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Dale wins the 2015 Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Award for Technical Excellence

Dale Harris Award for Technical Excellence Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards

Posted by on 5 May 2016

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Recently at the Locate 16 Conference in Melbourne Australia, Interpret's Dale Harris won the 2015 Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Award for Technical Excellence for her work on 'Vehicle Speed and Curve Risk Modelling for Road Safety'. The judges' citation on Dale's work reads as follows:

'This project represents a significant improvement to identifying road safety issues and improving the management of the risk to public safety on the roads. The project was technically demanding and overcame some real challenges. The project delivered an interactive webmap “SignatureNET” that displayed the results of the curve assessment alongside other contextual data, including crash locations. Within the engineering and road safety sectors, this project is regarded as having the potential to revolutionise how road authorities target risk in the future. The project is particularly effective at identifying road safety risks on low volume rural roads where existing assessment techniques, such as hot spot analysis, are unreliable. The project is also recognised as a new spatial sciences benchmark in both research and across the road safety and engineering industries.'

Congratulations Dale on your outstanding win!

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NZ Spatial Awards 2015

NZ Spatial Awards 2015

Posted by on 26 November 2015

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The 19th of November was an extra special night for Interpret as we were fortunate enough to receive six awards at the NZ Spatial Excellence Awards held at Te Papa in Wellington. It’s a privilege to have the opportunity to embark on projects and problems for clients that test our geospatial capabilities, and an absolute thrill to be recognised by the GIS community for the results we are getting. We are so pleased to be able to share our success with our valued clients and continue to show that we have the skills and people to get challenging work completed to a consistently high standard.

We would like to thank the organisers and coordinators of the NZSEA event for such a great evening. For a full look at the award winners from the 2015 NZ Spatial Excellence Awards see here.

Here is a photo of Natalie Scott receiving the award for Young Professional of the Year. In addition Hamish Kingsbury received the award for Undergraduate of the Year, and Dale Harris collected the Supreme Winner award for her project ‘Vehicle Speed and Curve Risk Modelling for Road Safety’.

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Dale Harris Wins 'Best Paper by a New Researcher'

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Posted by on 21 October 2015

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With a theme of “Taking Action Together”, this year’s Australasian Road Safety Conference took place on the Gold Coast in October 2015.  This is the largest road safety conference in Australasia with over 650 delegates attending, and more than 160 papers presented. The multi-disciplinary event featured representatives from all facets of road and transport safety including research, policing, teaching, practice and policy. Abley’s Dale Harris won the ‘Best Young Researcher’ award for her work on 'road safety risk prediction methodology for low volume rural roads'. Traditional risk assessment techniques rely on crash history which make it difficult to predict risk in low traffic volume areas. This groundbreaking research uses geospatial data and innovative techniques to identify road curvature risk, independent of road crash history.  The results of this new research have been shared with road controlling authorities and support road safety improvements. Dale's latest award reinforces Abley's position as a leader in road safety innovation.  

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Esri User Conference Success!

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Posted by on 1 September 2015

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Three Interpret staff members presented their work at the recent Esri User Conference held in Auckland 24 to 26 August 2015. Helen presented ‘Smarter Water Allocation in Northland', Dale presented ‘Modelling vehicle speed, curvature and road risk with GIS' and Jana presented ‘Fulton Hogen Mobile App: Mobilising a Remote Workforce’.

The conference was a great success for Interpret with Kurt being re-elected NZ Esri User Group President for another year. In addition Jana won the ‘Excellence in GIS’ poster competition with a prize to the San Diego Esri User Conference 2016. Dale (pictured) won the StoryMap competition with her entry ‘Myths and Mysteries of NZ’ and Natalie came second with ‘Ark Catalog’.

The winner from the Interpret GeoCred Map Quiz was Keith Miller who won a drone. Second place went to Anthea Fiolitakis who is interning at Interpret doing some work for GIS in conservation. Interpret business partner, 3-GIS (from the USA), also attended the Interpret booth during the conference.  It was a pleasure having Tommy and his wife Brenda in attendance to talk about 3-GIS and how it can benefit our clients. 

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Hamish Kingsbury wins 2015 NZ Esri Young Scholar Award

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Posted by on 22 April 2015

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It is with great pleasure that we congratulate Hamish Kingsbury on winning the 2015 NZ Esri Young Scholar Award. Hamish's efforts as an intern at Interpret over the last four months has given him the opportunity to showcase his learnings in a submission for this award.  As the winner of this award, Hamish will attend the 2015 Esri Education GIS Conference and the 2015 Esri International User Conference in San Diego, in July.

Hamish’s submission outlined the project he has been working on entitled Examining the Feasibility of using Road Safety Data as a Factor in Routing. His project utilised the ArcGIS platform to create a dedicated web application to determine if routing using safety is a viable option. The judges commented on how impressed they were with the innovation of this project, stating it could have huge benefits in terms of improving communication and decision making.  They were also impressed with the comprehensive use of numerous applications within the ArcGIS Platform and the development of a website which brought the whole project to life.

Hamish presented his findings in a poster format and this can be viewed here.

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