ESUC 2017 abstracts

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Mapping a sustainable future with GIS
Chris Cappelli, Esri

More and more organisations across various industries are embracing GIS technology to support the development of more efficient, inclusive and effective societies. Christopher Cappelli, computational geographer and Corporate Director of Worldwide Sales and Business Development, will share the key GIS trends shaping the world we know today and their growing importance in helping ensure a sustainable future for generations to come. Chris will also share some of the key development initiatives Esri is working on to help users take full advantage of these trends.

Urban analytics: A smart approach to data driven decision-making
Dr. Amen Ra Mashariki, Esri

The cities that use data the best, will be the smartest cities. Join Dr Amen Ra Mashariki, Esri’s Urban Analytics Practice Lead and former Chief Analytics Officer of New York City, as he shares how cities can use urban analytics – along with location intelligence – to effectively build sustainable solutions that enhance the efficiency of citywide services.

Geospatial and analytics — some thoughts and outlook
Ng Siau Yong, Singapore Land Authority

The geospatial industry maintains a robust growth momentum, with analysts forecasting the global GIST (Geospatial Information Science and Technology) market will continue to grow between 7% and 10%. In Singapore, the SLA has been driving the effort to strengthen GIST capabilities — one key capability being the use of geospatial analysis for better decision making. With the increased availability of data and accessibility of software, the potential for this is high. 

The SLA has in fact collaborated on geo-analytic projects with numerous public agencies and organisations over the past few years. The development of the GeoAnalytics suite by SLA will provide a platform for user-friendly data-processing and the creation of unique visualisations and insightful spatial analyses which would facilitate wider use of geospatial analytics among public agencies.

Enabling smarter planning with digital planning
Zhongwen Huang, Urban Redevelopment Authority

Planning our future city involves harnessing data and technology to make Singapore more liveable. This requires planners to have a holistic understanding of the city as a system, and be able to tap into digital technologies for efficient and comprehensive planning. This presentation will showcase URA’s efforts in leveraging geospatial and Big Data analytics as well as modelling, to enable more data-informed planning in the digital age.

Optimising resources and enhancing productivity through Sembcorp GEO
Tan Kian Hwee, Sembcorp

For a leading energy, water, marine and urban development group with operations across five continents, real-time situational awareness is key. Sembcorp’s Geo System allows it to manage and maintain its assets — more than 200 pipelines across more than 25 kilometres on Jurong Island alone — and to better track its capital expenditure, land cost, rack space availability and utilisation, maintenance of pipeline information and day-to-day operations.

National Day Parade 2017: Realising situation awareness through geospatial technology
Jonathan Lee and Benny Yang, Esri Singapore

As part of its ongoing collaboration with MINDEF, Esri Singapore has sponsored a Large Event Management Solution for NDP 2017. Our solution has helped MINDEF leverage on the latest GIS technology to demonstrate the capability of Common Operating Picture with Situation Awareness to manage incidents, crowd flow and vehicle movements in real time.

Enterprise Science
Getting started with ArcGIS Enterprise
Hwang Zi Qin and Benny Yang, Esri Singapore

If ArcGIS Server was a small step for GIS professionals, then ArcGIS Enterprise is one giant leap for all. If you are keen to learn more about the next evolution of Esri’s ArcGIS for Server product line, then this session is not to be missed. Explore the new capabilities available in ArcGIS Enterprise with this step-by-step journey through a best-practice approach for base deployments.

Development of Campus Navigation System
Dr. Kong Wai Ming, Nanyang Polytechnic

Spreading over 305,000 square meters of land (about the size of 60 football fields), NYP houses 20 administration blocks, three blocks for recreational and student development purposes and three blocks for staff accommodation. For the 4,000 plus new students who are admitted to the various diploma programs in NYP each year, getting around such a big campus can be a challenging problem. This project aims to create a campus navigation system to help students find their way to lecture theatres, tutorial rooms and other facilities within the campus. In addition to finding the locations, the system will also be able to perform route generation to find the most suitable paths to the destinations. The route generated will not be limited to a single floor level but will utilise lifts, escalators and stairways to provide navigation solutions to all corners of the campus at any floor level. Staff and students can access this service through an intranet web application. This system will also help visitors, industry partners and participants of courses/seminars/conferences to move around the campus easily. The campus database created in this project can also be used in other campus GIS projects such as smart security patrol monitoring system, facility management, emergency response system and location optimised timetable planning.

Under-the-hood of Esri’s new capability
Felicia Lin and Lee Kum Cheong, Esri Singapore

Take a deep dive into the technology beneath the new distributed collaboration capability in ArcGIS 10.5.1. Discover how to connect your ArcGIS Enterprise portal to an ArcGIS Online organisation to automatically keep data, maps and apps in synch across these two different deployments of the ArcGIS platform. Learn about different ways in which this new capability can make collaboration with others inside and outside your organisation more effective, and how you can take advantage of distributed collaboration to streamline your mobility projects.

A connected city with ArcGIS Hub
Sharon Gin and Kim Yen Do Thi, Esri Singapore

A Smart Community is about creating a hub of innovation that connects people with information and tools to make better decisions and improve quality of life. With Open Data enabling government transparency and accountability, building a better and more informed society through map applications and analysis is made more holistic and accessible through ArcGIS Hub. This session will explore the features of ArcGIS Open Data and cover the steps to prepare your data for public access through an ArcGIS Hub site.

