Tag Archives: location intelligence

Local Government ELA- when the GIS department is not enough

Across the board, we are seeing the use of GIS maturing into the enterprise space, with Local Governments leading the charge. Local Governments are realising that it is no longer good enough to just rely on the GIS department to answer their location questions. Continue reading

Even Smarter Banking

Hi All,

Great start to the week with an interesting article featured in Position Magazine “Banking on Location Intelligence”. The article presents practical ways by which banks are leveraging Location Intelligence to gain new customers and drive customer advocacy.

It’s all about the customer at the end of the day! 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

Technology from 2010 and What’s Next

2010… where did that go?  The year has seen the release of a major version of ArcGIS, and some technology trends maturing to a point that makes them key to an organisation’s strategy in 2011 and beyond.  But first, let’s discuss ArcGIS 10. Continue reading

Traffic Light Project Using ArcGIS to save Energy… and $1 Million per year

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

Ozri 2011: Call for Papers NOW OPEN!

If you’re a client of ours, then you’ll know, Ozri is kind of a big deal for us! It’s our annual national user conference where clients, business partners and colleagues from all around Australia get together to share ideas and talk about the latest happenings in location intelligence. It’s a really great event, an excellent opportunity to network with other GIS professionals and the perfect place to get inspired about what GIS can do for you, your organisation and the world.

Ozri is massive – hundreds of people fly in from around the country for it – and it’s something we really look forward to putting on. Which is why I wanted to let you know that today, we have officially put out the Call for Papers! If you’ve had a great experience with location intelligence, or have a GIS that others should know about, then you should get involved! Continue reading

Location Intelligence Powered Wind Power

Following Hillary Clinton’s visit to Australia, where she announced that the US would continue to work with us to fight climate change and develop clean technology, it seems environmental diligence is once again front and centre.

So with that fresh in my mind, I thought today’s blog could have an environmental flavour… particularly, how location Intelligence is doing its bit for the environment. I’ve previously blogged about how Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City, the world’s first waste-free city, has made international headlines for being powered by GIS. But locally, our renewable energy corporations are using it too. Continue reading

Gov 2.0: Schwarzenegger Tweets to the Masses

The very fact that you’re here on this blog means that you are probably one of a growing number of people who see the value in social media. And you are in good company. Did you know that Arnold Schwarzenegger, the man as famous for being Governor of California as he is for his muscles, used social media to connect with the public, and is now more popular than ever with his voters because of it?

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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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Technology Directions – out in the field…

At the Technology Directions I will be talking about Field Mobility. During this session we will be looking into some of the new functionality in ArcGIS Mobile 10 and ArcPad 10.

The new ArcGIS Mobile 10, Mobile Project Centre empowers field crew managers and team members by allowing them to rapidly create, deploy and manage workflow-driven mobile projects with an easy to use application.

For the mobile GIS professional, improvements in ArcPad 10 deliver better performance, streamlined data capture and, simpler project creation and reusability.

I will be looking at all of this in depth at Directions so if you are just getting started on your mobile journey or you have been a mobile user for a while, there will be something new for you in this session.

For more information, and registration for these free events, please click here

See you at Tech Directions.

Fiona D