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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

Darwin…thanks for having us, see you again soon

October Tech Directions kicked off in Darwin yesterday and after a full day presenting and then catching a 1.45 am flight back from Australia’s far north the guys were forced to chat with me so I could give you a rundown of the day.

Ok here it goes…

Darwin put on a good showing for our technical specialists with about 45 people turning up in the far north to the first of our tech directions series. From the day these were some of the common questions:

Tell me more about the iphone! Yes we are all (well about 95% of the population, and according to recent research from the Australian Communications and Media Authority which shows there are now more mobile phones than people in Australia. And the 2009 Australian Mobile Phone Lifestyle Index undertaken for AIMIA found that 77% of respondents used their mobile phones for a purpose apart from texting and/or voice.) in love with our phones, but they can serve a higher purpose and you want to know what it is.

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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

UC Tech News 2010

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. 

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