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New staff – Sam Gergis

GBS welcomes Sam Gergis who joined our team of Developers at the start of October 2017.  A graduate from the faculty of Engineering, Computer and Systems Control in Cairo, Egypt he also completed a MCPD certificate.  Sam has over 10 years’ experience working for software houses – A15, Performly and Link Development, bringing a wealth of experience to our business. […]

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Top of the South Maps (TOTSM) finds new life in Web AppBuilder

The external map viewer application – Top of the South Maps (TOTSM) – is used by customers in the Nelson City Council and Tasman District Council areas to access Land Information data. This application was recently replaced using Esri’s latest Web AppBuilder (WAB) version (2.4) along with new and upgraded functionality. The previous version was built […]

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New staff – Arti Rad

GBS welcomes Arti Rad, our new Business Analyst who joined GBS at the end of September 2017.   Completing his Geomatics Engineering Degree in Iran and IT degree at Auckland University, Arti then worked as a GIS Analyst for five years with the DANA Energy Corporation in Iran and two years at Network Waitaki Ltd in Oamaru, NZ.  Along with […]

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NZTA embracing technology to drive service delivery

The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) recently upgraded their MapHub web application incorporating the latest technology in ArcGIS (10.5). MapHub 2 included updating the widgets to the latest versions of Web AppBuilder (WAB). GBS, as part of the wider project team, delivered the end solution along with Eagle Technology and the NZTA geospatial team. Working […]

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Record numbers for NZ Esri UC 2017

This year’s New Zealand Esri User Conference saw the highest attendance in its 21 year history with 585 attendees taking part in the conference held in Auckland from the 14 to 16th August. The team at GBS look forward to the conference each year as it is a chance for the team to get up […]

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New staff – Yvette Fell

GBS welcomes Yvette Fell – as Solutions Manager to the GBS team. A graduate from the University of Auckland with a B.Sc (Geography, Psychology), Yvette later returned to complete a PGDipSci (Geography). Yvette has almost 15 years experience in the software development industry, delivering web-based solutions in primary and secondary healthcare and finance.  Her strengths include a range of skills […]

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Ravensdown launches HawkEye® at Mystery Creek Fieldays

This year’s Mystery Creek Fieldays saw Ravensdown launch HawkEye to its customers, with extremely positive feedback from clients, media, and other agricultural providers. The platform potential and the step-shift in approach is revolutionary providing for enhanced collaboration with industry partners, and a feature-focused release model. “It was definitely one of the darlings of Fieldays this […]

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The US Esri User Conference – The Tour from Hell

It’s safe to say things did NOT go according to plan with GBS’s attendance at the 2017 US Esri User Conference in San Diego in July. Harley didn’t make it on the plane and Tony didn’t make it to the second part of the conference… The team at GBS are usually up for a laugh, […]

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Daryl Anderson

After searching for the ideal GIS role across Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Switzerland and the UK, South African Daryl Anderson found what he was looking for at GBS. Starting in January 2017, Daryl now calls NZ home. Becoming a GIS Developer wasn’t on Daryl’s original career plans, but the opportunity came up for him in 2009 […]

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New staff – Prathik Kumar

Welcome to Prathik Kumar who has joined our GIS Developer team. Prathik has over eight years experience in IT software development and maintenance.  Having graduated with honours from the National Institute of Engineering in India and gaining a Post Graduate Certificate for Executive Programme in Managing Business Decisions from IIM Calcutta, India – Prathik is self-organised, agile and […]

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