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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Redefining the possible: Africa’s largest Uranium mine surveying with WingtraOne drone

Extra tight deadlines, harsh weather conditions and the biggest Uranium mine in Africa in sight – these were the project conditions that met Strydom & Associates in the Namib Desert. Luckily, with the help of a UAV, surveyors were able to successfully perform a mine surveying task and conduct the needed volumetric measurement over a 15 sq. km. open pit mine in a single day. For a country that barely occupies 0.16% of Earth’s surface, Namibia produces a significant share of world’s Uranium […]

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Mapping the National – Building Smart Government with GIS

Across the globe, governments use GIS to move communities toward healthier, more resilient, and safer outcomes. From actions as simple as optimizing routes for field workers, to visualizing policy impacts and developing intelligent transportation systems, GIS supports governments at all levels—local, state, and national. Mapping, charting, surveying, land administration, and statistical organizations supply the foundational GIS data such as census counts and imagery that is critical to national, state, and local governments. Today, government organizations increasingly use Web GIS portals […]

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Big data and mapping – a potent combination

Businesses and organisations are learning the power of bringing together data and geographical context For many organisations and businesses, big data is an integral part of their information strategy, to help drive operational efficiencies and competitive advantage. In increasingly competitive markets and with heightened efficiency and cost-cutting demands on the public sector, it is vital that organisations give users the right tools to support big data in context of the 5Vs: volume, velocity, variety, veracity and value. This presents a […]

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