Thanks to all who braved the rain on Friday to attend Directions 2014 in Canberra. It was great to see such a good crowd. A show of hands during Gary Farmer’s welcome suggested that a significant number were at their first Directions event. That was really good to see and we hope it’ll be the first of many.
The theme of this year’s Directions tour is “sharpening your skills” and the sessions during the day are designed to stimulate thinking around how users can get more from their ArcGIS with a mix of new tools, smart ways to use existing tools, and general tips and techniques to be more productive when using the software.
Nigel Brown from Exelis and I, have just completed our presentation highlighting the power of the ENVI Image Analysis software.
Nigel presented on how ENVI can be used to study the effects of sea level rise on coastal erosion using combination of lower resolution optical data, such as Landsat Imagery, combined with precise LiDAR data.
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.