Bluesky and Esri UK Partnership Supports 5G and Full Fibre Networks

Bluesky, an aerial mapping company, and Esri, a global leader in spatial analytics, have come together to offer a range of software, services and data to help telecoms companies roll out the next generation of mobile and broadband services. A package of ArcGIS software, Esri UK services and high-resolution aerial photography and data from Bluesky will help the industry design and plan 5G and fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP) networks more quickly and cost effectively. “Demand for wireless coverage and faster broadband connectivity is increasing exponentially in the UK and telecoms companies are investing billions of pounds in the installation of new wireless and... (read more)
2018-05-24 12:26:24

Digital Transformation in New Zealand

In January 2016, staff from New Zealand’s Department of Conservation (DOC) were supplied with tablets and smartphones equipped with Survey123 for ArcGIS, a form-centric mobile data collection application. The Hokitika township biodiversity monitoring field team used this mobile app as well as their current paper-based capture methods to evaluate the potential of digital data collection technologies in their workflows. This undertaking showed that not only can Survey123 improve efficiency and reduce field data capture operational costs, but it can also make captured data available easily and instantly for visualisation and analysis. Like many other government departments, the New Zealand DOC... (read more)
2017-06-02 02:53:00

Gold Sponsor 1Spatial Present at AGI GeoCom

1Spatial, the global spatial software firm which manages the world’s largest spatial data, is a Gold Sponsor at GeoCom, the annual flagship event organised by AGI to bring together the main GIS themes of 2015. The 1Spatial team will be exhibiting throughout the event and presenting on the theme of Big Data on day one at midday. In addition, they will be presenting under the Innovation stream on day two of the conference at 2pm. Jo Shannon, 1Spatial’s National Mapping and Land Administration Account Manager, will lead the big data presentation, exploring how automated GIS products and processes can help... (read more)
2017-01-13 03:01:32

Esri Introduces Image Platform Bundles for Analysis and More

Esri has introduced four image platform bundles that enable management and analytics of all forms of imagery in a fraction of the time most desktop or enterprise image processing technologies require. The platform bundles allow organizations to save time on detailed and precise image analytics, making these tasks more cost-efficient than ever. The new Image Analysis, Image Management, Image Analytics, and Ortho Mapping bundles transform remotely sensed data—such as satellite, aerial, and drone imagery—into actionable information that organizations can use to make important operational decisions. For instance, the Chesapeake Conservancy used Esri's imagery capabilities to rapidly perform analytics on high-resolution... (read more)
2017-03-22 03:08:41

Microsoft and Esri Launch Geospatial AI on Azure

Microsoft and Esri will be offering the GeoAI Data Science Virtual Machine (DSVM) as part of their Data Science Virtual Machine/Deep Learning Virtual Machine family of products on Azure. This is a result of a collaboration between the two companies and will bring AI, cloud technology and infrastructure, geospatial analytics and visualisation together to help create more powerful and intelligent applications. At the heart of the GeoAI Virtual Machine is ArcGIS Pro, Esri’s next-gen 64-bit desktop geographic information system (GIS) that provides professional 2D and 3D mapping in an intuitive user interface. ArcGIS Pro is installed in a DSVM image from Microsoft. The... (read more)
2018-03-14 11:52:28

Esri Releases Complete Utility GIS Platform

Esri, the global leader in GIS technology and spatial analytics, has announced it is releasing a Utility Network Management extension for ArcGIS. It delivers the new utility network, letting users create, manage and share complete data about networks from source to demand, such as residential meters for electricity, water, wastewater and gas as well as among district heating and telecommunications companies.  These network management capabilities enhance Esri's current utility platform for handling billions of data elements while providing access to the utility network on any device. For the first time, workers will be able to edit and trace the path... (read more)
2018-01-25 10:28:29

Oxfordshire County Council Looks to GIS to Transform Service Delivery

Oxfordshire County Council, committed to delivering top quality services and value for money on behalf of the country’s 600,000 plus residents, is investing in a new GIS (Geographic Information System) to help transform service delivery. The council is aiming to increase the number of digital tools it uses, based on location, to transform its service delivery while making savings in the cost of delivering those services. The Council believes that, by utilising the location element at the heart of its Customer Engagement Strategy, it can increase citizen engagement and transactional services through new apps and services built on a new... (read more)
2017-11-02 04:30:53

Reducing Barriers to Geospatial Information - Interview with Charles Kennelly

Charles has been Esri UK’s chief technology officer since 2008. He is committed to ‘reducing barriers’ to the use of geospatial information. Robin Waters met Charles at the bar after Esri UK’s annual conference in London in May where he contributed to opening and closing plenaries as well as to the opening of the track on ArcGIS as a platform. GIS Professional: This is the first Esri UK conference that I have attended and you seem to be able to attract many users despite the age of austerity? Charles Kennelly: We are delighted that there have been nearly 50% more... (read more)
2017-02-27 05:43:35

Esri's Open Strategy on 3D, OSM, and GIS - Interview with Satish Sankaran & Chris Andrews

In the following interview with GIS Professional, Satish Sankaran and Chris Andrews speak to Niall Conway about their work on Esri's 'Open Strategy' and about where the GIS industry is heading. GIS Professional: What is the Esri Open strategy? How does Esri embrace Open Source, Open Standards, and Open Data? Satish Sankaran: It is imperative for companies pursuing a platform strategy to support the many facets of open. To us the purpose of a platform boils down to three things - accommodating varied user workflows, providing multiple avenues to configure and customise solutions, and offering support for innovation. The platform needs... (read more)
2018-08-20 12:22:23

Orbit GT and Vexcel Imaging Showcase Oblique and Streetlevel 3D Data in ArcOnline

Orbit GT and Vexcel Imaging has showcased an integrated solution for Aerial Oblique and streetlevel Mobile Mapping data, operational within ArcOnline, at Esri User Conference. “We’ve been supporting Oblique Imagery and Mobile Mapping data for several years in ArcGIS Desktop, and now we’re fusing these complex datasets together in a single solution based on our SaaS platform, integrated in ArcOnline using a standard Widget. It is a great leap forward to disclose highly valuable content to many users, extremely valuable for decision making.” says Peter Bonne, CEO of Orbit GT. “We have been looking for an application that combines... (read more)
2017-07-14 02:54:04
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