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Community Support

Community Support GBS are proud to support community and charitable organisations.  Since 2009 GBS has been supporting the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust cause.  This is a great organisation who do a lot of hard work in the greater Auckland region transporting the injured and ill.  We are proud to support this vital organisation. GBS also supports community sports […]

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Esri Partner Conference and Developer Summit 2014

In March, Tony, Harley and Shane travelled to Palm Springs CA, for the Esri Partner Conference and Developer Summit.  As usual, Esri put on an excellent event and it was great to get an update on what is going on in terms of the Esri strategy and technology .  Apart from a couple of major introductions (JavaScript […]

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New release – StatsMap online web mapping

StatsMap Statistics New Zealand has just released their online web mapping application StatsMap. GBS are proud to be associated with this project and the development of the Web and Web Mobile sites. You can view StatsMap here >>  

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Staff Spotlight: David Aalbers

David has been with us coming up to two years now.  He’s a quiet achiever who gets the job done – usually with the minimum of fuss.  David is also our resident Flex specialist, although I’m sure he would rather be not spending so much time in  Flex as he would in other environments.  Given […]

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Around the World in …..20 Days

Nga Whenua Rahui Well, not quite around the world.  In fact not even half.  But yes, we spent some time in the wilderness here in NZ – i.e. a communications wilderness otherwise known as Te Kaha on the East Cape.  Te Kaha is a beautiful spot and while being incommunicado had its challenges, we enjoyed […]

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Staff Spotlight – Lisa Read

Lisa is on her second tour of duty with GBS. Previously she was a GIS Developer; this time she’s our Operations Manager. Essentially, this means she runs the show by pushing our team to deliver the best solutions possible. Lisa is also our primary project manager. There are a lot of certified project managers in the […]

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Conference update

GBS has been to a number of conferences recently.  We have had a long association with the National Maori GIS group – known as Te Kahui Manu Hokai (TKMH), and we are proud to have supported this group and their conference over the years since its inception in Christchurch in 2009.  The Place 2013 conference […]

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GBS attains Esri Gold Partner Status

GBS are pleased to announce they have attained Gold status as a certified Esri Gold Partner. Harley Prowse, Co-Director of GBS says “We are thrilled to be awarded Gold Partner status. This is an endorsement that our work is of the highest standard. We see this as adding value to our clients, as we have […]

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Staff Spotlight – Shane Pienaar

Shane is the Technology Manager for GBS and has been involved with Esri technology for over 15 years, 6 of those with GBS. Over that time Shane has provided the technological back bone of GBS and has been the technical lead and/or trouble shooter in just about every project we have undertaken.  With respect to the core Esri technology, […]

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Ravensdown launches Smart Maps

It was great to see Smart Maps officially launched by Ravensdown at the National Field Days at Mystery Creek on the 11th of June (www.ravensdown.co.nz).  The implementation of the Smart Maps system allows farmers (Ravensdown shareholders only) to view an online aerial map of their farm and draw on paddocks, blocks and management zones and […]

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