GIS Directions Podcast
Securing your spatial information

Securing your spatial information

December 7, 2021

Cybersecurity hacks for ArcGIS

Navigating today's cybersecurity landscape is a dizzying ordeal of ever-changing threats, risks and regulations. HTTP vs. HTTPS, Active directory vs. Enterprise vs. Single sign-on authentication and that’s all without considering data sovereignty...

In this episode Ta, Wayne and Josh untangle these hotly debated topics and share trusted resources for safeguarding security, privacy and compliance in ArcGIS.

The art of transforming maps into apps

The art of transforming maps into apps

November 17, 2021

Tailor end-user experience with interactive apps

Whether you're an expert developer or app building beginner, discover how you can create bespoke, branded apps for any project. 

In this special GIS Day episode, Wayne, Ta and Josh share their top tips and must-use tools for transforming traditional web maps into aesthetically-pleasing and intuitive apps.

Map hacks from the master

Map hacks from the master

November 9, 2021

Lightning-fast lessons for ArcGIS Pro

Cartography connoisseur John Nelson returns, this time to help Wayne and Ta navigate his comprehensive collection of 1-minute map hacks for ArcGIS Pro.

Learn how to put politics aside when plotting disputed areas, texturize topography without compromising colour and map the Earth on an orange peel.

Expand your GIS horizons

Expand your GIS horizons

October 13, 2021

Practical tips for keeping up with your training

Staying ahead of the curve with spatial skills, mastering AI and Machine Learning and leveraging the latest ArcGIS products demands a healthy appetite for learning.

In this episode, Ta, Simon and Josh share their insider’s guide to keeping pace with the latest trends in GIS – from following tech influencers for innovative hacks, to practical courses on product offerings.

Spatially-enabling Microsoft essentials

Spatially-enabling Microsoft essentials

September 27, 2021

Leverage location in your everyday workflows

In this episode, Simon, Ta and Josh reveal how even non-GIS users can unlock spatial superpowers in the Microsoft suite, bringing rows and columns to life with dynamic visualisations.

Think geo-tagged documents, location-enabled lists and interactive maps for immersive reporting.

Sharing top-shelf maps and apps

Sharing top-shelf maps and apps

September 9, 2021

A guide to publishing content with confidence

GIS guru Simon Jackson joins Ta and Josh to explore the art of sharing intuitive, targeted mapping products with the web GIS world.

Rather than hitting 'publish' and hoping for the best, follow Simon's three simple steps to improve data management, maintain security and accelerate delivery to end-users.

Machine Learning mastery made simple

Machine Learning mastery made simple

August 25, 2021

The top four must-have models

Wayne, Josh and Ta talk about Esri's growing collection of 'pre-trained' packages for deep learning - available now in ArcGIS. From building footprint detection to point cloud classification and everything in between, there is something for everyone.

The team share their must-have Machine Learning models along with simple tips for getting started, where to access useful resources, and the proven pathway to deep learning mastery.

Map Viewer reimagined

Map Viewer reimagined

August 11, 2021

Fresh capabilities for smarter web maps

A new version of Map Viewer has launched to the world… and while the old ‘classic’ is still available, the new kid on the block is loaded with clever capabilities that will take your web maps to the next level.

Wayne, Ta and Josh take you on a tour of their favourite features including flexibility in formatting, clearer clustering, accessibility for all audiences, adaptable styles to match your mood and customisable labels that integrate seamlessly into your maps.

Top tech trends for 2021

Top tech trends for 2021

July 28, 2021

The Esri UC roundup

From Site Scan and SDKs for Unreal Engine to ArcGIS Image and Instant Apps, in this episode, Wayne, Ta and Josh share their greatest hits from this year's Esri UC.

With a jam-packed playlist of fresh end-to-end integrations, analysis-ready additions to the Living Atlas, revolutionised imagery management tools and photo-realistic 3D data, you'll be set to start today with the latest geospatial tech.

Tapping into NASA’s astronaut imagery

Tapping into NASA’s astronaut imagery

July 21, 2021

Incorporate an extraterrestrial element in your maps and apps

Over 60 years, NASA astronauts have captured more than four million photographs of Earth from the International Space Station.

Join Wayne and Rylea as they explore applications of this unique, publicly available dataset with Laura Pheobus, an Earth Scientist and Geospatial Analyst contracted to NASA’s Johnson Space Center.

Plus, find out how astronaut photography helps track the health of our planet and provides a real-world, real-time view of disaster events.

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