The Challenge

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the east coast of the South Island on the 14th of November 2016, caused widespread damage to the road and rail networks throughout the Hurunui, Marlborough and Kaikoura districts. To restore the earthquake damaged infrastructure and reconnect communities, the North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery (NCTIR) alliance was set up by the Government late December 2016.

The Solution

Abley seconded several team members to NCTIR, to work alongside GIS staff from other organisations. Together they are providing support for contractors, engineers, designers and the wider NCTIR team to rebuild and reopen the Kaikoura coast to both rail and road traffic. Utilising technologies such as FME (Desktop and Server) the team is able to provide solutions to complex analysis problems, work flow automations and data structuring and migration. FME is a key part of the NCTIR GIS team and is backed and managed by two of our FME Certified Professionals.

The Outcome

Our team has developed and implemented several systems within NCTIR. The GIS Web Viewer is a central source of spatial information and contains a range of self-service tools allowing users to do their own analysis. The NCTIR GIS team also produces large scale print maps to be displayed in offices, on site and in public places for the local community.

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