GIS Directions Podcast
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.

ArcGIS on Kubernetes: Scalability at a service level

ArcGIS on Kubernetes: Scalability at a service level

May 14, 2021

Greek captains, K8s and containerisation

Kubernetes can be a difficult concept to grasp – it might get IT architects excited, but why should it matter to end-users of GIS?

Ta is back on-board to help you navigate this wonderful world of cloud-native computing and containerised applications.

With Wayne and Josh at the helm, learn why the launch of ArcGIS on Kubernetes promises enhanced scaling of services, streamlined installation and updates with minimal downtime, and increased visibility on how your ArcGIS Enterprise system is running.

A crash course in NASA’s SAR data

A crash course in NASA’s SAR data

April 21, 2021

Landscape detection with millimetre accuracy

NASA’s Jeremy Kirkendall is back with top tips for incorporating SAR data into your projects and analysis. Join Wayne and Rylea as they crack open NASA's ArcGIS toolbox and help you take the first step to measuring changes in landscape – whether urban, ocean or vegetation – with millimetre vertical accuracy. Plus, discover new ways of using SAR data to detect, track and mitigate the impact of natural disasters.

GIS Directions leadership series – where leaders come to learn

GIS Directions leadership series – where leaders come to learn

April 12, 2021

Wayne Lee-Archer goes toe-to-toe with one of Australia’s most respected journalists – Stan Grant – to test his GIS literacy. 

Wayne gets the lowdown on Stan’s new podcast series – “Directions with Stan Grant” – and discovers more about the extraordinary cast featured in this first-of-its kind program.

Speaking of his encounters with the who’s who of applied GIS, Grant shares the surprise learnings from discussions with a NASA pioneer, US presidential candidate, and United Nations advisor. He reveals more of the unexpected shift in his fireside chats, where he challenges his guests to weigh-in on topics way-out of their comfort zones; and in the process finds out what makes them tick.

Tune-in to hear more about Directions with Stan Grant.

Bonus episode: Mapping Evil with Mike King

Bonus episode: Mapping Evil with Mike King

March 1, 2021

Wayne gives his take on a new podcast that explores the geography of crime and how GIS technology can shed light on Australian cold cases. 

Pfizer Vs AstraZeneca: Vaccine distribution through a spatial lens

Pfizer Vs AstraZeneca: Vaccine distribution through a spatial lens

February 19, 2021

Inside the world's most complex logistical challenge

Wayne and Josh take on the topic of Australia's vaccine rollout with the help of Esri UK's healthcare specialist Jonny King. Jonny shares the top lessons learned from the UK and provides practical tips for how Australians can use GIS to tackle the challenge ahead – from pinpointing priority populations to building community support.

Fast-loading maps and high-performing apps: Sure-fire tips that meet the need for speed

Fast-loading maps and high-performing apps: Sure-fire tips that meet the need for speed

December 17, 2020

Attention spans are measured in milliseconds - so make sure your maps and apps meet the need for speed with Wayne, Josh and Rylea’s best practice tips. Learn how to serve up zippy map layers, troubleshoot common performance issues, and deliver optimised solutions across the ArcGIS platform.

Exploring NASA’s open data universe: Elevate your analysis with earth observations

Exploring NASA’s open data universe: Elevate your analysis with earth observations

December 7, 2020

Earth observations are a veritable treasure trove for ArcGIS users - so dig into the data gold mine with Wayne, Rylea and Senior GIS Administrator for NASA's Disaster Program, Jeremy Kirkendall. You'll learn how to tap into a free stream of near real-time, observational data on thermal hotspots, bushfires, cyclones, flooding, landslides and more. Jeremy also lifts the curtain on what it's like to work at NASA and shares insight into how GIS supports space activities - from rocket launches to astronaut food delivery.

Demystifying Machine Learning: Part Two

Demystifying Machine Learning: Part Two

November 19, 2020

In this episode, Esri’s Global Director of AI Omar Maher cracks open his playbook, giving Wayne and Josh some practical advice for introducing Machine Learning to established workflows. From kicking off with an agile approach, to saving time with pre-trained AI models – these are the need-to-know tips from a Machine Learning master.

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