BIM is not actually a new term, but it is a term which not all planners are familiar with, so it is worth covering as part of this series, especially as next we will look at the related term Digital Twin. BIM stands for Building Information Modelling. It is an information system to support the … Continue reading Tech Terms: BIM
A geofence is a virtual perimeter around a real world area. Geofence technology can be used to identify when someone or something enters or leaves the geofenced area. This then triggers some form of action. For example, Countdown supermarkets use geofence technology for their Click and Collect service. A geofence applies to the area within … Continue reading Tech Terms: Geofence
At the recent PIA Congress in Australia, a small group of delegates were surveyed to gauge how familiar urban planners are with technology related terms. I would like to replicate that survey in NZ at some point, but for now I was inspired to cover a few of these terms in the blog to raise awareness of … Continue reading Introducing PlanTech
The difference between planners and our colleagues in the design professions is never more evident than when it comes time to give a presentation. Architects and designers have presentations filled with inspiring images, whereas planners tend to ... shall we say ... over use the text. Adding some images to your presentations is not too … Continue reading Powerpoint Hacks – Easy Ways to Add Images
TechWeek2019 is coming up in May - a great way to learn more about future technology.
Call for Panel members. Opportunity to be involved in a panel discussion on generational differences between planners. Panel on 4 April at NZPI Conference 2019 in Napier.
Today I am presenting at the Environmental Compliance Conference in Auckland. My presentation introduces chatbot technology and looks at how this technology could assist our work as resource management practitioners. The details are here. Unfortunately I can't be there for the whole conference, but hope to see you this morning. If you have any follow … Continue reading Working Alongside the Bots
What is Software as a Service and what does it mean for your practice in resource management?
For May my posts are on specific technologies. NZ’s TechWeekNZ event starts 19 May, so I am also aiming to mention some Kiwi firms leading the way in the featured technology. Drones, are technically UAV's (unmanned aerial vehicle). The drone term comes from the early application in military work. Terms which include the vehicle plus the supporting … Continue reading Drones avoid and mitigate effects
For May my posts are on specific technologies. NZ’s TechWeekNZ event is on later in the month, so I am also aiming to mention some Kiwi firms leading the way in the featured technology. This week the tech news has featured an announcement on the next capability for Google's Assistant. It will soon be able to make … Continue reading How is a digital assistant different to a digital worker?