Speaker Bio & Abstract
BiographyAdam Collins is a GIS specialist at Royal HaskoningDHV with 9 years of experience in academic
geography and research. Adams particular interests are in the application of quantitative methodologies
to issues surrounding socioeconomics, sustainability, and well-being alongside the development of
accessible platforms for sharing inherently spatial information.
AbstractAutomation in GISThere is a continuing growth in demand for geospatial analyses within Royal HaskoningDHV due
to the data-driven methods we are applying to sustainable mobility issues. With increasing
demand, it is inevitable that analyses increase in complexity with greater client engagement
with the information that we produce, therefore the development of reliable methods within
our GIS products is of greater importance. Additionally, we see an opportunity for the
development of tools that can be used by colleagues with less GIS experience in order to deliver
complex analyses to a larger audience. To achieve this, we are increasingly moving away from
project to product thinking. As such, we try to recognise repetitive work that can be
standardised and automated.
This presentation will discuss automation of tasks and processes within GIS through model builder and notebook. This approach allows for timesaving, a reduction in errors, greater ease of updating and transparency in our methods whilst also ensuring usability among non-GIS experts. For an industrial complex in Rotterdam, we have made an accessibility scan which we have already carried out for various companies.