Staff Profile: Dale Harris

5 December 2014

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Dale Harris joined Abley Transportation Consultants (Interpret’s parent company) at the end of 2012 as a GIS Analyst / Transportation Planner.

Since joining Interpret, Dale has been involved in a wide range of GIS-related projects for local and central government clients. Her current area of focus is transport GIS applications, including the field of road safety and efficiency and intelligent transport systems. Dale was recently involved in an NZ Transport Agency research project identifying how emerging digital data can be used to assess the efficiency of the State Highway network. Other transport-related work Dale is involved in includes overseeing urban KiwiRAP road risk mapping projects, developing a GIS-based curvature and speed model for the NZ Transport Agency’s Eastern Bay of Plenty Signature Project, and supporting the New Zealand Police Speed Camera site selection process.

Before committing to a GIS career, Dale spent five years working as a policy planner at the Christchurch City Council. This background means she has a unique insight into GIS-related land use, streetscape and transport planning projects. She also has an understanding of the challenges faced by local and central government clients in accessing geospatial data and delivering GIS-based projects.

Dale is also passionate about sharing knowledge of geospatial techniques and practices, recently presenting to final year Lincoln University students and has experience in delivering GIS user training to non-technical audiences.

Outside of work Dale enjoys play-time with her husband and four-year-old daughter – so much so that she built her own playground mapping website, as detailed in this newsletter…