Ozri 2017 abstracts

ArcGIS Pro – access all areas
Simon Jackson and Selin Ozdemir, Esri Australia

In this fast-paced session you’ll learn about some of the most exciting new features of ArcGIS Pro, from compelling 3D visualisation, imagery, animation through to advanced business intelligence tools. Gain insights from the perspectives of two industry experts – one a long-term GIS user and the other a new business analyst – as they share how you can use Pro to deliver powerful insights, regardless of your experience or area of expertise. 

Big Data GIS
Flora Vale, Esri

The ArcGIS Geoanalytics Server was introduced with the ArcGIS 10.5 release, providing the capability to perform distributed batch analysis of feature and tabular data. GeoAnalytics provides toolsets that focus on summarising and analysing large spatiotemporal datasets. See what's next for Big Data GIS

Geo driven decision-making
Matt Zenus, SAP

Around the world, a growing number of organisations are generating greater value from their business data by integrating their core business systems.  Smart cities, from Brisbane to Cape Town, are using an Esri/SAP HANA solution to generate real-time insights into their operations to improve service delivery and reduce costs. Global utility leaders like Alliander use the approach to analyse the health of their assets and establish preventative maintenance efforts to protect service reliability, critical infrastructure and vulnerable communities. And in the business world, re-insurance giant Munich uses an SAP Hana/Esri solution to analyses global scale imagery at speed to assess climatic events and manage their risk exposure.

Join SAP’s Matthew Zenus (Global Vice President SAP Database & Data Management, Digital Platform Solutions Group), as he shares his insights into how organisations around the world are getting more out of their business data.

LA GeoHub: Smart city by design
Sari Ladin, City of Los Angeles

GeoHub is an innovative, world-famous Open Data platform that connects Los Angeles’ residents – and users around the globe – with instant access to LA’s extensive troves of spatial data. Driven by the latest Web GIS technology, GeoHub is California’s first platform to serve as a single entry point for all city departments using geospatial data. The entire City of Los Angeles now use the platform to collaborate, forming groups to solve cross-departmental challenges and leveraging storytelling features to share insights with the broader community so users can find and interact with content most relevant to them. Join the City of Los Angeles’ Sari Ladin as she shares the story behind the solution which has been celebrated as a world-first government best practice and has inspired the Open Data practices of cities and departments around the world. 

Overcoming Tropical Cyclone Debbie with real-time GIS
Matthew Piper and Thorsten Hohenstrater, Ergon Energy

When category 4 Tropical Cyclone Debbie hit the coast of Queensland in March 2017, Ergon Energy leapt into action as 65,000 of its customers were plunged into darkness. The devastating impact of gale-force winds and flooding from torrential rain demanded a focused, highly organised response from Queensland’s largest energy provider. As such, Ergon Energy implemented a world-first web-GIS incident management system that connected its users with critical insights in real-time. The system enabled responders and managers to perform advanced spatial analysis, allowing all reporting components to be graphically shared on-the-fly. This powerful, real-time view of the crisis and its aftermath saw the time taken to restore power to homes reduced and has revolutionised how utilities respond to natural disasters. 

Enterprise Science
A smarter Brisbane: creating new opportunities through real-time collaboration
Mike Riggall, Brisbane City Council

Hear how Brisbane City Council, Australia’s largest local government, is leveraging its integrated SAP and Esri solution to drive business benefits three years after it was implemented. Through consolidating multiple systems and sources of data to provide spatial information, improvements are being seen in both strategic and operational contexts. What has worked? What hasn’t? And what’s next? Mike will also introduce Brisbane’s latest initiative in partnership with Esri Australia to use spatial information to make better decisions: SmarterWX. If you’ve ever seen a road being resurfaced only to be dug up within weeks for new pipes to be laid, you’ll appreciate how this technology can reduce disruption and save costs. Find out how SmarterWX allows utilities and public works providers to collaborate across multiple organisations to plan and execute work in the same public space.

