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Esri Partner Conference (EPC) & Dev Summit 2018

 The annual Esri Partner Conference (EPC) & Dev Summit 2018 took place in Palm Springs, USA from the 3rd to 9th March and once again GBS were in attendance represented by company directors Tony Elson and Harley Prowse, along with Solutions Manager Yvette Fell and Senior Developer David Aalbers .These events are key in the […]

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New staff – Callan Rings

GBS welcomes Callan Rings – our latest GIS Developer.  Callan’s technical obsession started with building websites at high school.  This compelled him to complete a Computer Science degree which led to work as a Freelance Android developer building bespoke apps mainly focused on data collection. Since then, Callan has worked with ArcGIS JS webapps and Geoprocessing tools at Tonkin + […]

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New staff – Dhanushka Athukorala

GBS welcomes Dhanushka (Danny) Athukorala, a Senior Developer in our growing team.  Previously living in Singapore, Danny is excited to try some new adventures in New Zealand. Danny graduated from the University of Colombo School of Computing as a computer science graduate which led onto 5 years as a Software Engineer in Sri Lanka before working as a […]

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New staff – Mark Gladstone

GBS welcomes Mark Gladstone, joining us as a Senior GIS Consultant.  Mark recently returned to New Zealand after an 8 year stint in London, where he was working at the Crown Estate, rubbing shoulders with Royalty. Mark has worked with clients in a variety of engineering, agricultural and local government organisations solving GIS and business problems, after having completed his […]

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New staff – Meghan Sheehan

GBS welcomes Meghan Sheehan who recently immigrated from the United States to join our team at GBS as a GIS Business Analyst.  Her interest in GIS began while obtaining a B.Sc in Earth Science and GIS certification at the University of Michigan in Dearborn.  She has also completed her M.A in Geography at Miami University where […]

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New staff – Michael Gin

Michael Gin joined GBS in December 2017.  A born and bred Aucklander with over 15 years in the Geospatial industry, Michael has a wealth of local government experience in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom.   Having worked most recently in the ESRI SAG award winning Auckland Council Geospatial Team, he joins GBS as a Solutions Manager. Michael’s interest in […]

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Staff Spotlight – Ardeshir Gheidian

Ardeshir has now been with us for over 7 years (nearly 8!) and we have not previously profiled him. Shame on us! Anyway, Ardeshir is one of those guys that gets on with the job with no fuss.  He’s a seriously smart dude who can build just about anything. Ardeshir joined GBS in early 2010 and was thrown […]

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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 bringing a wealth of experience to our business. When he is not busy coding, […]

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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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