Analytic Science
Insights for ArcGIS: Turning data into information – and information into understanding
Yin Yue and How Wei Xian, Esri Singapore

Insights for ArcGIS is a new user experience for web-based analysis available with ArcGIS 10.5. It focuses on simpler ways to work with your spatial data and business data to answer questions and realise patterns in your data. Discover the simple workflows behind generating valuable insights from your business data.

Grand Scale Big Data GIS in real-time
Long Hui Yee and Plintolincon Jena, Esri Singapore

Our world is undergoing a massive digital transformation – we are automating and measuring everything in greater detail than ever before. The Internet of Things (IoT) is bringing unprecedented connectivity, generating a stream of data that can be collected and wired together to create even more powerful insights. Esri provides a platform that can consume, visualise and analyse Big Data. This session will cover advanced techniques for preparing, analysing, and visualising your Big Data.

Say goodbye to static all-source reporting
Chris Aw, MarkLogic

A revolution in multi-model databases is enabling application-independent object management and secure sharing while putting intelligence and operations in spatial, temporal, and semantic context. Using scenarios around counter terrorism, human geography, and policing situational awareness, Chris Aw will explore how this object-based approach improves access to time-sensitive, accurate intelligence, allowing agencies to quickly evolve and adjust to shifting threats, prevent crimes and save lives.

ArcGIS Pro: Next generation desktop
Ellaine Pama and Ying Bo Wang, Esri Singapore

Welcome to the 'Pro' generation. The next evolution of desktop where ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcGlobe, ArcScene and more are all in one full-featured application: ArcGIS Pro. In this session join Esri Singapore Consultants as they discuss how you can leverage your existing Web GIS in ArcGIS Pro, and store, visualise, analyse and share data with your organisation quickly and seamlessly. It's next generation desktop and it's here now!

Design Science
Geo meets design: The art of captivating your audience
Szu Nyiap Tang and Shawn Ng, Esri Singapore

Humans are visual creatures with an attention span shorter than a goldfish. With less than eight seconds to get your message across it is crucial to ensure your map is both clever and attention-grabbing. In this session, Esri Singapore Consultants Szu Nyiap Tang and Shawn Ng will showcase best-practise geo-design.

How HERE Technologies enables location intelligence
Abhijit Sengupta, HERE Technologies

Building an accurate location canvas is more than a Big Data problem. HERE Technologies has access to lots and lots of good data, some of it exclusive, but focusing only on data is not enough. HERE Technologies combines these sources with unparalleled expertise to rapidly identify real world changes and publish them in a near real-time fashion. Join Abhijit Sengupta as he shares how HERE Technologies works with a number of organisations to overcome their challenges with a focus on smart city concepts and how these challenges can be overcome by combining Esri ArcGIS with HERE Traffic Products within the government and commercial sectors.

Apps in action: Get up close with the BIG4 (includes ArcGIS Earth capability)
Katelya Rae Dela Cruz and Marcus Chui, Esri Singapore

From the field to the office and into the broader community, Esri’s latest range of super apps support the planning, coordination and delivery of operational effectiveness. In this session, Esri Singapore consultants Katelya Rae Dela Cruz and Marcus Chui will reveal the best integrated workflows to leverage the right Esri app – at the right time, every time.

Top tips for getting 3D ready
Xara Joy A. Villavicencio and Thibault Poncet, Esri Singapore

3D mapping has come a long way – there are new tools for visualisation and analysis. A common question – how do I get my organisation 3D ready? In this session, we will address the key principles for working in 3D; how these differ from 2D mapping; and when a 3D approach can be used effectively.

Afternoon Plenary
User success story: Singapore Advanced Maps
Aw Tong We, Singapore Land Authority

The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) has led a whole-of-government initiative to create and maintain an authoritative 3D map which involved capturing 3D data using imaging and laser scanning technologies.

The Singapore Advanced Map (SAM) integrates newly collected data with existing 2D and 3D data —including digital terrain models which show the ground profile of the land, LOD1 and LOD2 building models and bridges, building footprints and underground data maintained by SLA, among others.

This created a need for a platform that could handle the vast amounts of data generated with ease, and still allow various GIS functions. ArcGIS 2.0 has been the perfect tool for this. The platform will enable users from any sector to develop sophisticated tools and applications for test-bedding concepts and services, planning and decision-making, and research on technologies to solve emerging and complex challenges. Other applications include environmental modelling, real estate, security and safety, tourism, navigation, heritage preservation and gaming and simulations.

Introducing the Esri Singapore Innovation and Jumpstart Program
Sean Yang, Esri Singapore

Today’s entrepreneurs need more than just startup funds and an innovative product to thrive. By factoring in location, their business intelligence can be turned into more valuable actionable information. This presentation will showcase the Esri Singapore Innovation and Jumpstart Program which aims to help establish the next generation of young and innovative Esri partners by equipping organisations with location-based analytics capabilities. 

Enabling CleanTech with geospatial insights
Anthony Chong, Esri Singapore

This presentation will showcase how clean tech companies have embraced location-based analytics technology, integrating data from sensors such as SmartBins and Smart Compactus to provide decision-makers with the capability to maximise their mobile workforce and efficiently deploy vehicles and resources based on their capacity.

User success story: Virtual NUS
Raymond Huang, NUS

Virtual NUS is an university-level strategic initiative to create an accurate virtual 3D-model of the entire NUS campus for various applications towards a smart campus platform. By creating a realistic virtual 3D visualisation and analysing data collected from sources, including sensor networks, NUS is able to generate immediate geographic insights for better decision making.

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