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Esri Partner Conference and Developer Summit 2014

In March, Tony, Harley and Shane travelled to Palm Springs CA, for the Esri Partner Conference and Developer Summit.  As usual, Esri put on an excellent event and it was great to get an update on what is going on in terms of the Esri strategy and technology .  Apart from a couple of major introductions (JavaScript […]

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New release – StatsMap online web mapping

StatsMap Statistics New Zealand has just released their online web mapping application StatsMap. GBS are proud to be associated with this project and the development of the Web and Web Mobile sites. You can view StatsMap here >>

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Staff Spotlight: David Aalbers

David has been with us coming up to two years now.  He’s a quiet achiever who gets the job done – usually with the minimum of fuss.  David is also our resident Flex specialist, although I’m sure he would rather be not spending so much time in  Flex as he would in other environments.  Given […]

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Around the World in …..20 Days

Nga Whenua Rahui Well, not quite around the world.  In fact not even half.  But yes, we spent some time in the wilderness here in NZ – i.e. a communications wilderness otherwise known as Te Kaha on the East Cape.  Te Kaha is a beautiful spot and while being incommunicado had its challenges, we enjoyed […]

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Conference update

GBS has been to a number of conferences recently.  We have had a long association with the National Maori GIS group – known as Te Kahui Manu Hokai (TKMH), and we are proud to have supported this group and their conference over the years since its inception in Christchurch in 2009.  The Place 2013 conference […]

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GBS attains Esri Gold Partner Status

GBS are pleased to announce they have attained Gold status as a certified Esri Gold Partner. Harley Prowse, Co-Director of GBS says “We are thrilled to be awarded Gold Partner status. This is an endorsement that our work is of the highest standard. We see this as adding value to our clients, as we have […]

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Staff Spotlight – Shane Pienaar

Shane is the Technology Manager for GBS and has been involved with Esri technology for over 15 years, 6 of those with GBS. Over that time Shane has provided the technological back bone of GBS and has been the technical lead and/or trouble shooter in just about every project we have undertaken.  With respect to […]

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Ravensdown launches Smart Maps

It was great to see Smart Maps officially launched by Ravensdown at the National Field Days at Mystery Creek on the 11th of June (www.ravensdown.co.nz).  The implementation of the Smart Maps system allows farmers (Ravensdown shareholders only) to view an online aerial map of their farm and draw on paddocks, blocks and management zones and […]

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ESRI Business Partner and Developer Summit conferences

Recently, two members of our team attended the Esri Business Partner (EPC) and Developer Summit conferences in Palm Springs.  David, one of our developers and Tony, one of the directors, were the attendees.   While Tony attended the EPC, David was participating in a 2-day iOS workshop.  David found the workshop to be very educational and […]

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New Staff – Heath Rongo

GBS welcomes Heath Rongo.  Heath commenced on the 11th February 2013 as a Senior GIS Developer and is a welcome addition to the GBS team. Heath studied Computer Science at Waikato before spending 4 years as a GIS Analyst Programmer for Intergraph New Zealand.  Heath has a range of experience and his primary background is […]

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