After stepping out of an incredible plenary session and indulging on the delectable spread, I made my way over to see Esri’s Ismael Chivite and our very own Keera Pullman present on “What’s new in 10.2”. Now that 10.2 has landed I was excited to learn about all the new functionality and enhancements in quality, performance and security.
We kicked off day two of Ozri 2013 with an incredible plenary session. There was an undeniable buzz and energy about the place, creating a uniqueness of an excitement.
To set the scene, our MC – ABC’s Beverley O’Connor – welcomed us to this year’s Ozri with the theme “A Spatial Odyssey”. She then introduced Managing Director of Esri Australia, Brett Bundock – who gave the audience one of his customary warm welcomes. Brett took us through what this year’s conference theme means to him – a GIS journey through WebGIS, which has opened up many new opportunities and capabilities with regards to data, analysis, management, and consumption – revolutionising the way we see GIS today.
And so, the journey begins…
Across the board, we are seeing the use of GIS maturing into the enterprise space, with Local Governments leading the charge. Local Governments are realising that it is no longer good enough to just rely on the GIS department to answer their location questions. Continue reading
2010… where did that go? The year has seen the release of a major version of ArcGIS, and some technology trends maturing to a point that makes them key to an organisation’s strategy in 2011 and beyond. But first, let’s discuss ArcGIS 10. Continue reading
It’s amazing how many different industries leverage location intelligence.
Take the Westralia Airport Corporation (WAC) for example, who have just become Australia’s first airport to use enterprise-wide location intelligence. Continue reading
I’m really passionate about GeoDesign because of my background in landscape architecture. There are so many similarities in landscape architecture and GeoDesign – in fact, during my university days, one of the greatest challenges was integrating GIS into the design curriculum. I think it is more standard to have GIS in the design curriculum nowadays, but GIS is still not a standard tool used by designers.
On a personal level, something I’d like to see is how GIS can be better integrated with design workflows. I am especially interested in ideas and feedback from GIS users and designers on how GeoDesign can bring us a step closer to a more holistic design approach – so feel free to comment on this post and we can get a conversation going!
Anyway, let’s go back to the beginning and talk about what GeoDesign really means. Continue reading
If you’re a client of ours, then you’ll know, Ozri is kind of a big deal for us! It’s our annual national user conference where clients, business partners and colleagues from all around Australia get together to share ideas and talk about the latest happenings in location intelligence. It’s a really great event, an excellent opportunity to network with other GIS professionals and the perfect place to get inspired about what GIS can do for you, your organisation and the world.
Ozri is massive – hundreds of people fly in from around the country for it – and it’s something we really look forward to putting on. Which is why I wanted to let you know that today, we have officially put out the Call for Papers! If you’ve had a great experience with location intelligence, or have a GIS that others should know about, then you should get involved! Continue reading
GIS day is all about celebrating the role that GIS plays in the world, and raising awareness. It’s celebrated in more than 80 countries world-wide.
How have you celebrated this most special of days? Continue reading
Cloud Computing is quickly emerging as a technology that everyone can leverage. The technology and architecture that Cloud service and deployment models offer are a key area of research and development for GIS technology. Continue reading
What version of Python comes with ArcGIS 10? Can I batch validate my data reviewer jobs at a particular time of day? What is this COLLADA data format? These are just some of the questions that people came up and asked me during the recent Technology Directions roadshow. It is always so fantastic to have people come up and ask us about parts of the software and how they could use it, so I thought I would share the answers with you.