Staff culture — how it has unlocked our success

by Richard Bentley, Executive Director “Maintaining an effective culture is so important that it, in fact, trumps even strategy.” – Howard Stevenson   At after work drinks recently we were enjoying the sunshine and the view of the Perth skyline over the Swan river, when a group of women entrepreneurs came and asked to share … Continued

NGIS volunteering day 2016 a success

NGIS has completed another successful annual volunteer day, this year at the Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary: 19 hectares of pristine bushland in the Avon Valley and Walyunga National Park region. The company flew members of the team from New South Wales and Victoria to Perth and took time out of the office to help preserve native … Continued

Introducing Google Maps Gold Support

  Google Maps Gold support is a higher level of support particularly useful for clients who need peace of mind. You have applications which rely on Google Maps and want to be able to contact Google support at any time, including the weekends. Let’s review the difference between Silver and Gold.   If you are on … Continued

Why NGIS have an annual volunteering day

Each year NGIS take our entire company out of the office to give back to the community in a volunteering day. In previous years we have donated staff time to Parkerville Children and Youth Care, which was a valuable exercise for a worthy cause. This year, on November 11, we are working with the Paruna … Continued

NGIS win four Spatial Excellence awards

On Friday night NGIS were awarded in four categories at the 2016 Western Australian Spatial Excellence Awards, which celebrates the use of spatial information in the industry. The awards came for projects that NGIS has worked on over the last year. NGIS Managing Director Paul Farrell said the awards were a reflection of the dedication the … Continued

How are ads and maps becoming more integrated? And how can you take advantage?

Google have new integrations of AdWords and Analytics into Google Maps. These changes will affect how businesses use Maps to reach consumers and in turn, how and where consumers choose to shop, eat and more. The new Google Maps ads are designed to help businesses be more visible at moments when consumers are searching online … Continued

Style your Google Maps to fit your brand and purpose

  In this video we highlight the new styling tools and features that Google Maps has to offer. Google Maps styling wizard enables simple and visual methods of creating and styling, to allow business’ to design their maps to be consistent with their brand. Customising and styling every aspect of your Google Maps is possible … Continued

Location technology gives public transport commuters a personalised experience

Location technology is revolutionising the public transport industry by giving commuters real-time, personalised journey information, direct to their smartphones. It’s a customer service innovation that gives forward thinking transport companies and local governments the opportunity to increase patronage, improve goodwill and reduce customer dissatisfaction. Commuters have long been at the mercy of public transport failures. … Continued

Building a Google Maps business app? 5 things to ask your developer

Huge business gains can be made by building Google Maps for Work API into your process or product, but to avoid issues down the road, including billing and compliance violations, there are a few questions you should ask your developers during the design and build phases. Maps can help you with team management, customer service, … Continued

In Pictures: Strong rainfall supports record crop yield in 2016

Strong rainfall this winter has led industry groups to predict a 16 percent increase in crop yields across Western Australia. The difference is visible on satellite imagery that measures the Normalised Digitised Vegetation Index, or NDVI, which is an indicator of biomass. According to the rural news service The Weekly Times, the Grain Industry Associ­ation … Continued