This morning I sat in on the GIS in Resources User Group which included mining, oil and gas professionals from right across Australia. The group heard from Drew Smith – a GIS Specialist who talked about the growth of GIS at his organisation, Atlas Iron.
We then listened to Willy Lynch – Esri’s Mining GIS Solutions Practice Lead, who has more than 25 years’ of GIS and geotechnical project experience. Willy described a number of relevant resources case studies that generated some lengthy discussion amongst the group.
Right now I’m off to another user group – this time its Emergency Services. We’re lucky to be joined by Esri’s Paul Doherty – a public safety technology expert who will give his perspective on the role geography plays in meeting the challenges in emergency management.