
Disruptive apps like Tinder, Uber and Airbnb – what's the common thread?
At the core of many of the world’s most well-known and disruptive apps lies a common thread that could prove the key for more successful startups in the future.
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.
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.
3 tips to boost your supply chain management
A new approach to managing supply and distribution networks is driving efficiencies, cutting costs and improving customer satisfaction. Discover how you can use these latest techniques to optimise your supply chain management.
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.
When near enough is not good enough in risk assessment
When will another flood hit Australia? Which properties will summer’s cyclones strike? How much damage will the next major bushfire cause? These are just some of the risk assessment questions insurance companies are asking of their data.
3 ways to drive greater ROI from your transport analytics
A common question posed by transport leaders tasked with overseeing smart transport initiatives is how to generate greater returns from existing data reservoirs. Read the answers here.
5 questions to ask your Big Data analyst
Asking geographic questions is something we as humans do all the time. It's a capability that has served us well since the early days, when knowing where a sabre-tooth tiger's lair was in relation to your cave proved very valuable.
What business strategy lessons can you learn from the Pokémon craze?
With Pokémon Go rapidly taking over the virtual world, business leaders are keen to find out how they can leverage location-based technology to augment their own reality.
How Big Data analytics can inform your smart transport strategy
With Australia’s population set to soar to 30 million by 2031, the pressure on authorities and commercial enterprises to deliver intelligent transport systems has never been greater.
Make sure you choose the right commercial property
“It’s no longer acceptable [for leadership] to say, ‘I am not a technology person’,” according to Jones Lang LaSalle Australia’s head of IT. Find out how this attitude is helping commercial real estate agents make better choices.
See the platform driving foreign and local investment in SA agriculture
An innovative online portal is providing venture capitalists with insights into South Australia’s prime commodity investment opportunities.
The new tool giving retailers a competitive advantage
With the Internet of Things made up of an estimated 16 billion wirelessly connected devices around the world, the challenge for retailers now is to extract value from this mass of continuous streaming data.
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.
The disruptive retail technology removing data blind spots
The most disabling data blind spots in traditional BI tools are caused by the inability to clearly identify patterns and trends. Location-based analytics is here to provide the complete picture.
Why it’s time you invested in Big Data analytics tools
Location-based analytics has changed the fortunes of many of the world’s data rich, information poor retailers – connecting data to the real-world and using geographic context to deliver actionable business insights.