Strategically planning next generation wireless networks

Network operators are using a new approach to plan next generation networks, utilising powerful spatial analytics incorporating 3D visualisations of urban and rural environments. As a result operators are able to quickly understand the optimum configuration of infrastructure required for their networks, while also delivering significant operational efficiencies by reducing the number and length of physical site surveys and enabling dynamic response to environment changes…

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UK’s first Data Drills shine spotlight on information readiness

UK’s first Data Drills shine spotlight on information readiness

When unexpected incidents occur, it is vitally important to react quickly to protect lives, maintain public services and minimise business disruption. However, to rapidly make the right decisions, organisations need to know how to find, access and utilise relevant data quickly. Achieving this level of information readiness is a huge challenge, particularly when it is almost impossible to anticipate what information you might need to know.

In this blog, Esri UK’s Paul Clarke explains how leading organisations are now participating in Data Drills to help them explore what data they may need to respond to a potential future issue, where it is located and how to make best use of it quickly. Through these Data Drill workshops, public sector and commercial organisations are overcoming barriers to establish what is possible and transforming their ability to respond appropriately to pressing issues.

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Newly launched Geollect app protects shipping from piracy

Newly launched Geollect app protects shipping from piracy

One of Esri UK’s start-up partners, Geollect, has created an ArcGIS Online app that improves understanding of maritime risks and helps ship owners to reduce their operational costs.

In many parts of the world, commercial ships and yachts face significant risks ranging from armed attacks by pirates and thefts at sea, to an above average chance of crew injuries in certain ports. Geollect has developed an app that clearly indicates which risks are highest in which locations, giving ship owners the more precise information they need to plan safer journeys. 

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Scottish National Park Authority Conserves Spectacular Natural Landscape

Scottish National Park Authority Conserves Spectacular Natural Landscape

The Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority has transformed the way that staff and volunteers record data outdoors, using a suite of mobile GIS apps. The authority can now monitor its conservation activities more successfully and make faster interventions to enhance one of the most environmentally significant and scenic regions of Scotland.

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Fera Science Conveys Scientific Evidence to Decision Makers

Fera Science Conveys Scientific Evidence to Decision Makers

The agri-food research company Fera Science, renowned for original thinking that can be applied in the field, has developed a GIS-based web app to help its clients respond to the challenges of population growth, pollution and climate change. The app presents high resolution imagery from an Unmanned Aerial System, enabling decision makers to more easily identify ways to protect natural resources and food security.

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The power of Operational Awareness – keeping cities moving

The power of Operational Awareness – keeping cities moving

I’ve been blogging about this year’s Customer Success Award winners and in this post I’d like to turn to our customers who were successfully shortlisted in the Operational Awareness category.

The premise of Operational Awareness is pretty simple; how multiple stakeholders can make more timely decisions thanks to access from real-time, accurate and easy-to-understand views of operational data.   But, if you dig a little deeper, the power of GIS and spatial analytics combined with any structured or unstructured data can deliver incredibly impactful operational efficiencies for any organisation.   

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How Innovative Field Data Collection is Driving Enterprise-Wide Benefits

Remember when field-based workforces used paper-based methods to record data, before driving back to the office and entering it into their GIS? It reminds me of when I used to go to the local video store to rent a film. And that was back in the day. Thankfully, not only do I now have Netflix but field based workforces have the capability to get accurate and timely information in and out of the field. Increased accuracy of data collection ultimately improves the value of an enterprise GIS, while empowering a more productive workforce, streamlining workflows and reducing operating costs. 

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Transforming How We Think and Act

A record breaking 18,000 people attended the Esri User Conference 2017 in San Diego, USA, earlier this month and heard first-hand how GIS is transforming the way we think and act, across almost every industry sector and in countries right around the world.  The post conference website is now available, so you too can watch the inspiring presentations and learn how organisations are using GIS, in a multitude of ways, to address immensely complex challenges. 

In this blog, Lorna Nightingale, Head of Marketing for Esri UK, shares some of the highlights from the Esri User Conference 2017 and encourages UK customers to consider telling their own stories at next year’s event.

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Next week we’re sponsoring the INCA Full fibre and 5G seminar

Following the planned decoupling of BT and Openreach in October this year, there will be a significant opportunity for small operators and start-ups to capitalise on the Openreach network.
Esri UK is particularly proud therefore to be sponsoring the Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA) Full fibre and 5G seminar in London on 12th July. Alongside the main agenda,  INCA members will be able to explore how geospatial technology is emerging as a key enabler of strategic planning and effective management of fixed, mobile and small cells network operations.
 

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