Four abstracts submitted to the 2014 NZ Esri User Conference by Abley staff have been accepted. Dale Harris will present on mapping road network performance using emerging digital data sources. Helen Roulston will present on the value of accessibility modelling. Natalie Scott will present on Automatic Mappping: Python, Properties and Pipelines and Subodh Dhakal will present on the New Zealand Police Speed Camera Site Selection .The conference is being held in Auckland from 18 – 20 August.
Two abstracts submitted to the Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference 2014 by Abley staff have been accepted. Paul Durdin and Dale Harris have co-authored a paper on 'Developing a Risk Prediction Model for a Safe System Signature Project.' Paul has also had another paper accepted entitled 'Enhanced Identification of High-Risk Intersections.' The conference is being held in Melbourne from 12 - 14 November 2014.
The most recent worldwide Esri User Conference was held in San Diego where our Steve Abley was invited to present on law and enforcement and specifically the integration of GIS and speed cameras. This international work is furthering our reputation in the area of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and links nicely with the Ministry of Transport’s action plan for ITS ‘Transport in the digital age’ that was released in mind June.
Our Managing Director, Steve Abley, presented to University of Canterbury Professional Engineering Development undergraduate students today. The presentation was on the role of the consulting engineer within society and the role a graduates play when entering the work force with various organisations, with a specific focus on consulting engineering. The presentation was particularly 'lively' with one of the students, Jack, doing a great job pantomiming the role of a recent graduate.
Abley Transportation Consultants is very proud to announce the impending arrival of two engineering graduates for our Christchurch office. Both Bridget Southey-Jensen and Carl O’Neil will be 2015 graduates of the University of Canterbury. We are looking forward to their arrival to help us with a strong workload and an expanding list of clients and projects throughout New Zealand and Australia.
Associate Local Government Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga today announced the appointment of our Steve Abley as a Development Contributions Commissioner. The appointment is for three years and Mr Lotu-Iiga said “I am pleased with the calibre of people who put their names forward for the register. I am confident that the appointed commissioners possess the relevant knowledge, skills and expertise to serve on the panel.” Congratulations Steve.
It was announced today that Abley had been selected as a finalist in the Cycle Fridley Awards being held in Nelson at the 2 WalkandCycle Conference. The award recognises the commitment of a business supporting cycling and specifically relates to our design work at McLeans Island Forest Park.