Case Study

Monitoring the impacts of Talisman Sabre

Posted by on Sep 22, 2021 in Blog, Case Study | 0 comments

Monitoring the impacts of Talisman Sabre

The Marines arrived in-country the night before.  Suffering a good dose of jet-lag, they joined their Australian counterparts for six hours of training in the new data capture system they were to use for the next month.  Many will be isolated with no assistance.  “Ease of use” and “reliable” just got serious. The Brief The brief was straight forward.  Enable military personnel to record environmental impacts during Exercise Talisman Sabre.  Involving 22,000 troops, 18 sea vessels, 25 aircraft and 1,500 road vehicles, the exercise is managed...

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Syncing large datasets over low bandwidth links

Posted by on Oct 25, 2011 in Blog, Case Study | 0 comments

Syncing large datasets over low bandwidth links

They needed to synchronise their ESRI GeoDatabase out to near on a hundred clients, over an unreliable cellular or 3G  network.  We’re talking thousands of features, containing up to several hundred thousand vertices each.  That’s when my phone rang. “Lance” they cried, “we’ve already tried the provided ESRI syncing frameworks, and people are shouting at us because we can’t get it to work.  What can we do, and how soon can you get here?”  A couple of days later saw me on the red-eye to the north island to find out what we were dealing...

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Aiding the banana industry through the Cyclone Larry recovery

Posted by on May 21, 2010 in Blog, Case Study | 0 comments

Aiding the banana industry through the Cyclone Larry recovery

Just because the Bananas are always in Pyjamas, doesn’t equate to an industry which leaves the economics of scarcity to chance. It’s probably fair to say most of us understand the economic principle of supply and demand.  It’s an issue faced by most primary producers, where supply fluctuates between feast and famine, mirrored in returns to growers.  The Australian Banana Growers Council decided to take the bull by the horns and try and address this problem at a whole of industry scale.  The premise was simple.  What if every grower had a way of seeing the...

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