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.
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.
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.
Systems, trust and GDA2020
Why is GDA2020 data migration so important? The value of spatial systems, data and analysis is based on the ability to trust the results they provide for accurate decision-making.
Machine and Deep learning frameworks
New Machine and Deep learning frameworks are providing an easy-to-use way to extract accurate information from data. Dipak Paudyal explains how the technology delivers insights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Flying high: the 2018 Esri Young scholar
Adrian Darmawan, a Bachelor of Geospatial Science student at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, is the winner of the 2018 Esri Young Scholar award for his innovative project that uses drones to assess landslide risk.
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.
Imagery analysis driving asset maintenance
Satellite imagery, deep learning and machine learning are leading to more accurate remote asset inspection and analysis, cutting costs and streamlining maintenance.
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.
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.
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.
WA Deepwater Horizon emergency simulation
Exercise Ningaloo Challenge was Australia’s largest-ever offshore oil spill emergency exercise. ArcGIS allowed responders to work from a common operating system enabling them to manage and analyse data in real time.
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.
Crowd-sourced data helps WA government improve road safety
The Western Australia state government is leveraging data captured by members of the community to assist with road safety planning aimed at reducing road fatalities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Find out where Australia imports its food from
Does Australia get more meat from New Zealand or the Netherlands? This interactive map shows you where we import our food from, so you can make more informed decisions relating to what ends up on your plate.
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.
Get to know Esri’s Jack Dangermond – the man taking maps mainstream
No one would describe Jack Dangermond as a household name. Yet this unassuming tech giant has pioneered a ubiquitous technology that underpins many of the world’s latest business innovations.