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…Read More
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.Read More
In recent discussions with transport agencies, one of the top questions I have been consistently asked is what can they do to better communicate their models outputs with stakeholders? My answer? Take their analyses and turn them into powerful, interactive Story Maps.Read More
Esri UK has delivered on-site training and eLearning resources to help 1200 employees transition confidently to ArcGIS from a legacy GIS and make optimal use of the new solution in their jobs.Read More
Forestry Commission Scotland is using ArcGIS mobile and online tools to accelerate building surveys and provide senior managers with instant insight into the cost and criticality of repairs.Read More
A Scottish local authority has created an interactive online Story Map to raise public awareness of air pollution, and encourage citizens to make lifestyle changes to help improve air quality.Read More
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.Read More
Guest blog from Dr Amen Ra Mashariki - Head of Urban Analytics, Esri:
Cities all around the world – from London to Dubai, Sydney to New York – are often challenged to answer the same types of questions. How do you provide citizens with equal opportunity; engage parents in the education system; and keep communities healthy?Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Within both public sector and commercial organisations across the UK, young professionals are combining their passion for GIS with astute problem-solving skills and creativity to invent game-changing GIS apps.Read More
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.