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Unleashing Spatial Intelligence: How Generative AI is Democratizing GIS with Esri’s ArcGIS

Monday, March 11th, 2024

In an era where technological advancements redefine boundaries and expand horizons, Esri’s pioneering integration of Generative AI into ArcGIS represents a significant leap forward for the geographic information systems (GIS) industry. Unveiled at the Federal GIS Conference in Washington D.C. by Andrew Turner and Adam Pfister, this integration is not merely an enhancement of capabilities; it’s a reimagining of the relationship between spatial data and its users. This article delves into the transformative impact of Generative AI on GIS, illustrating how Esri’s innovative approach is setting new standards for data accessibility, workflow efficiency, and decision-making precision.

Bridging Complexities with AI Assistants

The core of Esri’s innovative leap lies in the development and deployment of AI assistants within ArcGIS. These assistants, powered by advanced machine learning, GeoAI, and large language models (LLMs), are designed to simplify and expedite the traditionally complex processes of spatial analysis. By automating tasks, these AI entities enable users to engage with GIS data and tools in more intuitive and effective ways. Whether it’s answering straightforward queries about city services or performing intricate data analyses, AI assistants ensure the delivery of accurate, up-to-date, and trustworthy insights.

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Missouri Department of Health Uses GIS to Track COVID-19 Viral Load in Wastewater

Thursday, March 17th, 2022

Methods of tracking Covid-19 are becoming more specific and exact as time goes on. With concerns of the spread of the COVID- 19 and its variants as well as the lack of comprehensive testing programs, many locations are turning to wastewater testing to effectively track the “viral load” of COVID-19 in their communities and help guide the battle against the spread of COVID-19. In the state of Missouri, officials are using GIS and mapping to track all the data around the spread of COVID-19 and guide policy and planning decisions.

In the state of Missouri, officials are using GIS and mapping to track all the data around the spread of COVID-19 and guide policy and planning decisions.

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GISCafe Voice Industry Predictions 2022 – Part 4

Friday, February 18th, 2022

Artificial intelligence, augmented reality, maximizing the value of Digital Twins, higher refresh rate on satellite data, and a new group of users: geospatial immigrants are among this week’s 2022 Industry Predictions. The industry needs to ensure two things for this category of users who don’t care if the data is geospatial or anything about it – firstly that users are getting the right data for their needs, and secondly that they are able to access it easily.

courtesy of Getmapping

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GISCafe Geospatial Technology Wrapup – 2021

Friday, December 10th, 2021

Much of 2021’s important news had to do with digital twin technology, responding to climate change and artificial intelligence, as well as Covid-19 response for businesses. Reducing the world’s carbon footprint is a major priority for most organizations and technologies are being lined up to address this priority.

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NVIDIA is Building a Digital Twin of the Earth

Friday, November 26th, 2021

CEO Jensen Huang presented the keynote at the recent GTC21 NVIDIA Conference, November 8-11, sharing with the audience the importance of accelerated computing and much more. The announcements were so prolific and many of interest to the GIS/geospatial industry, thus I will share those that would be of most interest to our audience. One of the most profound announcements came at the end of the talk, wherein Huang announced that they are building a digital twin of the earth.

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LocusView’s Digital Construction Management Brings As-Built Information In From the Field

Friday, November 12th, 2021

Danny Petrecca, VP of Business Development at Locusview conducted an interview with Sanjay Gangal, president of GISCafe, recently to discuss the topic of digital construction management that Locusview pioneered to address the challenges of telecoms and utilities worldwide. Primarily, the solution aims to get as-built construction information in from the field back to the systems of record on time.

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Cityworks OpX 1.0 Makes It Possible to Quickly Initiate Projects During Disasters and Emergency Management Events

Friday, July 30th, 2021

Recently Becky Tamashaky, Vice President of Product Vision at Cityworks, conducted a video interview with Sanjay Gangal from GISCafe.

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Esri User Conference 2021 Virtual

Thursday, July 15th, 2021

In the plenary session held on Monday at the Virtual Esri User Conference 2021, Esri President Jack Dangermond spoke of focusing on creating a more sustainable environment for our planet. Users of Esri software and services come from 130 countries and different fields.

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U.S Department of Commerce’s NTIA Interactive Digital Broadband Map Released

Friday, July 2nd, 2021

Laura McNulty, National Government Sciences Manager from Esri manages Esri the National Health, Government and Sciences Team, that supports NTIA, FDC, and many other science and health based federal agencies.

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Dodge Data Analytics Smart Market Report: Digital Capabilities of US Water Utilities with Gregg Herrin

Thursday, April 15th, 2021
Digital twins can play a role providing accurate, reliable data – fit-for-purpose and useful across the water infrastructure lifecycle. Gregg Herrin, vice president, water infrastructure at Bentley Systems discussed the  Dodge Data Analytics Water Report.in a briefing with GISCafe Voice.

 

“The report is about 30 pages long and does highlight the range of maturity that we see across water utilities,” said Herrin. “many are a lot farther along in their journey of going digital. We see a lot that emphasizes the different silos that exist within those utilities as well. Whether those are departmental silos of different parts of the organization, not interacting or not getting as much value as they could from each other, or data silos where the systems that are being used aren’t as connected as they could be, to provide the types of insight that could be shared.”

In the report, Herrin said throughout the report there is an emphasis on the fact that there are technical challenges, but then there also are people challenges. The challenges are primarily about getting departments to work together more closely. There are challenges even around, people aging out of their company. Aging infrastructure gets worse over time. Aging staff provide a whole different set of challenges, but also some opportunities. There is a need for utilities to be able to bring their technologies together in a way that’s more open and more flexible so that they can get the things that are more insightful across those different departmental silos.

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