Esri Australia blog
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.
3 emerging trends in Web GIS resourcing
Leveraging the power of the internet, web GIS is empowering GIS specialists to focus on core business initiatives rather than the day-to-day IT system support.
Cloud GIS: the four pillars of success
The powerful capabilities and growth of Cloud GIS has seen organisations transform how they plan, resource and administer GIS, delivering even greater capabilities, value and manageability.
User-centred design (and why it matters)
Embracing the principles of user-centred design helps ensure maps, apps and websites are better tailored to the needs of end-users. Find out how to apply these principles to your solutions.
8 lessons from BP’s digital transformation strategy
BP share a detailed account of how they have digitally transformed their global enterprise to create more sustainable operations, better manage expenses, and uncover new products and services for customers around the world.
3 steps to choosing the right data
Many organisations are often ‘data rich’, but ‘insight poor’ – as they don’t have their hands on the right content to drive the greatest return from their geospatial tech.
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.
Mapping a robust smart city nervous system
Australia's government and telecommunications sectors alike have turned to GIS technology to underpin a new strategic smart city priority: submarine cables.
A business case for government agency interoperability
American Red Cross shares their strategy for using GIS to establish agency interoperability during large-scale crises.
Next-gen underground asset protection
The first of a three-part series detailing the journey to develop a solution for underground asset protection using an enquiry-first service that builds on spatial data discovery and sharing.
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.
Lessons from history on why data velocity and volume matters
The ten-year anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, which triggered a catastrophic global financial crisis, is a timely reminder of the importance of robust risk management strategies backed by scalable technology systems.
The GIS solution transforming traditional emergency response
American Red Cross’s GIS solution informs the decisions of an 80,000+ strong workforce – as well as thousands of government agencies and community partners.
A new era in bushfire preparedness and disaster resilience
As part of a disaster resilience program, the ACT Emergency Services Authority (ESA) has launched a revolutionary tool that accurately determines the Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) for individual properties.
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).
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.
Agile transformation for local government
A shift is occurring in the attitudes of local governments to make small changes now to realise long-term digital goals. Mark Wallace explains how an agile approach to local government digital transformation allows for incremental implementation.
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.
3 ways location-based analytics makes New York more liveable
For a modern city to function efficiently, location data is core to transparent and effective decision-making. Dr Amen Ra Mashariki explains the role that location analytics plays in improving the lives of New York residents.
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.
Top 5 mining geospatial tech trends
A new wave of automation is improving worker safety, raising productivity, and reducing operational costs in Australia's mining operations. See how advanced geospatial technology is helping organisations improve efficiencies at all levels organisation-wide.
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.
Utility network modelling with ArcGIS 10.6
The new Utility Network Management extension brings advanced support for utilities to model, view, manage and analyse networks, preparing for real-world events and resulting in more efficient network management.
5 tips for GIS success in your organisation
What are the factors that set successful GIS strategies apart? Find out the key steps that help organisations drive GIS as a business-critical platform, gaining high adoption and making a real difference to decision making.
Digital transformation for local government
The most successful leaders in digital transformation are equipped with the tools and resources to help them make decisions and effect change that improves efficiency, performance and profitability.
City of Adelaide responds to Grenfell Tower inferno
Following the catastrophic Grenfell Tower inferno in the UK, the City of Adelaide completed a comprehensive audit of non-compliant cladding on its buildings in record time using mobile GIS apps.
6 essential tips for successful GIS implementation
When it comes to rolling out a new GIS, there are a handful of pitfalls that can derail even the best-laid plans. These are my top tips on how to successfully implement a Geographic Information System (GIS).
IOT trends driving transformation in the APAC utilities sector
Increased pressure on gas and electricity utilities to meet financial and customer service expectations makes IOT and geospatial analytics technology essential to future success.
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.
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.
5 reasons why students thrive with GIS for Schools
The GIS for Schools Program pledges to donate industry-leading technology to all Australian students. Discover the benefits of teaching and learning with GIS – from the perspective of Australian teachers.
Benefits of upskilling your workforce with GIS training
The benefits of upskilling your workforce can generate quick returns on your technology investment. Here we look at the range of options available to build GIS knowledge and engagement in your team for best-practice GIS implementation.
Collaborative GIS technology streamlines city works
With the launch of Smarter Planning Perth, Western Australia is at the forefront of using GIS technology to streamline processes, leading to a future of collaborative, efficient public works.
A platform for smart government
As communities realise that a Geographic Information System is more than just a pretty map, smart governments are implementing location-centric platforms to drive strategic data-driven decision-making for smarter communities.
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.
The Young Scholars university initiative solidifying geospatial science as a smart career choice
With GIS now seen as essential to making informed business and government decisions, the annual Esri Young Scholars Award is playing a vital role in promoting geospatial science as a career choice.
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.
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.
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?
Intelligent transportation systems within reach for any government
Intelligent transportation systems just became within reach for governments of every size, all around the world, with the announcement that hugely popular community-based traffic and navigation app Waze is partnering with Esri.
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.
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.
Watch your ROI snowball from one enterprise data solution
Referencing a council park dataset for this example, one of Australia's most respected geospatial experts explains how your Big Data ROI could snowball dramatically off the back of a single enterprise data solution.
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.