It has been an action-packed week at the Safe Software Partner Summit in Vancouver, learning about some of the ideas and features that are set to grace future FME (Feature Manipulation Engine) versions and capabilities that have recently been added. FME has its origins in spatial data, and it still holds onto that proudly, but it continues to advance its credentials as an Enterprise Data Integration platform that could and should fit into any business. FME has always catered for those that want to run a simple process, but advancements in its FME Server offering allow for complex and amazing data integration opportunities.
As spatial professionals, we put alot of effort into analysing data, visualising relationships and presenting outputs through beautiful maps. Web and mobile technologies have increased the exposure of geospatial technologies to more people in more locations. Amongst this rapid growth in physical access and exposure, we must always consider whether a wide range of users can actually make use of our maps: are they accessible?
Last week some members of our transportation team visited a high school that we provided advice for during the site selection, Notice of Requirement and rebuild processes. Abley has been involved in a number of school rebuild/design projects so this kind of exercise allows a review of how things work on the ground, once the project has been completed and is up and running.
Fieldays is a kiwi institution, as kiwi as the agriculture and primary industry that it supports. Billed as "the biggest agricultural trade show in the Southern Hemisphere", it hosts over 1,000 exhibitors and attracts 115,000 visitors with events across New Zealand. This year Abley staff attended Fieldays in Hamilton, to support our customer Ballance Agri Nutrients, and to keep an eye out for mapping opportunities and spatial and technology innovation in the agricultural sector.
Abley are proud to support the Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS), who would like to invite you to join CEO Claire Howe & colleagues to a FREE SEMINAR (and post-seminar discussion) about some exciting upcoming opportunities for Road Safety in New Zealand.
Courtney Groundwater and Stacy Rendall are looking forward to presenting at the Survey and Spatial Annual Conference 2019 being held in Auckland this week. Our presentation shares the work we have done for Auckland Transport (AT) to improve community safety, focusing particularly on the methodology we developed for prioritising schools to receive safety treatments.
Andrew Wilson, Matthew Noon and Dale Harris are presenting at T-Tech 2019. T-Tech, brought to us by Intelligent Transport Systems New Zealand, aims to inform on the future of transport and mobility with topics covering governance, major projects and initiatives which will shape the industry in years to come.