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GBS Korea: Developing an International Business in Asia

GBS Korea has now been operational for a year. Over that time, we have faced some challenges and broken some new territory with GBSK now starting to get some solid traction. GBSK has completed some small projects and is now undertaking some larger projects as we build our expertise and credibility. Below are 5 key […]

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New Staff – Phil Donovan

GBS welcomes Phil – our new Spatial Data Scientist who trained in geography and GIScience at the University of Auckland and received his MSc (Geography) by modelling the impact of minimum parking requirements on urban development using cellular automata. Phil’s professional experience has principally been in the ‘social’ fields such as Public Health, Transport, Economics and has developed multiple […]

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New Staff – Jorn Sijbertsma

Welcome to Jorn who joined GBS in June 2019.  Jorn’s academic and international work experience across government departments makes him the ideal candidate to fulfill the role of Esri Technical Consultant for GBS. Jorn is passionate about making sustainable GIS processes and analyses with Python.  Consequently, his goal is to gain more knowledge in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) each […]

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Celebrating the First Birthday of Waahi

This month, we celebrate the first birthday of Waahi, our web-based geospatial viewer solution which is based on Esri’s Web AppBuilder. As early as July 2016, a few like-minded colleagues and the GBS directors got together to identify a gap in the local government market where clients needed an easy mechanism to share, access and […]

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New Staff – Richard Tanedo

Welcome to Richard who recently immigrated to New Zealand from the Philippines to join us as a Business Analyst / Project Manager.  Richard has a BS in MIS from Ateneo de Manila University plus eight years experience in various IT positions primarily in Business Analysis and Project Management.  He has worked with different Oil & Gas multinationals for almost […]

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Welcome back – Arun Sebastian

Returning to GBS, Arun has re-joined the team as a Senior Developer/Consultant.  With over 10 years experience as a full stack GIS developer in open source technologies, he was quickly “Esri-fied” and has been successful in applying his knowledge and programming skills into Esri projects.  Throughout this time he been part of several projects in domains local governance, […]

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Top 20 Takeaways from the EPC & Dev Summit 2019

After taking our largest team of staff to this year’s EPC & Dev Summit in Palm Springs, we have put together our top 20 talking points from the conferences. Listed below are new / upcoming features, improvements and releases that the GBS team are looking forward to from Esri. New named user types now in […]

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Are I.T. / ICT Departments within Organisations Enablers?

Are IT/ICT (herein just IT) departments in organisations blockers or enablers? By Tony Elson I’m writing this piece because of an increasing frustration I have in dealing with IT departments embedded within organisations that are clearly not as enabling as they should/could be. And I know I’m not the only one. I understand why some […]

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GBS rat trap

Glenfern Sanctuary: GBS Adopt Two Rat Traps

GBS’ CTO and GIS Architect Shane Pienaar recently provided some pro bono Esri technical assistance to Glenfern Sanctuary on Great Barrier Island, Auckland. It’s a meaningful environmental project and a great use of the Esri technology. With a network of over 800 rat traps along 40kms of trap lines, Glenfern Sanctuary is responsible for the […]

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RUCs 2019: Tony’s Top 5

The NZ Regional User Conferences (RUCs) were held last month, and the GBS team were present (and presenting) at many locations throughout the country. Here, Tony outlines his top 5 take-aways / highlights from this year’s round. How well the RUCs were generally patronised. There were some great attendances nationally, including some of the regions […]

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