Assetic – a Melbourne-based company providing strategic asset management software and services to help organisations manage public and private infrastructure – is Esri Australia’s newest technology partner.
After a quick break for morning tea we settled in for some more great presentations.
Sharon McAnelly from the Power and Water Corporation in the Northern Territory was joined by IBM’s Peter Burgun for a really interesting discussion of the Corporation’s Asset Management Capability Project – a transformational program to improve the Corporation’s asset management practices. Once implemented, the fully integrated Esri Australia, Maximo Enterprise Asset Management and Cognos TM1 Performance Management solution will greatly enhance decision making, as well as improving customer service, work planning, scheduling and execution.
As someone who is all about reducing my ‘carbon footprint’, I was very inspired to hear about this energy-saving initiative taking place in the US.
In yet another innovative example of location intelligence being used to improve efficiencies, the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is using Esri’s ArcGIS software system to implement its LED Traffic Lights Project. The LED Traffic Lights Project is an ambitious traffic light replacement program which will track and manage the replacement of 87,000 incandescent lightbulbs with energy-saving light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs. Continue reading →
We are very, very excited to announce that we’ve moved to our new expanded and relocated Darwin office!
While those of you who live in sunny Darwin will know that we’ve been operating out of the Northern Territory for some time, today is the first day in our new “official” premises. An official Darwin office has been in the pipeline for some time (until now we’ve been working out of a serviced office up there) – which is why this is such a big deal for us.
If the current buzz around crowd-sourced or Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) has captured your interest, then the Data & Asset Management session at the upcoming Technology Directions events will be of high value to you. During this session we will explore implementing a web-based system to collect data from the public using ArcGIS 10 and the Geodatabase, and address common questions and practical concerns about data collection, validation and quality control in this environment. Continue reading →
It’s a shared burden: across Australia, local governments often struggle to manage their assets to their community’s expectations. And I don’t think it matters if it is in the metro area or regional, or if you have the best asset management system or just something simple: there is always more that needs to be built, fixed, upgraded or replaced.
Well, you learn something new every day, don’t you? Did you know that Abu Dhabi is home to the world’s first carbon-neutral, zero-waste city? And do you know what they attribute the success of the project to? Why location intelligence of course!
This year the Esri User Conference celebrated its 30th year. As big an achievement as that is, the real celebration for Esri and its community was the release of ArcGIS 10. ArcGIS is described as a system. Not just a single application or one piece of a large puzzle, ArcGIS is a complete system for geographical knowledge management, analysis, planning, awareness, and mobility.
Out of the many things to see at the event, I managed to get along and see where technology is changing the application of GIS. Notably, two areas that stood out for me were in smart devices (like the iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone, Android devices etc) and the cloud.