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GBS Highlights of 2022

GBS Highlights of 2022 Here we are at the end of another year, one that has felt a bit different when compared to the previous two. With borders open and lockdowns a thing of the past, GBS and the team settled into a new version of normal. Looking ahead to 2023, it’s always good practice […]

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20 years of GBS: a short history

A Short History Celebrating 20 Years GBS – 20 Years On – Since 2002   Before GBS – The Mid to late ‘90s. Before GBS, there was GTU (a subsidiary of Auckland UniServices) and GTL (when GTU left UniServices), followed by a bit of sole trading by the GBS principals.  GTU was where Harley and […]

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New Staff – Tony Chen

GBS welcomes Tony (Hua) Chen to our GBS Developer team as a Senior Developer / Consultant. Tony (or TC as we like to call him, as there is only one main Tony according to Director, Tony Elson) has spent over 20 years working in New Zealand doing what he loves – being creative! To Tony, […]

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New Staff – Alicia Ferrer Costa

Alicia has joined the GBS team as an Esri Technical Consultant. After gaining her BSc Honours in Agricultural Engineering (Spain) along with a MSc in Natural Resource Management (UK), Alicia discovered GIS. Following some experience in environmental planning, the versatility of GIS tools captured her interest. Alicia comes to GBS with valuable experience working in […]

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Point of Care Testing with the NRA

Point of Care Testing – The where, why, and how?   The District Health Boards for Auckland, Manukau, Waitemata and Northland (Northern Region DHBs) with the support of the Northern Regional Alliance (NRA), collectively serve a community of approximately 1.9 million people of all ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds. DHBs are expected to show a sense […]

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The great GBS baby boom of ’21

COVID certainly poses challenges when organisations try to maintain their company culture – especially when it was thriving previous to COVID. Yes the world has changed, and like most, we’ve changed with it. With flexible work locations (when not compelled to stay home), and flexible hours, maintaining that interaction can be a little harder despite […]

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Auckland City Council Showcase: Ruru

GBS recently completed a project for Auckland Council, the largest local authority in New Zealand, and one of the largest in Oceania. Responsible for maintaining the city’s infrastructure, Auckland Council also administers approximately 1.7 million people, and is responsible for the region’s biosecurity and biodiversity. Old Tech, New Complexities Previously, Auckland Council had been utilising […]

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New Staff – Catherine Koerber

GBS USA is growing!  Catherine Koerber has now joined Mark Eiseman as a  Senior Consultant. With a GIS career spanning over 20 years, Catherine has worked for various businesses including civil engineering, telecommunications, oil and gas plus mapping companies. Having loved Geography from a young age, Catherine used to play countries and capitals with her […]

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NZEUC 2021 – Key Takeaways Resource

Aligned with the Esri International User Conference, the New Zealand Esri User Conference is for GIS professionals from diverse industries including government and local government, energy, forestry, utilities, conservation, agriculture, infrastructure, telecommunications, and more. This year due to New Zealand’s August/September lockdown, the decision was made to hold the conference on a virtual platform. All […]

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New Staff – Reena Goyal

GBS welcomes Reena Goyal to our team.  An Esri Technical Consultant, Reena will be working closely with some of our clients to help assess and drive their GIS solutions. Since arriving in New Zealand in 2016 from India, Reena gained her Diploma in Information Technology at the Wellington Institute of Technology and has worked in […]

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