A Disastrous Bushfire Season Highlights the Need for Reliable Information

Bushfires are synonymous with the history of Australia, pre and post European settlement. Clearly this bushfire season has been unprecedented in severity, duration and extent.

Queensland was first impacted by severe bushfires in August 2019. Prolonged drought and strong positive Indian Ocean Dipole-influenced weather conditions kicked the QLD season off earlier than usual.

The Power of Location in an Era of Digital Transformation

GIS Journey to Noojee

What happens when two GIS trainers leave the hustle and bustle of the city to train in regional Victoria?

A lot, apparently!

Our trainers Marcel and Rhiannan recently headed east to the picturesque town of Noojee to conduct a customised Introduction to ArcGIS course. Many fun times were had, and challenges, too, but the experience was positively memorable for both clients and trainers alike.

Take a look here.

Choosing & Using a Map – Part 2

Now that you know how to choose a map, let’s learn how to use it! Darren Edwards of Trail Hiking Australia knows a thing or two about maps, and is here to share his knowledge. With some basic knowledge and a good ol’ compass, you’ll be steering the way in no time.

Choosing & Using a Map – Part 1

If you’ve ever gone hiking and felt a bit ill-prepared, you’re not alone. Darren Edwards of Trail Hiking Australia has met plenty of hikers who can’t quite find their way. However, with a great map and some basic knowledge, you’ll be steering the way in no time.

Digital Earth in a Transformed Society

What is a Digital Earth? According to the International Journal of Digital Earth, the term refers to “…a virtual representation of the planet, encompassing all its systems and forms, both natural environment and human societies, manifested as a multi-dimensional, multi-scale, multi-temporal, and multi-layer information facility.
“I believe we need a ‘Digital Earth’. A multi-resolution, three-dimensional representation of the planet, into which we can embed vast quantities of geo-referenced data” —Al Gore, 1998 (speech)

Becoming a Pro at ArcGIS Pro

After years of working with the ArcGIS Suite, I thought I’d be all over the ‘new and improved’ Esri ArcGIS interface, ArcGIS Pro. However, to my surprise, Arc Pro took a fair bit longer than I expected to learn all the nuances and fully appreciate the benefits that the software really has to offer over ArcMap. Although it would be impossible to fit it all in this one blog, I’ve compiled a few ArcGIS Pro Tips and Tricks that I pulled directly out of the Transition to ArcGIS Pro training course I recently conducted at our office here at Spatial Vision.

Treat Your Team: A Reward System That Works

True agile teams are self-organizing in nature. This means that they decide how they are going to complete the work scoped for a given sprint. One thing that is usually not part of the self-organization is rewards and recognition. This is usually left with management or at a company level. We as a team decided to change this.

Mapping the Future of Farming

Agriculture worldwide faces daunting challenges, not only because of increasing population growth, changing food consumption patterns, natural resource scarcity and environmental degradation, but also as a result of the rapidly intensifying threat of climate change. Australia is likely to be one of the most exposed of the world’s developed countries to the adverse effects of climatic change, especially possible declines in agricultural production…

Getting Started with Power BI Part 2

In this two-part series, you’ll create your first BI dashboard using simple ABS data in Power BI. Gain quick insights using Business Intelligence (BI).