Fiona has recently joined Abley as a Principal Project Manager to lead the Community and Commerce Team who focus on the delivery of spatial data analysis and conversion, ArcGIS application configuration and GIS infrastructure management. Fiona is an experienced project manager having qualified and spent eight years in the Health IT industry spanning many successful health information projects. Using software to improve lives has been the main driver of Fiona’s career so far. We welcome Fiona to Abley! She will be based in our Auckland office.
The team at Abley are thrilled to win a Silver ACENZ INNOVATE project award for the Safer Journey’s Risk Assessment Tool (Mega Maps). Winners of the 2019 INNOVATE NZ Awards of Excellence were announced at a Gala Dinner held at the Christchurch Town Hall on Friday 9th August.
The current Government Policy Statement sets a clear direction in terms of creating a transport system that supports more walking and cycling. Data gaps and a lack of consistent monitoring and reporting for walking and cycling create challenges for tracking progress and informing decision-making.
Dale Harris and Steve Ford are presenting on Mega Maps at this year’s Esri User Conference. The Safer Journeys Risk Assessment Tool (“Mega Maps”) is an interactive geospatial web application that provides transport professionals with evidence for their speed management decisions.
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.