Nick completed back to back undergraduate degrees at the University of Auckland before joining Interpret (now Abley) in mid-2017. With a background in History, Criminology, Computer Science, and GIS, Nick applies his skillset to a range of projects in the geospatial and transportation sectors.
What made you decide to become a GIS Consultant?
At University, GIS provided me with practical, real-world problems to which I could apply the more theoretical skills I was learning in Computer Science. As my familiarity with the field grew, I gained an appreciation for the ability spatial tools give you to draw useful insights from complex datasets.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
The opportunity to apply my skills to varied and interesting projects. GIS is a young field, and no two industries or organisations use it in quite the same way. There is room to work on cutting edge tools and solutions, and to approach the analysis of data in an entirely new way.
What is the most challenging thing about your job?
Staying up-to-date with tools and technologies. As a subset of the tech industry, GIS is in a constant state of evolution. It’s exciting, but success here requires constantly upskilling to provide the best solutions to clients.
What has been your career highlight so far?
Being hired at Interpret full-time after the completion of an internship.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Surfing, rock climbing, and being active. Auckland is a brilliant city to live in, and one of its biggest selling points is easy access to beaches, forests, and hills.