Road Safety Week seminar: "Creating Safe Urban Environments"

Posted on: November 12, 2020 at 9:25 AM    

In recognition of Road Safety Week 2020, Abley partnered with the Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS) to run a breakfast seminar on "Creating Safe Urban Environments".

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Tactile Indicator Design and Installation Webinar

Posted on: November 10, 2020 at 1:24 PM    

On 27 October, Ann-Marie Head and Tracy Fleming presented a webinar on behalf of Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency about how to design and install tactile indicators correctly.

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Is Auckland a '15-minute city'?

Posted on: November 6, 2020 at 2:04 PM    

Can Aucklanders meet their key needs within a 15-minute walk from home?

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Mapping liquefaction vulnerability for Christchurch City

Posted on: November 5, 2020 at 3:26 PM    

Following the Christchurch earthquakes of 2010-2011 Tonkin + Taylor performed a large amount of geotechnical analysis for Christchurch City Council (CCC) and Environment Canterbury (ECan) to better understand possible liquefaction-induced damage under future earthquake events. Liquefaction is a natural process where earthquake shaking increases the water pressure in the ground causing some soils to behave like a fluid, resulting in temporary loss of soil strength. As shown by the Canterbury earthquakes it can cause significant damage to land, buildings, and infrastructure, through sediment being ejected to the ground surface, and subsequent ground settlement, ground cracking and lateral spreading. The geotechnical modelling included predictive assessments of liquefaction damage under various scenarios of earthquake intensity and groundwater level.

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The realities of "big data" in computer vision

Posted on: October 23, 2020 at 10:23 AM    

When working with big data it’s important to understand what makes data ‘big’, the limitations of working with it, and what can be done to combat these limitations. For the uninitiated, ‘big data’ doesn’t only refer to how much storage data may occupy, but it refers to a whole host of qualities.

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Abley Rowing Team 2020

Posted on: October 21, 2020 at 12:34 PM    

On a mid-August afternoon, the request for an expression of interest (EOI) for Abley’s Corporate Rowing Team arrived. As many around the world these days, I was working flexibly, which happened to be in my living room just north of Christchurch. Initially, it was a “pass”, but from behind me came “click on it!” without me even aware that my partner was eavesdropping.

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Event Mapper – helping spectators get closer to the action

Posted on: October 16, 2020 at 1:30 PM    

Geographically dispersed events, such as running, cycling or multisport races, and motorsport events like rally or targa present a unique challenge for spectators!

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Data labelling for a computer vision model

Posted on: October 9, 2020 at 9:22 AM    

In my role as Data Science Researcher at Abley, working closely with my team we have identified that a computer vision solution could be used to detect traffic signs, which will add value and save time for the road safety work that we do here (see previous blog). The next step is to address the time-consuming process of data labelling. This blog will explain more about what data labelling is, why it’s an important step in preparing data, and the challenges involved for this project.

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Getting Esri certified

Posted on: October 1, 2020 at 3:11 PM    

As the spatial industry continues to grow and diversify, it is becoming increasingly valuable to have your hard-earned GIS skills and experience formally acknowledged with an industry-recognised qualification. For many years Esri has offered numerous certifications to help GIS professionals validate their knowledge and technical skills.

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Tactical Urbanism Tip #6: Roadway Art

Posted on: September 30, 2020 at 11:39 AM    

The Land Transport Rule "Traffic Control Devices (2004)" has recently been updated to allow street art within the roadway, termed “roadway art”.

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