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New Zealand Police Earns Prestigious Recognition at HxGN LIVE

Hexagon CEO Ola Rollen honored New Zealand Police for its visionary use of Intergraph technology in protecting and serving the citizens of New Zealand, recognizing them as part of the inaugural Hexagon Shaping Change Recognition Programme. New Zealand Police, which use Intergraph’s I/CAD to protect the entire country, deployed more than 10,000 devices featuring Intergraph’s Mobile Responder to 6,500 frontli ...

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Geospatial Information Aids in Managing Natural Disasters

Geospatial data is imperative to effective disaster management and preventative planning. New Zealand can attest to this truth after a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the second-largest city in the country – Christchurch. During both the initial emergency responses and the aftermath recovery, Christchurch officials depended heavily on geospatial data. The city was able to rapidly author, fuse, analyze, mana ...

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Deputy Commissioner: “We need to look at how organizations operate a little bit differently”

Managing a police force comes with many challenges and for New Zealand Police, Deputy Commissioner Viv Rickard wanted to keep his officers out of the office and in the community, interacting with citizens. In order to make that goal a reality, New Zealand Police implemented Mobile Responder,  extending Intergraph’s computer-aided dispatch into the field.   With Mobile Responder, New Zealand Police has ...

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Coping with Water Infrastructure Challenges

Separated by the Tasman Sea, neighbors Australia and New Zealand are both coping with similar challenges of how to build and manage efficient water infrastructures. Combined, Australia and New Zealand have more than 600 large dams, according to statistics from the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD). While Australia uses dams mainly for water supply, New Zealand uses its dams to produce most of i ...

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Staying In Touch with Mobile Responder

Mobile technology is changing dramatically and constantly revamping the way we communicate.  Years ago, the concept of having a mobile device that would act as both a telephone and an internet platform wasn’t even a thought, and now, most of us have at least one, if not two, mobile devices with us at all times. There are more and more devices available each and every day, and smart phones and tablets are qu ...

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Increase Visibility and Improve Safety with New Mobile Responder

Public safety and security vendors have offered mobile data as part of a computer-aided dispatch solution for some time. Until recently, though, these mobile data solutions required a vehicle-mounted ruggedized laptop. By delivering this functionality onto a hand-held smartphone or tablet, agencies can reduce their hardware and installation costs. Intergraph’s new mobile data solution, Mobile Responder, del ...

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How New Zealand Police Cut CAD Failover from 12 Hours to 30 Seconds

When New Zealand needed to manage all police, fire, and ambulance responses in real-time, it turned to Intergraph to provide an interoperable computer-aided dispatch system for the entire country. With a single, nationwide system – the only one of its kind in the world – reliability was a priority. Previously, when an IT problem developed, it took technicians up to 12 hours to get back-up systems up and run ...

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Christchurch City Council, New Zealand, Wins the “ALGIM GIS Project of the Year Award”

Christchurch City Council won the "ALGIM GIS Project of the Year Award" at the 2012 ALGIM (Association of Local Government Information Management) GIS Symposium, held 2-3 April in Wellington, New Zealand, at the James Cook Hotel, Grand Chancellor. Christchurch City Council was awarded based on its successful standing up of a Web Feature Service after the earthquakes in Christchurch to improve the flow of cr ...

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