GIS Directions Podcast
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.

ArcGIS Notebooks: Coding with Context

ArcGIS Notebooks: Coding with Context

July 1, 2021

Where spatial analysis meets data science

It’s long been believed that Python is solely the domain of developers. But as Wayne, Josh and Ta reveal, there’s a wealth of resources available for anyone to take their coding skills to the next level.

Whether you’re a humble GIS user or an old hand at hacking, with ArcGIS Notebooks, you can automate data collection, adjust on-the-fly and easily share between projects – no rebuilding of workflows required.

How to fix and enrich your data – FAST

How to fix and enrich your data – FAST

June 17, 2021

Unpacking the ArcGIS data engineering toolbox

The essential – albeit tedious – task of data cleaning is estimated to consume more than 80% of a GIS analyst’s day. Take the time back to focus on the analysis you love, with Wayne, Josh and Ta’s top tips for constructing, formatting and integrating raw GIS data – in record time. Plus, learn how to develop automated and repeatable workflows for taking your data to the next level with temporal and elevation attributes for 2D, 3D and 4D analysis.

ArcMap vs. ArcGIS Pro

ArcMap vs. ArcGIS Pro

June 3, 2021

The migration mythbusters you need to know

For diehard desktop users, the debate about when to migrate from ArcMap to ArcGIS Pro is heating up. In this episode, Wayne, Josh and Ta dive in and dispel common myths about making the move and give their top reasons why you may want to fast-track the transition.

The team come armed with a treasure trove of new resources that ensure when you decide to take the plunge – your migration journey will run smoothly.

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