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Recap of Adelaide Directions 2014

Directions 2014 landed at the Adelaide Hilton last Thursday. Roughly 150 users attended the event, making for a fantastic day of networking and understanding of Esri’s future directions.

The day started out with David Trengove, sporting a brand new set of reading glasses, introducing the event. He asked all first-timers at Directions to put up their hand and 20 per cent of the audience responded. It is always good to see new people attending these events. Dave then followed by introducing the Esri Australia staff, highlighting the new Adelaide staff and a special mention to Brett Bundock, Esri Australia’s Managing Director, who was attending Directions. He rounded out by highlighting some key projects that have been completed by the Adelaide office in the past year and his top 3 take aways from the event, before handing the stage over to Josh Venman who was to be MC for the day.

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Recap of Perth Directions 2014

The Directions 2014 roadshow made its third stop at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Perth. With close to 200 attendees, it was a great turnout and made for a fantastic day of networking and sharing new ideas.

Josh Venman started off the morning session by setting the scene with his ArcGIS Platform story. I’ve heard his presentation a few times on the tour now, and every time I hear it, I realise just how powerful the story is. There are several paths to using an enterprise GIS and, as an organisation, you have the flexibility to implement a setup for your requirements.perth directions 2014_01

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Ozri 2013: Increase Productivity Using ENVI Image Analytics in the ArcGIS Ecosystem

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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.

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Ozri 2013: The Ruggerdised Workforce

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During a time of disaster delivering vital information to assist in recovery operations is critical. This is where the role of the Rapid Damage Assessment (RDA) becomes so important. Rapid Damage Assessment is required to provide information on two fronts.

Firstly, for emergency relief management, the need for a quick assessment of damage can form the basis for medical relief and emergency shelter or provisions to be deployed to the disaster area quickly. Secondly, a detailed assessment of the damage will deliver vital information to assist in the long term recovery operations.

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Ozri 2013: Best Practices – Building Multi-platform Apps

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The answer is that there’s more than one answer! That’s the message John and I were delivering in this morning’s session on building multi-platform applications around ArcGIS technology.

During the session we emphasised the importance of having a clear purpose for your application and an understanding of your target audience and their expectations ahead of any decisions on technology. We also explored the challenge of balancing functionality vs. reach in your applications, and where different development approaches fit in to that continuum.

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Ozri 2013: Best Practices – Managing and Editing Your Data

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It’s 3.32 pm and you’re in the middle of finishing a map for a 4pm deadline. You’re editing your newly created features and suddenly you come to the realisation that you’ve clicked your mouse 8 times for one simple move. You pause, breathe deeply and wonder ‘there must be an easier way to do this’…

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Ozri 2013: Trends and Clusters

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In geography, the way we map our results (using colours, class breaks, symbology etc.) can change the message that our map communicates. Consumers also interpret maps subjectively; perceiving patterns in maps that may or may not exist. Inappropriate decisions can sometimes be made as a result. At Ozri 2013, Ebony and I presented several techniques to minimise subjectivity in the presentation of spatial information.

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Ozri 2013: Imagery Solutions for the Future

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Geospatial imagery – more than a backdrop. Traditionally imagery has been seen by GIS users as a background to provide context to the vector data.

However, as imagery is becoming more accessible and cheaper, GIS professional are realising the value imagery can bring into their GIS projects. The ArcGIS platform includes different levels of technology , from ArcGIS for Desktop and ArcGIS for Server, through to ArcGIS Online, they provide GIS professionals with a range of powerful geoprocessing and image analysis tools, complemented with state of the art  on-the-fly image processing technologies and powerful data dissemination tools.

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Ozri 2013: The Art of Cartography

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Boring maps begone! Keera Pullman and I joined forces to cover different and innovative techniques that can be used for 2D and 3D cartography. There are always new and interesting ways to convey information in a spatial context, and when used effectively, help mapmakers tell a more powerful story.

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Ozri 2013: Best Practices – Geodatabase Efficiencies

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First of all, we would like thank you very much your participation in the session “Best Practices – Geodatabase Efficiencies” and sharing with us your passion for the geodatabases.  We know that forty minutes isn’t enough time to cover all the topics that surrounds geodatabases, but at least, we hope that the session gave you new ideas to make your work more easy and productive.

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