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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Esri and BT Labs collaboration provides fixed and mobile quality of experience (QoE) analysis

ESRI is working in collaboration with BT Research to investigate the quality of experience for both BT and EE customers. This research utilises ESRI’s ArcGIS geo-spatial platform, providing analysis and data visualisation to help understand data patterns and highlight pinch points on its network to help improve the customer experience. 

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The 2017 Customer Success Awards – congratulations to our five worthy winners!

On Tuesday 16th May I was the host of this year’s Customer Success Awards at Esri UK’s 2017 Annual Conference.  Having been involved with the judging since the outset, I felt exceptionally proud of the very credible submissions we received from the broadest spectrum of GIS users.

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Operational Intelligence in Water Utilities

Leading Water and other Utilities are constantly innovating to optimise their operations and improve customer service. The latest advances in technology are enabling these initiatives and leading to an emerging ‘Operation Intelligence’ approach, driven in particular by a technology called Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

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Why the telecoms industry must get a grip on the Internet of Things

Establishing a solid telecoms network that can cope with the capacity and coverage required to power the Internet of Things (IoT) is a serious challenge telecoms companies need to address within the next 12 months if they are to keep pace with the rapid evolution of digital technologies.

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Delivering Operational Intelligence

When I ran an operations division for a utility, one of my favourite employees was a guy named Stanley. Stanley started as a field worker, became a foreman, was promoted to supervisor, and advanced to regional crew manager. I remember how he worked, which largely explained his rapid ascent to management.

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How GIS is starting to underpin successful BIM strategies

While BIM (Building Information Modelling) has been around for a decade or more, legislation has recently been introduced in the UK which compels organisations wishing to tender for government construction contracts to use a BIM process to record, store and exchange digital packages in which spatial context is significant.

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Unique Digital breaks new ground in audience-targeted marketing

A creative digital marketing agency in London is using GIS to successfully focus its marketing activities on specific target audiences.  It employs Esri’s ArcGIS platform in the planning, auditing and evaluation phases of its campaigns to deliver the optimum return on marketing investment for its clients.

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Knight Frank steers UK retailers towards profitable expansion

The world’s leading independent real-estate consultancy is using Esri’s ArcGIS platform to help retailers find the most advantageous sites for new stores across the UK.  The firm gives its clients greater confidence in their business plans and enables them to expand their retail operations more quickly.

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