Author Archives: Josh V

Spatial analysis for the rest of us

Since May of this year, when I demonstrated a very early version of the new Insights for ArcGIS product at the Directions LIVE events Esri Australia staged around the country, it has been the topic of many conversations I have had – both internally and with customers.

Everyone is keen to understand where Insights fits in to the ArcGIS platform, and where it sits in relation to other similar products in the broader market.

There’s a buzz about this that I haven’t witnessed for some time in Esri circles, and I’ve got to say – it’s infectious. For me personally, Insights, and the GeoAnalytics Server that is also in the pipeline for ArcGIS 10.5, stand to be highlights of my work over the next year or so.

I’d like to share my early thoughts on Insights, and I hope that leaves you curious enough to find out more. Continue reading

Maximising your return on time and 3D

With the growth of the so-called Internet of Things (IOT), and a data landscape that is getting broader every year with more and more organisations taking up new and varied types of spatial data like LiDAR, real-time streaming feeds, and unstructured Big Data, I hear the question “What do I do with all of this?” come up a lot. Continue reading

Ozri 2015 GIS Generations

Real-time GIS

Thanks to everyone who attended the real-time GIS session this afternoon. It was great to see the level of interest in the GeoEvent Extension and the options it opens up for organisations to connect the ArcGIS platform with what’s happening in the real world.

We started at the end by showing a complete real-time application built using Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS, which showed vehicles around a fire event in north-western Victoria earlier this year. As the vehicles moved around we picked up their location, course and speed in the GeoEvent Extension, and performed a range of filtering and processing operations on the fly to assist us in our decision-making around this replay of what was a real event back in January.

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