‘Women in Urbanism’ Ginsburgian Dinner

Posted on: 2 November 2018    

On Thursday 1st November, Abley was proud to sponsor the Christchurch Chapter of Women in Urbanism Aotearoa ‘Gathering with a purpose - Ginsburgian Dinner’ at The Exchange (XCHC). This group is open to all women who are passionate about cities, sustainability, climate change and good design outcomes. 

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Dena and Reza start at Abley

Posted on: 18 October 2018    

Dena Emanual joins the Christchurch team as a Senior UX/UI Developer with over 13 years of design and software industry experience. Dena provides unique design skills to our developer team in user experience, interface design, digital and print design, CSS and HTML.  In her spare time Dena is kept busy with her young boys and even manages to find time to sew and garden! 

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Mental health in the workplace

Posted on: 10 October 2018    

Mental health is a key focus in many workplaces. Increasingly, we are acknowledging that mental health is a critical part of overall good health, and that employees have a role to play in supporting this.

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Our experience at the Australasian Road Safety Conference 2018

Posted on: 10 October 2018    

Four members of our Road Safety team including Haris Zia, Steve Ford, Bridget Southey-Jensen and Paul Durdin attended and presented five abstracts at this year’s Australasian Road Safety Conference held at the ICC in Sydney, 3-5 October 2018.

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Team Parkrite wins 'All Access' Hackathon

Posted on: 26 September 2018    

Well done to Subodh Dhakal and his team "ParkRite" who won the 'All Access' Hackathon.  Organised by the NZ Transport Agency, the digital innovation weekend was held in Auckland from 21-23 September 2018.

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Fun in the snow at Mt Hutt

Posted on: 20 September 2018    

Team Abley enjoyed a fantastic day up at Mt Hutt and weekend away in Methven from 14-16 September.

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Hamish Kingsbury announced a finalist for NZSEA "Young Professional of the Year"

Posted on: 5 September 2018    

Congratulations to Hamish Kingsbury who has been selected as a finalist for the NZ Spatial Excellence Awards in the "Young Professional of the Year" category. 

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Subodh's presentation on "Dynamic Catchment Generator" at NZEUC18

Posted on: 4 September 2018    

This year I had the opportunity to attend and present the work that I have been doing at North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure (NCTIR) at the New Zealand Esri User Conference 2018. Being the largest (around 600 professionals in attendance) GIS conference in New Zealand, I personally found the most valuable aspects of the conference were networking and hearing user stories on how GIS technologies are used to improve the way they conduct business.

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Stacy Rendall reflects on his first time at the NZ Esri User Conference

Posted on: 27 August 2018    

Last week I attended the New Zealand Esri User Conference (NZEUC) at SkyCity in Auckland. This is NZ’s largest gathering of geospatial professionals and the event was well attended by public and private sector clients and industry professionals. Our Abley team members attending the conference this year were Chris Morris, Hamish Kingsbury, Subodh Dhakal and myself, who collectively presented seven times during the conference and Special Interest Groups.

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Set and Forget – Automated Service Publishing

Posted on: 24 August 2018    

I always enjoy the opportunity to learn from others in my industry and to present my latest work, and this year at the New Zealand Esri User Conference (NZEUC) was no exception. I like getting technical, diving deep into problems, and evaluating and developing a solution. I found that the NZEUC was somewhat missing this technical aspect, and I thought that if I was disappointed by the lack of it, then others may be as well. And it seemed I wasn't alone...with the room at full capacity, I delved into the intricacies of moving data between disconnected environments, automating the deletion and creation of services and extending the capabilities of the out-of-the-box ArcPy tools.

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