An ArcGIS platform story
Michael Regel, Melbourne Water

The combination of real-time intelligence and spatial analytics is driving significant change in the global utility sector. Complex organisations like utility providers are fast realising the potential of their historical and real-time network information by making their data accessible through maps and apps. By adding a location context to existing and real-time streams of data, providers are benefitting from faster response times, proactive planning and sustainably managed operations. Real-time GIS technology provides organisations like utilities with improved situational awareness, enabling responders to better manage resources – dispatching field crews based on work allocations and proximity. The technology also provides the ability to communicate with customers more effectively, especially during unexpected situations (e.g. outages), where accurate and timely information is distributed. Additionally, the performance of the network can be analysed to determine areas in need of investment, and provide the status of work orders to inform more accurate reporting. Recognising the value of real-time GIS technology to improve its operations, Melbourne Water launched a pilot with Esri Australia and OSIsoft to actively understand how their organisation would benefit through the integration of these capabilities. In this presentation, Melbourne Water and Esri Australia will showcase the journey taken by the water utility to adopt an intuitive, real-time view of their operational landscape to support immediate decisions that are actionable and location-aware.

Getting started with ArcGIS Enterprise
Simon Jackson, Esri Australia

If ArcGIS Server was a small step for GIS professionals, then ArcGIS Enterprise is one giant leap for all. If you are keen to learn more about the next evolution of Esri's ArcGIS for Server product line, then this session is not to be missed. Exploring the new capabilities available in ArcGIS Enterprise, Esri Australia Senior Consultant Simon Jackson, will take you on a step-by-step journey through a best practice approach for base deployments.

Location intelligence in a commercial real estate firm  [Brisbane only]
Stephen Clark, JLL

Commercial real estate is one of those industries rich in opportunity when it comes to finding advantage for businesses through location. And in the world of commercial real estate and investment management, they don't get much bigger than global financial and professional services firm JLL. Within JLL’s Australian operation, GIS has been used to support the valuation, leasing and sale of property. ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Online are valuable tools for JLL allowing the company's diverse and distributed workforce meet a range of valuable use cases from; rapidly deploying Collector apps to complete field valuations through to advising businesses on options for moving premises using multi-objective spatial decision support. Location Intelligent Specialist, Stephen Clark will take you into the engine room of JLL to show how GIS is setting the company apart from its peers.

Migrating from Legacy web mapping platforms to ArcGIS platform  [Melbourne only]
Pauline Kent, DELWP

Victoria's Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has had a long-term investment in web mapping, but was on aging technology that was no longer supported. Recognising the precariousness of their situation, the organisation made the decision to undertake the significant task of migrating from Esri's ArcIMS platform to ArcGIS Server (and Geocortex). In presenting on the program, DEWLP's Application Portfolio Manager Pauline Kent, will highlight some of the steps involved in this highly-successful project and what DEWLP plans to do next.

VicRoads corporate spatial technology platform roadmap  [Melbourne only]
Hossein Parsa, VicRoads

Since the early 90s VicRoads has extensively invested in growing enterprise spatial capability. Esri products have been deployed within the organisation's network, which have the capability of delivering corporate spatial data management and analytical requirements. In his presentation, VicRoads' Manager of Spatial Services - Hossein Parsa - will take you through the organisation's 'best practice' approach to building their Corporate Spatial Technology Platform Roadmap -  one that cleverly considered the organisation's corporate enterprise architecture (EA) and spatial technology, information and application architecture. In addition, Mr Parsa will discuss how VicRoads' unique approach transformed the corporate spatial services to meet the ongoing and emerging demands of the department.

Analytic Science
ArcGIS Pro: Next generation desktop
Tariro Muzangaza, Esri Australia

Welcome to the 'Pro' generation. The next evolution of desktop where ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcGlobe, ArcScene plus more are all in one full-featured application: ArcGIS Pro. In this session join Esri Australia Consultant, Ta Muzangaza, as she discusses how you can leverage your existing Web GIS in ArcGIS Pro, and store, visualise, analyse and share data with your organisation quickly and seamlessly. It's next generation desktop and it's here now!

