Senior Esri Developer

20 years of GBS: a short history

A Short History Celebrating 20 Years GBS – 20 Years On – Since 2002   Before GBS – The Mid to late ‘90s. Before GBS, there was GTU (a subsidiary of Auckland UniServices) and GTL (when GTU left UniServices), followed by a bit of sole trading by the GBS principals.  GTU was where Harley and […]

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New Staff – Alicia Ferrer Costa

Alicia has joined the GBS team as an Esri Technical Consultant. After gaining her BSc Honours in Agricultural Engineering (Spain) along with a MSc in Natural Resource Management (UK), Alicia discovered GIS. Following some experience in environmental planning, the versatility of GIS tools captured her interest. Alicia comes to GBS with valuable experience working in […]

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Point of Care Testing with the NRA

Point of Care Testing – The where, why, and how?   The District Health Boards for Auckland, Manukau, Waitemata and Northland (Northern Region DHBs) with the support of the Northern Regional Alliance (NRA), collectively serve a community of approximately 1.9 million people of all ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds. DHBs are expected to show a sense […]

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Company culture at GBS | Geographic Business Solutions

The great GBS baby boom of ’21

COVID certainly poses challenges when organisations try to maintain their company culture – especially when it was thriving previous to COVID. Yes the world has changed, and like most, we’ve changed with it. With flexible work locations (when not compelled to stay home), and flexible hours, maintaining that interaction can be a little harder despite […]

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AKL Council Ruru | Geographic Business Solutions

Auckland City Council Showcase: Ruru

GBS recently completed a project for Auckland Council, the largest local authority in New Zealand, and one of the largest in Oceania. Responsible for maintaining the city’s infrastructure, Auckland Council also administers approximately 1.7 million people, and is responsible for the region’s biosecurity and biodiversity. Old Tech, New Complexities Previously, Auckland Council had been utilising […]

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New Staff – Catherine Koerber

GBS USA is growing!  Catherine Koerber has now joined Mark Eiseman as a  Senior Consultant. With a GIS career spanning over 20 years, Catherine has worked for various businesses including civil engineering, telecommunications, oil and gas plus mapping companies. Having loved Geography from a young age, Catherine used to play countries and capitals with her […]

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NZEUC 2021 | Geographic Business Solutions

NZEUC 2021 – Key Takeaways Resource

Aligned with the Esri International User Conference, the New Zealand Esri User Conference is for GIS professionals from diverse industries including government and local government, energy, forestry, utilities, conservation, agriculture, infrastructure, telecommunications, and more. This year due to New Zealand’s August/September lockdown, the decision was made to hold the conference on a virtual platform. All […]

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EUC 2021 | Geographic Business Solutions

EUC 2021: Creating a sustainable future with GIS

The Esri User Conference was held in early July 2021, entirely through a virtual platform medium hosted by Esri. It seemed more apt than ever, that this year’s plenary topic was focused on GIS and a sustainable world. The purpose of the EUC is for GIS professionals to connect, learn, and share knowledge in advancements […]

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Brendon Watkiss | Geographic Business Solutions

New Staff – Brendon Watkiss

GBS welcomes Brendon Watkiss, our new Delivery Lead and Consultant based in Auckland. Brendon relocated to New Zealand with his family from South Africa in 2020, and is excited to be part of the GBS team. After completing his MSc in GIS and Environmental Geography at Stellenbosch University, Brendon has spent the past 12 years […]

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Job Vacancy – Esri Technical Consultant

GBS has an opening for an Esri Technical Consultant with at least 3 years commercial experience. We are seeking an experienced, and creative, Esri Technical Consultant (ideally with at least 3 years’ experience) to join our team of GIS professionals in Auckland. This is a true consulting role where you will be involved with implementing […]

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