Esri Australia blog
Crowdsource is key: Esri Young Scholar 2019
‘Shout Out’ to 2019 Esri Australia Young Scholar Recipient Sherbaz Hashmi from Australian National University for his crowdsource community application.
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.
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.
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?
How mapping technology can help catch killers
Mike King outlines how investigators can use Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to combine location-based data, public information and suspect profiling data, to help catch killers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The technical leap in GIS field apps for mobility
Lightning-fast offline capabilities of GIS field apps are bringing new capabilities to mobile teams, able to communicate real-time information organisation-wide from the field.
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.
Students use GIS to track cattle movements
A new program has launched in Australia where students use GIS technology to track herd movement and work with emerging agri-tech to bridge the digital divide.
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.
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?
Key elements to success for GIS in education
US-based educator Joseph Kerski shares his insights into the key elements that can ensure successful implementation of GIS into education institutions, empowering students to solve real-world problems.
The Sturt Gorge web map transforming conservation efforts
What began as a spatial solution to a problem for an organisation with a limited budget quickly evolved into a blueprint for a wide-reaching conservation tool that could transform parks management and conservation.
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.
Sustainable Development and the transformative power of GIS
The power of advanced GIS technology is helping the world examine the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and collate the statistics behind them, shifting the planet onto a sustainable, more resilient path by 2030.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to transform 200 years of topographic maps
It isn’t possible to travel back in time – however, an impressive web app showcasing the modern history of Dutch topographic maps manages to crack open a curtain to the past just a little.
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.
Could satellites be the secret to detecting water leaks?
Innovative water utilities are using techniques that are out-of-this-world to detect leaks in their water networks – leveraging imagery captured from satellites orbiting the earth.
Mapping environmental change for maximum impact
Salmon have returned to a Washington river after the removal of two century-old dams, and a stunning new map has documented this fresh chapter for the Elwha.
The only map to understand the unbelievable EU referendum result
Brexit shook the foundation of the establishment, but how did the EU referendum result come to be? See the polling trends that changed the trajectory of a nation.