Esri Australia blog
5 key terms to navigate the UX landscape
About to step into your first UX meeting and afraid you’ll be struck speechless at the conference table? This quick-read glossary will equip you with an understanding of common UX terms.
GIS tech trends – 2018 review and 2019 forecast
In this annual review and forecast, Peter Gill looks back at 2018 – an awesome year in the geospatial industry – and gives us his highlights on the emerging technology capabilities and products to watch in 2019.
SmarterWX 2.0 release tips and tricks
The release of SmarterWX 2.0 includes enhancements to streamline public works planning, such as Live Connect, Planiter™ integration and a software developers’ API. In this overview of what’s new Gary Johnson shares tips to help get the most out of the platform.
GIS technology trends – 2017 review and 2018 forecast
What were the key GIS trends of 2017? And what was in store for 2018? Take a look back at Gordon Sumerling’s predictions and compare it with what happened over the year.
Virtual Reality for smart cities and urban planning
Virtual Reality (VR) is transforming the way citizens and city administrators interact with new developments, through the unique perspective of 3D models that show what the eye cannot see.
Give your maps the edge with the power of 3D GIS
3D offers new insights in data and maps providing new and engaging ways of communicating spatial information. Platforms like QLD Globe transform the way audiences interact with spatial data.
Esri’s strategy and vision for 3D GIS
Although our world is 3D, many plans and maps are still 2D. 3D maps improve spatial understanding and communication with both internal stakeholders and the public.
Geoscape: Australia’s National 3D Dataset
See how Geoscape, Australia’s world-leading 3D Geographic Information System (GIS) dataset, makes maps with unprecedented detail and depth, creating new business and policy opportunities across the country.
Driving through roadblocks with GIS innovation
Asset managers are using GIS technology to share data and collaborate on public works, leading to less disruption and reduced costs.
3D GIS technology: Australia’s renewable energy future
3D GIS technology is helping a team from ANU map potential sites for a carbon-free renewable energy solution using a pumped hydro model that relies on wind and solar photovoltaic energy.
If you’re not using GIS mobile apps, you’re not working efficiently
The concepts of real-time and mobility are key to creating integrated systems and achieving connectivity. This has made GIS mobile apps a valuable and versatile tool for the evolving modern company.
SAR imagery – the smart solution for road maintenance
The smart solution for road maintenance is in the sky – with SAR imagery making it possible to spot surface movement from a thousand kilometres away.
Crowdsourcing apps mean more data and less work for you
Working together brings forth positive outcomes – we’re taught this from a young age – and with crowdsourcing apps, councils are able to benefit firsthand from strength in numbers.
A lightbulb moment in customer engagement for utilities
When it comes to customer engagement for utilities in Australia, Western Power are raising the bar – turning to new technology and web apps to improve overall service and responsiveness.
Can a drone improve your bottom line?
For sharp-minded execs, drones are the new black – with one business estimating their drone and location-based analytics strategy will deliver cost savings of 60 per cent.
What’s the million-dollar secret to streamlining logistics?
A new approach to optimising transport fleets is streamlining logistics for global freight companies – delivering unprecedented efficiencies and cost savings.
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.
How to use drones in emergency response
When it comes to emergency response, drones are changing the way organisations operate – going where people can't to collect and capture critical data from dangerous locations.
14 million reasons to use real-time fleet management technology
By introducing advanced fleet management technology into their operations, US-based gold, silver and copper producer Freeport McMoRan have revealed they’re positioned to shave $14M off their operating costs each year.
Driving value from drones – some lessons from the resources sector
Drones are increasingly transforming the operations of many of the world’s leading resources companies, offering new efficiency savings in areas including planning, exploration and environmental impact assessment.