Multiple abstracts accepted for 2017 NZ Esri User Conference

11 July 2017

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Here is a summary of the abstracts our team will be presenting at the NZ Esri User Conference (14-16 August, SkyCity Auckland): 

Safer Communities: Improving Auckland’s Walkability - Natalie Scott
In partnership with Interpret, Auckland Transport (AT) engineers are seeking to improve the walkability of key communities across the city. This paper summarises analysis that examines time and risk catchment calculations and how they determine where a person could reasonably and safely walk to a destination within their community.

Crowdsourcing in Transport - Dale Harris
Crowdsourcing involves using technology to source data or services from an undefined group of people. This paper explores outputs of a New Zealand Transport Agency research report that assesses the potential for crowdsourcing data for use by government in New Zealand, particularly focusing on gathering data for real-time transport applications.

Retrolens - Hamish Kingsbury
The Retrolens (www.retrolens.nz) map viewer displays film aerial surveys dating from 1936 alongside historic aerial imagery. This paper explores ways that Interpret have contributed to the simple, dynamic, and easy to use viewer that successfully allows users to view and download processed historic imagery.

Travel Time Analysis – Chris Morris
Vector, the largest distributor of gas and electricity in New Zealand, was receiving anecdotal feedback suggesting that increased traffic on the roads meant it was taking longer for contractors to respond to call-outs. This paper explores how Vector and Interpret decided to investigate this issue using innovative analysis techniques and data products to truly understand if the feedback was valid.

SafetyNET - Subodh Dhakal
This paper explores SafetyNET, an innovative, online, interactive Road Safety tool that Abley Transportation Consultants have developed for the New Zealand Transport Agency. It is a nationwide State Highway application that supports the NZ Transport Agency and their consultants, as they collaborate to create great journeys to keep New Zealand moving.