Esri Australia blog
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.
Satellite kitchens become the new online retail
Technology has already disrupted commercial real estate once with the advent of online trading. Now, a location intelligence is changing the game when it comes to commercial space for restaurants.
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.
Super-charge your geospatial platform with IoT data
Adding a location aspect to your IoT data opens up the potential to optimise systems and processes, save time and costs as well as improve the quality of operations.
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.
Enterprise GIS data meets Augmented Reality
Augmented Reality (AR) adds even more detailed visualisation to maps and data. Find out how to bring your Enterprise GIS data into AR apps to supplement real-world views.
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.
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.
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.
The top 3 trends in GIS technology: 3D, VR and AR
With greater collaboration and more advanced tools, the latest developments in GIS technology are bringing even more detailed visualisation and revealing new insights into maps and data.
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.
Best practice tips for collecting drone imagery
As more organisations introduce drones into their operations, more people are asking about collecting drone imagery in the field. It’s a task that’s becoming easy to do, but the technology you choose is vital to doing it right.
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.
Disruptive apps like Tinder, Uber and Airbnb – what's the common thread?
At the core of many of the world’s most well-known and disruptive apps lies a common thread that could prove the key for more successful startups in the future.
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.
The crime analysis technology securing our streets
Location-based crime analysis technology has fast emerged as the smart weapon for law enforcement agents tackling today’s dynamic security challenges.
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.
What business strategy lessons can you learn from the Pokémon craze?
With Pokémon Go rapidly taking over the virtual world, business leaders are keen to find out how they can leverage location-based technology to augment their own reality.
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.
This insurance fraud solution deals with deception instantly
Financial services fraud has hit peak levels, costing over $2B and affecting more than a million Australians. The good news is there’s a solution available to stem the tide of insurance fraud.