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Geographic Business Solutions (GBS)

GBS is an authority in applying enterprise geospatial solutions to your business

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WHAT WE DO

Most business data is linked in some way to location, which is why so many of your challenges can be answered with cleverly-applied location based solutions. If there’s a ‘where’, we have a way.
GBS provides award-winning innovative location-based solutions that are built around your specific business or organisational objectives. Our solutions help you to meet compliance requirements, improve operational efficiency, solve problems, empower your people and grow. Think of us as the essential bridge between data and insight.

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WE’RE AN ESRI GOLD PARTNER

GBS achieved Esri Gold Partner status in 2013, which means we are recognised experts when it comes to delivering customised Esri geospatial solutions. To gain Esri Gold Partner status, we were judged on our existing body of work and our approach, as well as the knowledge and abilities of our team. Achieving Gold Partner status has elevated us to the top of the custom geospatial services sector in New Zealand.

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OUR TEAM AND SKILLS

We have carefully put together what we believe is the best Esri professional services team in the country, made up of geospatial software developers, business analysts and project managers. Our team has an impeccable track record for delivering world class enterprise and business-focused Esri-based location intelligence solutions. Having a top team dovetails into our overall philosophy of developing long-term relationships and partnerships with our clients and associated suppliers at all levels.

Solutions & Products

GBS is a professional services company, mainly focused around providing location intelligence solutions based on specific business needs. However, we also have a small range of products. These range from some small targeted ArcGIS Desktop efficiency tools, to larger scale products focused in Forestry (such as CHPS) and generic applications such as our Automated Reporting Tool (ART).

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Case Studies

Get an idea of some of the work and projects we do. There is a cross section of industry examples illustrating the complexity and at times, the simplicity of our projects. Our case studies briefly describe the objectives, the challenge, the solution and the benefits.

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2016 – GBS – Esri Partner Award ArcGIS Platform Deployment


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2016 – Auckland Council – Esri Special Achievement in GIS


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2015 – Auckland Council – PMI Inst. Public Sector Project of the Year



2014 – Ravensdown – Esri Special Achievement in GIS

Are I.T. / ICT Units within Organisations Enablers?

Are IT/ICT (herein just IT) units in organisations blockers or enablers? By Tony Elson I’m writing this piece because of an increasing frustration I have in dealing with IT departments embedded within organisations that are clearly not as enabling as they should/could be. And I know I’m not the only one. I understand why some […]

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Glenfern Sanctuary: GBS Adopt Two Rat Traps

GBS’ CTO and GIS Architect Shane Pienaar recently provided some pro bono Esri technical assistance to Glenfern Sanctuary on Great Barrier Island, Auckland. It’s a meaningful environmental project and a great use of the Esri technology. With a network of over 800 rat traps along 40kms of trap lines, Glenfern Sanctuary is responsible for the […]