Speaker Bio & Abstract

Adam Collins GIS Specialist
Royal HaskoningDHV

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.