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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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New staff – Mike Mazerolle

GBS welcomes Mike Mazerolle as Solutions Manager. Mike has Canadian and New Zealand experience in GIS and Business Analysis, having worked in GIS software products development, private forestry consulting practice and local government. Mike studied at the University of New Brunswick and Centre of Geographic Studies in Canada, receiving degrees in Forestry, Marine Biology and a […]

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GBS on the Road with the NZ Esri User Group Regional Conferences

GBS on the Road with the NZ Esri User Group Regional Conferences   GBS recently attended the Esri Regional User Conferences, which GBS are a Gold Sponsor of. Wellington kicked things off on the 28th of March, and it wrapped in Blenheim on the 10th April. These regional user groups are a great chance for […]

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Lisa Read experiences the Esri Partner Conference for the first time

Lisa Read experiences the Esri Partner Conference for the first time In March, Operations Manager Lisa Read attended her first Esri Partner Conference in Palm Springs, Florida. Joining her at the conference were Harley Prowse, Tony Elson, and Shane Pienaar. The Esri Partner Conference is a key event on the calendar each year as it […]

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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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