Thursday, May 19, 2016
Attending the Esri UK Annual Conference 2016
This year's biggest GIS conference in the UK had the tagline 'Lighting Up the Enterprise', which is something that can be clearly seen in Esri's new product development. The systems are more reliable than ever, you can focus more on the content rather than reliability.
I have seen GIS put to use in so many different industries and projects than I could have ever imagined. From using Esri products to plan the future transportation needs of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to using elevation satellite imagery (LIDAR), to be able to identify trees that could damage the National Grid's electricity network through their fall.
From the business side, Esri is investing heavily in creating the most user friendly GIS systems on the market through the successful introduction of the ArcGIS Pro. Moreover, the introduction of Story Maps has helped NHS Hospitals to understand data and present it in a user friendly format. The example of businesses using GIS to better their operations, minimising cost and risk is ever growing. Businesses are able to move from hard to analyse spreadsheet information, to something visual that their staff could use to their full advantage.
There has never been a better time to work with GIS. Watch this space for more case study examples from exhibitors at the conference.