Shane Pienaar’s 10 Year Anniversary

Shane Pienaar’s 10 Year Anniversary Recently the GBS team celebrated Shane Pienaar’s 10 years with the company. What makes this milestone even more special is it is also 10 years since GBS started working with Ravensdown, which coincided with Shane joining the team. “We crowbarred Shane out of the ARC and interviewed him in a pub,” […]

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Top 20 Takeaways from the Esri Partner and Developer Summit Conference

Top 20 Takeaways from the Esri Partner and Developer Summit Conference ArcGIS 10.5 – a more significant release than anyone really realised Because Esri didn’t say so until now.  License changes, new product names (ArcGIS Enterprise), you need it to run Insights, its more cloud, big data, IoT ready.  Esri are urging users to upgrade […]

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New staff – Daryl Anderson

GBS welcomes Daryl Anderson who has recently joined us from Esri South Africa.  With 20 years development experience, including 8 years with Esri technology, Daryl is settling into our GIS Software Development team.  He’s a family man who is looking forward to trying out some sea kayaking in the City of Sails. Read more about Daryl and the GBS team>>

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New staff – Arun Sebastian

GBS welcomes back Arun Sebastian who has returned to our GIS Developer team, after he took a brief sabbatical with Auckland Transport.  Arun decided he missed us too much and wanted to come back.  We’re glad to have him because he does excellent work and fits in well with the GBS culture. Read more about […]

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Happy Holidays from GBS

Our office will be closed from Friday 23rd December, reopening Monday 9th January 2017. If you need help during this period, we’ve got you covered. Please log your support call through: and we will be in touch as per usual. If your support call is urgent, please contact your Account Manager – Tony Elson […]

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Genesis Energy – Upgrade to MapGen

Genesis Energy needed to upgrade their legacy Silverlight based map viewer – ‘GenEarth’ – to a modern HTML5 based map viewer.  In October GBS completed an Esri Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS (WAB) based map viewer called ‘MapGen’.  Like WAMS, MapGen is based on existing WAB widgets, GISCO widgets, some custom widgets for specific functionality and […]

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WAMS Upgrade

In June GBS completed an upgrade of the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s mapping system (WAMS) to enable them to retire their existing Flex based web mapping client.  WAMS was upgraded to make use of the latest Esri web mapping technology – Portal for ArcGIS and Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS (WAB).  WAMS was also moved […]

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2degrees Mobile pilot project

In November GBS completed a pilot project for 2degrees Mobile Limited.  Given the competitive nature of the industry they operate in, we are unable to provide too many project details. It is Business Intelligence, and makes use of the JavaScript API, ArcGIS Server and Portal. We look forward to the next phase of this work. “When […]

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Esri Users Conference 2016

GBS were again proud to have been the platinum sponsor for this year’s Conference held in Auckland during August 2016.  We worked closely with Eagle to ensure that the Conference was a success for us, and of course for the users generally.  So we thank Eagle and their staff for their efforts in making this […]

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GBS, Local Maps and GISCO

Eagle Technology has started promoting Local Maps in NZ – it is a supported map viewer based on Esri’s Web AppBuilder and aimed at organisations who want to quickly implement a JavaScript/HTML5 map viewer. For ELA (Enterprise License Agreement) customers it is free (including implementation).  GBS fully supports this initiative and is playing an active role […]

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