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
Directions LIVE 2016 kicked off in Melbourne on Tuesday 17 May and has just finished up in Canberra. It was a great tour, and it was terrific hearing how so many of you are making use of the technology for your various projects.
I had free rein to talk about five things that I think are powerful features of a portal (a portal being either ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS). I have recorded these sessions into the five separate videos below.
One thing I have learnt over the many years I have been in and around the GIS industry is that technology is rarely the barrier to success. To be truly successful you have to plan for it.
But that also raises another question – what does success look like? Every organisation is different, so you need to tune in to yours and listen to what is being said.
We have heard there is an increasing trend towards ‘self-service’ – whether that relates to how you build your hamburger, or enabling other ‘less technical’ staff to create their own maps.
So this is where we need a plan – a plan that helps your organisation unlock the potential you have discovered in your GIS.
It’s always great to hear about new products emerging that allow users to be more productive and get results much faster than doing things in a traditional way.