Christchurch is using mobile LiDAR to map the current state of the city and will compare it to imagery from before this year's earthquakes as it begins the rebuilding process.
From an article that focuses on domestic development of GIS technology over imports, comes this statistic:
In domestic market, the total market share of ArcGIS, MapGIS and SupGIS is less than 5 percent.
I'm not clear on what constitutes the other 95% of the market.
How do protect animals by keeping their habitat intact in Cambodia? Use GIS. Suwanna Gauntlett explains.
But mostly, how we stop economic land concessions that are legal is personal interaction, between me and government officials. For all the economic land concessions that have valid permits or are going to have valid permits, I personally interact with the government. I act a little bit like a lawyer. I go on the ground to document GIS [Geographic Information System] points, do GIS mapping, take aerial photographs, and then build the case as to why that economic land concession should not be implemented in that specific location. I then correspond directly with the ministerial level, the Council of Ministers, and sometimes the Prime Minister himself, and follow up with meetings and [additional] correspondence. Sometimes, if it is really necessary, I call upon an inter-ministerial steering committee, that was formed upon our request—I bring them to the site, I brief them and they then go back to central government and represent the case.
Esri Ireland has 27 job openings expected to be filled in the next 18 months. The Irish Times profiled the company.