Viewing entries posted in March 2017

Alex Oulton Joins the Interpret Team

Alex Oulton

Posted by on 22 March 2017


We are delighted to announce Alex Oulton is joining the team on the 8 May as a  Principal FME Specialist. Alex has been working for Sellafield  Ltd – a UK based company that deals with nuclear fuel reprocessing and nuclear site decommissioning. Alex provided spatial insight into a range of complex nuclear decommissioning activities as well as upskilling a team of mapping staff into strong FME operators. Prior to that he worked for the European Environment Agency in Copenhagen for seven years where he built GIS tools for the EEA platform which uses web, server and desktop GIS and ETL technologies.

Alex is looking forward to coming to Christchurch with his young family where he can practice his skiing, mountain biking and golf skills. We welcome Alex to the team.

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International GIS Consultant David Pimblott appointed to Interpret's Board of Directors

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Posted by on 3 March 2017

Abley Transportation Consultants and their specialist GIS brand, Interpret Geospatial Solutions, are pleased to announce the appointment of David Pimblott to their Board of Directors.  David will join the four existing Board Members as a Non-Executive Director, and will provide strategic leadership and GIS expertise.

“We know that GIS benefits organisations of all sizes and across many different industries.  There is a growing interest in and awareness of the economic and strategic value of GIS, and as an Esri silver-tier partner, we are excited to continue to push the boundaries of geospatial possibilities, both here in New Zealand (NZ) and internationally.  We are thrilled to have David join our Board, and believe his vast GIS knowledge and business experience will be invaluable to the team”, says Brian Wood, Chairman.

With over 25 years’ experience as a strategic GIS Consultant, David has worked with clients throughout NZ and worldwide.  David provides consultant support to the GIS community, along with business advice and mentoring small to medium businesses, particularly those who are seeking to globalise their business.

David was the founder and Managing Director of NorthSouth GIS (NSG) NZ, (formerly Explorer Graphics Ltd), one of the longest established and most successful geospatial consultancies in NZ.  Under David’s direction, NSG became the leading provider of GIS implementation and development services based on Esri technology in NZ.  David’s vision led to the formation of the NSG Group and the establishment of affiliated companies in the United States, with whom he actively participated in strategic business decisions, and GIS implementation, as well as the development of international business partnerships.  In late 2014, David sold NSG NZ to a multinational consultancy.

“I look forward to continuing to serve and partner with the geospatial community in my new role,” remarks David.  “I am dedicated to this industry because I can see so much potential for organisations in our fast-changing world to gain insights through GIS.   Abley and Interpret have already experienced rapid growth and success, I believe there are plenty more opportunities ahead”.

Abley Transportation Consultants design, develop and implement transportation plans and infrastructure to allow people to connect better.  The Abley team work closely with their GIS specialist business, Interpret Geospatial Solutions, who provide innovative GIS analysis, spatial modelling, data creation, cartography, and web server technologies.  Together, Abley and Interpret have a combined team of 45 industry experts based in Auckland and Christchurch .


For more information, please contact:

Steve Abley

Phone 021 556 864 or email

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