Esri Australia blog
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.
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.
How data collaboration empowers citizens
Across Australia, local governments are looking to maximise communication, collaboration and data-sharing to create more liveable, sustainable and smart communities.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Geoscience Australia releases MH370 search data Story Map
The search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 mapped more than 700,000 square kilometres of seafloor. Data from phase one of the search is now available to the public through an interactive Story Map.
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.
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.
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.
GIS the catalyst for digital transformation of local government
As early adopters of GIS technology, local governments are leading the push for more open, mobile, and data-driven organisations.
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.
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.