30 June 2014



Principal Consultant/Team Leader – GISP-AP, BSc(Hons)

Kurt is a Principal Consultant and Team Leader at Interpret Geospatial Solutions. Kurt joined Abley Transportation Consultants (Interpret’s parent) at the beginning of 2010 as a specialist geospatial consultant with extensive central government, research and technical GIS experience.  He is very knowledgeable regarding spatial analysis techniques, the manipulation of large quantums of data and the latest spatial technologies both desktop and web based.

Kurt is very experienced with the ESRI ArcGIS platform including ArcGIS Desktop and Server including a number of extensions and web APIs. Prior to moving back to his hometown of Christchurch, Kurt worked in the United States at ESRI’s headquarters in Redlands, California. His primary role at ESRI was as a software tester, working on the latest pre-beta releases to enhance user workflows and screen the software for showstoppers before release. Kurt worked closely with numerous developer teams at Redlands and also important clients including Los Angeles County.

Kurt’s current role predominantly involves working with Interpret’s clients to ensure the team delivers the best possible solutions to their problems. Kurt is managing a talented team of geospatial experts working for clients in a number of industries including:

  • Utilities
  • Local, regional and national government
  • Mining
  • Transport
  • Demographics
  • Web mapping
  • IT/Server support

A key focus of Kurt’s is to ensure that Interpret does not reinvent the wheel for its clients. He strives to provide the most cost effective and robust solutions built upon the ArcGIS platform, whether it is an analysis project, web mapping, mobile solutions or automated map production. Kurt's in-depth knowledge of spatial analysis techniques allows the Interpret team to gain considerable understanding from what might appear to be difficult to utilise, discrete unrelated datasets and also gains insights from data which wold go unseen if not analysed with a GIS.

On a more personal note, Kurt is a recent father of little Theo and is enjoying the challenges of parenthood.

Interpret Contact: Kurt Janssen
tel: + 64 3 367 9008