Esri Australia blog
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.
Drones in agriculture – how to get started
Getting the best results from drones on a farm depends on the desired outcomes and the type of sensors mounted on the drone. Before starting, it pays to find answers to the most common questions about using drones and satellite imagery in agriculture.
A guide to using data strategically for smart city thinking
Cities that want to learn how to use their data as an asset must first implement and execute operational analytics and smart city thinking.
Drones fly Young Scholar to San Diego
From meeting Jack Dangermond to presenting in the Map Gallery, read how this RMIT student experienced the biggest GIS event in the world.
How data failed during September 11
New York’s ex-Chief Analytics Officer reflects on how greater data sharing and inter-agency operability could have minimised the extent of catastrophe during 9/11.
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.
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.
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.
Big spatial data keeping maritime safety afloat
Recent advances in Geographic Information System (GIS) technology and Cloud computing allow organisations to take advantage of big spatial datasets with relative ease. See how quickly it can analyse millions of shipping data records.
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.
Real-time fieldwork solutions for Main Roads Western Australia
With multiple features combined into one tool, field staff can record their findings on asset inspections, damage assessment, database management and report live updates without the need for software engineers or GIS specialists.
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.
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.
Tackling terrorism with apps
Geo-enabled smartphone apps not only warn the public of impending crises, but also harvest critical community updates to support government response.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Flood impact map created with publicly available data
During natural disasters, the ability to quickly gain a real-time view of the impact is crucial for fast, targeted response and recovery. This map shows the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Debbie in April 2017.
Emergency service response powered by GIS technology is ensuring better public safety
GIS technology is providing predictive capabilities for handling natural disaster response and recovery. Learn how the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service uses GIS to improve its coordination of emergency response across the state.
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.
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.
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.
3 reasons we need smart communities
‘Smart communities’ is the latest buzzword for cities using Big Data analytics to ensure local governments are creating living, breathing neighbourhoods, rather than sterile silos.
A new look Olympic medal tally
With the 2016 Rio Olympic medal tally dominated by the usual suspects like the USA and China, it’s great to see new faces joining the winners on this medal map, with Singapore, Fiji and Puerto Rico all securing their first gold medals.
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.
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.
The uprooted – mapping Syria’s refugee crisis
Syria’s civil war is one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time, with sectarian violence and famine forcing more than 50 million people to flee the country – the largest number of displaced people since World War II.
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.