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The role of GIS in building a more resilient Australia

Gary Johnson is Esri Australia's Principle Consultant for Financial Services

I’m presenting at a joint Australian Property Institute and Spatial Industry Business Association (SIBA) seminar in June looking at the role of location intelligence in the area of natural disasters.

This year Australia and Asia Pacific countries have been hit by some of the worst natural disasters in recent history.  The clean up bill from the Queensland floods alone is estimated at $5bn, with an indirect cost to the Australian economy of $9bn.  The natural disasters in Australia have also ensured the spotlight has been shining brightly on the insurance industry in recent months, and in March,  the federal government announced the Natural Disaster Insurance Review to provide a wide ranging review of natural disaster insurance in Australia. Continue reading

Insurers on Call !!!

Hi All,

We all know as consumers of insurance, that insurers give us piece of mind and provide us with protection against damage which we may incur for any number of reasons, but especially events, including catastrophic events or natural disasters which we are very accustomed to here in Australia.

 I am particularly moved by the distressing scenes we are currently seeing across the east coast of Australia, with the widespread flooding and the devastation and damage which these flood waters are causing to both residents and businesses in many areas of the country.  Continue reading

Location Intelligence Pivotal to Insurers

Hi All,

I’m Telma Cordeiro and I’m responsible for heading the FSI sector for Esri Australia… and yes, this is my first blog so bear with me – it will get better and more creative no doubt!  

Recent years have seen the uptake of Location Intelligence in the Insurance sector as a fundamental business solution, changing the way we look at risk, make decisions, interpret data and collaboratively work together.

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