Buzzes and Fizzes - Esri User Conference 2014

A brilliant sunny day in London was a chance to recharge enthusiasm for GIS and learn about some startling new applications of the technology. On the wall of one of the reception rooms of the QEII conference centre is an immense wooden sculpture. Entitled ‘On the Island’, it is the work of Sir Edualdo Paolozzi, born in Scotland of Italian parents. Created in 1986, the work is a mass of geometrical shapes that, for our community, serve as an easy metaphor for what today’s 3D city GIS can achieve. Alas, the full benefit of this remarkable work to delegates at... (read more)
2017-04-26 05:55:26

Esri Announces Online Data Portal for Africa

Esri, the global leader in spatial analytics, has announced the launch of the Africa GeoPortal, a comprehensive cloud-based platform that provides rich content and solutions from Esri and its partners. The geoportal provides access to Esri's ArcGIS Online service as well as geographic data and imagery for Africa. The African Union, African Development Bank, other international agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGO), academia, businesses, and national government funds will be able to use the geoportal to address the most urgent development challenges - from economic development and climate adaptation to conservation and health care. “Access to this Africa GeoPortal powered by the... (read more)
2018-05-11 10:43:47

Esri Acquires ClearTerra Location Data Extraction Technology

Esri has announced it has acquired technology from ClearTerra, a creator of geospatial and activity-based intelligence tools. This acquisition will provide the ArcGIS platform users the ability to easily discover and extract geographic coordinates from unstructured textual data like emails, briefings and reports, instantly generating intelligent map-based information. This capability will make mapping this information easier across many industries. Defence, intelligence, and public safety organisations tend to have massive volumes of unstructured data, as do other fields such as petroleum, utilities, and maritime, where locating information on the earth is not as easy as searching for a street address. Esri’s acquisition... (read more)
2018-03-02 05:39:24

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

Esri Announces 2016 Storytelling with Map Contest

Esri is inviting people to submit their top Esri Story Map projects for a chance to win prizes and peer recognition at the Esri User Conference. Contest participants can submit up to three pre-existing or new story maps between until 23 May 2016. Story maps come in many forms and have a wide range of business and educational uses. They can help explain how a countywide penny tax is spent or provide an interactive lesson about forest ecology. "Story maps are more than communication tools—they're also powerful expressions of creativity," said Allen Carroll, leader of the Esri Story Map team. "We launched this contest... (read more)
2017-01-14 05:14:35

Esri and Smart Dubai Sign Enterprise Agreement

Smart Dubai, the government agency leading Dubai's smart city transformation, has signed an enterprise agreement (EA)with Esri  providing ArcGIS technology to 44 entities across the government. The EA will be used by Smart Dubai for its smart city platform, called Dubai Pulse, to integrate and map data for better decision-making. The shift toward smart technologies in recording and processing data is the foundation for success in the era of big data. Dubai Pulse will use Esri's geographic information system (GIS) technology—clubbed with data accumulated by the Dubai Data Establishment—to offer smart and secure services and tools including dashboards, mobile apps,... (read more)
2017-08-09 09:09:14

Alliander Receives Esri Netherlands Enterprise GIS Award

During the Esri GIS Conferentie in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Walter van Boven, IT manager of utility company Alliander has received the 2017 Enterprise GIS Award for its implementation of geospatial information systems throughout The Netherlands. The two-day event on 20 and 21 September 2017 was packed with information, presentations by a wide range of organisations, case studies and workshops on various subjects. On 21 September, general manager Jurgen ten Siethof made a recap of the first day using the report that was created as an artwork. He was followed on stage by Global Business Development manager Frits van der Schaaf... (read more)
2017-09-26 10:00:06

Esri Releases Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS

Esri, the global leader in spatial analytics, has released a brand-new web browser application, allowing users to create reporting dashboards that use charts, gauges, maps, and other visual elements to reflect the status and performance of people, services, assets, and events in real time. Using dynamic dashboards through Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS, organisations can view crucial activities and key performance indicators that are vital to meeting their objectives. With an easily accessible web app, executives can monitor their organisations’ activities to assess what is working well and what needs attention. “The Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications works very... (read more)
2018-02-12 10:30:47

Esri Announces ArcGIS Indoors Mapping System

Esri has announced ArcGIS Indoors, a complete indoor mapping system. Scheduled for release in Q4 of 2018, the system will offer a floor-aware location platform providing maps, data and location information for indoor spaces. It is targeted for use in facilities, retail and commercial locations, airports, hospitals, event venues and universities, to analyse, optimise, locate, navigate, collaborate and share indoor information. An example of a use case was Esri’s own International User Conference, where visitors can schedule a day worth of sessions and receive walking directions based on their current location inside the venue of the event. However, the system... (read more)
2018-09-19 10:12:32

Hurricane Florence Imagery Incorporated in Esri ArcGIS

As Hurricane Florence slowly moved inland, The Geospatial Intelligence Center (GIC) began flying planes over the Carolinas, taking ultra-high resolution images of the damage and flooding. The resulting imagery, incorporated into Esri's ArcGIS cloud-based mapping platform, can be viewed here. By typing in an address, the aerials of the property will appear with a slider that moves to show the before and after views. A dozen planes, each equipped with a $1.5 million UltraCam sensor from Vexcel, will be documenting the damage to provide insurers with vital information that will help them respond and pay claims faster to help victims get on... (read more)
2018-09-26 03:26:22
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