Three GIS trends that governments must embrace

As part of the Esri team that supports state government for the adoption of geographic information system (GIS) technology, we get the opportunity to work with a variety of state government agencies who are leading the way in adopting the latest trends and advancements in the field of location intelligence. There are three major trends emerging today in implementing these technologies across a variety of agencies: mobility, community engagement and machine learning, which is a subset of artificial intelligence. These trends […]

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Introducing Utility Network for ArcGIS

We are moving toward a starkly different society – a sort of new wave that will be driven by limited resources. To thrive, we must recycle, eliminate waste, and be more efficient. Who will be affected by this new wave? Utility, pipeline, and telecommunications companies. They currently deal with lower emissions requirements, millions of new sensors, rooftop solar panels, aging and obsolete assets, limited funding, conservation, real-time pricing, smart meters, smart grids, lower revenue, big data, reduced skill sets, and […]

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Urbanising the ‘smart’ way

Cities have become nerve centres for economic growth and development, which has brought a large influx of rural-urban migration. City infrastructure, however, has not kept pace with the growing urban population, and this has resulted in inadequate availability of clean water, sanitation facilities, energy and efficient transport systems. A report from the McKinsey Global Institute estimates a need for a staggering $7 trillion investment in infrastructure, housing and commercial space by 2030 for Southeast Asian cities – a target that […]

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