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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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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