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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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Job Vacancy – Business Analyst / Project Manager

We currently have a vacancy for a Business Analyst / Project Manager. Do you have: The Necessary Attributes: At least 3 years commercial experience as a BA or GIS BA and/or PM or GIS PM At least 5 years experience in the GIS or I.T. industry overall Knowledge of (and qualifications in) formal project delivery methodologies […]

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Esri Partner Conference and Dev Summit 2019

The Esri Partner Conference and Developer Summit for 2019 was held this year in March, and GBS had the largest contingent of staff there yet. It is a valuable annual event designed to explore and showcase how to create cutting-edge solutions using advanced mapping technology. As an Esri Gold Partner, it’s an important event for […]

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New Staff – Jade Weideman

Our latest recruit, Jade, is very enthusiastic and keen to settle into the New Zealand way of life. After achieving Honours in BSc Geoinformatics at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, Jade was eager to explore the world and find greater opportunities and ways of increasing her knowledge and skill base. Now working for […]

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Esri Partner Conference (EPC) & Esri Developer Summit

GBS are sending a large team over for the  Dev Summit & EPC 2019, based in Palm Springs this March.   We are sending our largest team yet to the EPC 2019 in order for some of our staff to get the latest updates on the Esri software and developments.  Being fully up to date and […]

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 NZ Esri User Group’s Regional User Conferences (RUCs)

This year’s round of the NZ Esri User Group’s RUCs are not far away.   Nga Whenua Rahui (NWR) along with GBS will be presenting some of our collaborative efforts at most of the Regional User Conferences, so we hope to see you all there.  NWR will be represented at the majority of RUCs as […]

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