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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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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 youngest team member, 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 […]

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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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GeoConX Conference 2018

In November, GBS co-director Harley Prowse attended the Esri 2018 GeoConX Conference in Dallas, Texas. Here he has provided some key take aways from the event, as well as some images from old sale yards in Fort Worth – including cowboys!   Overall, GeoConX was a good conference, with a focus on the use of […]

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New staff – Mark Eiseman

Fresh from land-locked Denver, Colorado in the United States, Mark Eiseman joined the GBS team in November 2018 as a Senior Technical Consultant. Mark qualified from Valparaiso University, Indiana with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography specialising in GIS and he completed his Masters in Business Administration at Regis University in Colorado. For his Masters […]

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