Innovating the Queensland Globe  [Brisbane only]
Greg Payne, DNRM

Since its release in April 2013, the growth of the Queensland Globe has been exponential in both the amount of data layers available and in its use by government, private organisations, and the public. The Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM) has been working on an innovative replacement since the announcement of the depreciation of Google Earth Enterprise. The new Queensland Globe is customer oriented, simple/more intuitive to use, supports industry trends such as crowd sourcing, service driven rather than data driven, device independent (PC, tablet, mobile) and able to accept new data types (e.g. high resolution, temporal, 3D). Join DNRM's Manager, Access Solutions - as he takes us on a journey around Queensland Globe.

Grand scale Big Data GIS in real-time
Flora Vale, Esri

How do I take advantage of real-time capability? This session will look at a workflow pulling in data feeds, visualising and analysing in ArcGIS Pro and sharing options including ArcGIS Online.

Insights for ArcGIS: Turning data into information – and information into understanding
Mathew Linnane, Esri Australia

Insights for ArcGIS is a new user experience for web-based analysis available with ArcGIS 10.5. It focuses on simpler ways to work with your spatial data and business data to answer questions and realise patterns in your data. Join Senior Consultant Mat Linnane as he reveals the simple workflows behind generating valuable insights from your business data.

The big picture: Futures in imagery
Gordon Sumerling, Esri Australia

No longer prepared to let imagery take a back seat, the development team at Esri have supercharged applications like ArcGIS Pro and Portal for ArcGIS into high-powered image analysis engines.

In this session, Senior Consultant Gordon Sumerling will showcase Esri's new imagery functionality across the ArcGIS platform. 

Top tips for getting 3D ready
Gert van Maren, Esri

Your guide for this session is none other than Esri's top mind in 3D – Gert van Maren.

Delivering a masterclass on everything from 3D base maps to working with ArcGIS Pro and CityEngine, Gert will answer the common question of: "How do I get my organisation 3D ready?"

Design Science
Apps in action: Get up close with the BIG4
Tariro Muzangaza, Esri Australia

From the field to the office and onto the broader community, Esri's latest range of super apps support the planning, coordination and delivery of operational effectiveness. In this session, Esri Australia Consultant Ta Muzangaza, will reveal the best integrated workflows to leverage the right Esri app – at the right time, every time.

Bringing your story to life in 3D
Gert van Maren, Esri

Join Esri's top bloke in 3D, Gert van Maren, as he builds on common cartographic ideas showing how to create visually stunning and meaningful 3D products.

Gert will address the key principles for working in 3D; how these differ from 2D mapping; and when a 3D approach can be used effectively. He'll touch on best practice 3D data visualisation and how you can share your 3D work to a broader audience. If you're keen on 3D then this is a session not to be missed.

Geo meets design – the art of captivating your audience
Selin Ozdemir, Esri Australia

Humans are visual creatures with an attention span shorter than a goldfish. With less than eight seconds to get your message across it is crucial to ensure your map is both clever and attention-grabbing. In this session, Esri Australia Senior Consultant Selin Ozdemir will showcase best-practice geo-design.

The smart formula for building a 30-minute city
Selin Ozdemir, Esri Australia

There is much talk these days on the importance of building smart communities. Ones which are more liveable, connected and well run. In this session, Esri Australia Senior Consultant Selin Ozdemir will explore the idea of creating a connected city, using Web GIS.

When COTS doesn't cut it – a guide to extending the ArcGIS Platform
Mathew Linnane, Esri Australia

The ArcGIS platform solves many business problems right out-of-the-box, but when you need to do something more specific, it also offers many options for customisation by developers and non-developers alike. In this session Esri Australia Senior Consultant Mat Linnane, will reveal how you can create and manage apps that include mapping, visualisation and analysis – regardless of your developer experience. 

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