School gate chaos - what measures can we take?

Posted on: 27 July 2018    

Did you enjoy your commute last week? Did you find your normal 30 minute stop start drive was reduced to less than 20 minutes, with a straight run to the office? It's well known that the volume of traffic is noticably reduced during the school holidays. But it’s not just a congestion issue drivers face during the school term.  This extra traffic also increases the risk of accidents around schools and exacerbates air quality problems, which in turn affects the health of the whole community.

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Esri User Conference - San Diego (9-13 July 2018)

Posted on: 16 July 2018    

There are many ways in which you could write a blog post about the Esri User Conference. You could list impressive stats, such as the 17,901 attendees from 142 countries who submitted more than 1,700 maps to the Map Gallery. 

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This year’s ‘Black and Bling’ midwinter do was an excellent fling

Posted on: 6 July 2018    

The Christchurch office’s mid-winter do was held this year in the stunning surrounds of Mona Vale. The ‘black and bling’ theme produced an array of shiny, glittery party goers, the gents in dapper suits with slicked back hair and the ladies sparkling their LBD’s and heels. After a very tasty three course meal and delicious wines, the music started with the excellent live band ‘Soul Shine‘. Within five minutes, tentative toe tapping morphed into a leg stamping, hip gyrating, heaving, rock n roll jive of a dancing event which went on for hours. At midnight sweaty and exhilarated we tumbled out ready to move on to the next venue. The next day my aching hips and feet let me know I’m not 20 anymore but nevermind, it was a great night! Until next time Christchurch office – you sure know how to throw a good party. Written by Vanessa Sears, Business Coordinator.

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Five abstracts accepted for the 2018 Australasian Road Safety Conference

Posted on: 6 July 2018    

We are delighted to announce that five abstracts submitted by Abley staff have been accepted for presentation at the Australasian Road Safety Conference to be held 3 - 5 October in Sydney this year.

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Abley Street Smart Newsletter (Winter18)

Posted on: 4 July 2018    

Check out what our team have been up to in our latest newsletter.

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Four abstracts accepted for the NZ Esri User Conference 2018

Posted on: 28 June 2018    

Well done to our team members who will be presenting at the New Zealand Esri User Conference (NZEUC) to be held in Auckland from 20-22 August 2018.  

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Women in Spatial Breakfast Event

Posted on: 27 June 2018    

Ella Mroczek (Spatial Adviser at our Auckland office) recently had the pleasure of organising a Women in Spatial (NZ) breakfast event. The event was focused on professional development and leadership with talks by Natalie Scott and Renata Porter. Natalie is a Principal Spatial Adviser at Abley and Renata is Director of Business and Information Systems at Auckland UniServices.

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Ruby Kim returns to Abley

Posted on: 26 June 2018    

Ruby started her career at Abley in November 2013 after completing her Bachelor of Engineering at Auckland University. She spent a year in the Christchurch office before joining Courtney and Colin at our Auckland office at its launch in September 2014.  After working there for a year, Ruby went to the Technical University of Munich for two years to do a Master of Science in Transportation Systems. While she was there, she worked as a Research Assistant assisting the development and application of an Integrated Land-Use and Transport Model for the Munich Metropolitan Area. Ruby returns as a Transportation Engineer based at our Auckland office and is specifically experienced in development planning, local and regional planning, as well as transport and land use modelling.

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“Dashboard Confessional”

Posted on: 13 June 2018    

The power of interactive webmaps is now well established. We provide clients with effective answers from complex data, presented in a visually appealing way. Our specifically designed custom widgets allow for the data to be explored, queried, and analysed. But what if clients want to dig a little deeper?

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Infinity Wars Crossover

Posted on: 1 June 2018    

For a long while the Esri and Autodesk camps have circled each other, perhaps not sure if they are friends or enemies, but now in perhaps the greatest crossover since the Avengers Infinity Wars, Autodesk and Esri have put aside their rivalries to combat the common enemy Thanos, sorry I mean Open Source.

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