After hearing so many great insights from Susan Powell and Francisco Urbina in this morning’s plenary, I was looking forward to hearing more about Locational Analytics. Susan and Cisco detailed the simple steps that an organisation can take to develop a Location Analytics strategy by leveraging the Esri platform. It was a fascinating presentation which really opened my eyes to the power of Location Analytics.
What an action-packed afternoon in the Geospatial Galaxy! After a delicious lunch, our own Christopher Brown and Walter Simonazzi gave the database administrators among us some handy tips on how to support their workflows by configuring ArcGIS for Server’s unique Geodatabase technology.
Next up was Lacuna Resolve’s Kerrie Purcell who touched on how GIS technology is transforming how we prepare and respond to natural disasters. Kerrie’s presentation was a timely reminder of the role GIS will play as we look for better ways to manage the devastating impacts of these events.
Just finished listening to an interesting panel discussion on some of the findings from the 2013 GIS in Local Government Benchmark Study. Given the large number of councils who contributed, I’m looking forward to reading the final report when it’s available!
Earlier this afternoon Bernie Szukalski, our visiting Esri international specialist took to the stage again, after presenting at this morning’s plenary. He touched on how we can approach map-based storytelling – a fascinating way of communicating interactively, and also stepped us through how to plan and build an effective story map.
Next up is the Dekho Focus Session where some of Australia’s leading organisations – such as Brisbane City Council – will share how they’ve used Dekho to extend the reach of GIS to their entire workforce.
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…