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New staff – Yvette Fell

GBS welcomes Yvette Fell – as Solutions Manager to the GBS team. A graduate from the University of Auckland with a B.Sc (Geography, Psychology), Yvette later returned to complete a PGDipSci (Geography). Yvette has almost 15 years experience in the software development industry, delivering web-based solutions in primary and secondary healthcare and finance.  Her strengths include a range of skills […]

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Ravensdown launches HawkEye® at Mystery Creek Fieldays

This year’s Mystery Creek Fieldays saw Ravensdown launch HawkEye to its customers, with extremely positive feedback from clients, media, and other agricultural providers. The platform potential and the step-shift in approach is revolutionary providing for enhanced collaboration with industry partners, and a feature-focused release model. “It was definitely one of the darlings of Fieldays this […]

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The US Esri User Conference – The Tour from Hell

It’s safe to say things did NOT go according to plan with GBS’s attendance at the 2017 US Esri User Conference in San Diego in July. Harley didn’t make it on the plane and Tony didn’t make it to the second part of the conference… The team at GBS are usually up for a laugh, […]

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New staff – Prathik Kumar

Welcome to Prathik Kumar who has joined our GIS Developer team. Prathik has over eight years experience in IT software development and maintenance.  Having graduated with honours from the National Institute of Engineering in India and gaining a Post Graduate Certificate for Executive Programme in Managing Business Decisions from IIM Calcutta, India – Prathik is self-organised, agile and […]

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GBS on the Road with the NZ Esri User Group Regional Conferences

GBS on the Road with the NZ Esri User Group Regional Conferences   GBS recently attended the Esri Regional User Conferences, which GBS are a Gold Sponsor of. Wellington kicked things off on the 28th of March, and it wrapped in Blenheim on the 10th April. These regional user groups are a great chance for […]

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Shane Pienaar’s 10 Year Anniversary

Shane Pienaar’s 10 Year Anniversary Recently the GBS team celebrated Shane Pienaar’s 10 years with the company. What makes this milestone even more special is it is also 10 years since GBS started working with Ravensdown, which coincided with Shane joining the team. “We crowbarred Shane out of the ARC and interviewed him in a pub,” […]

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Top 20 Takeaways from the Esri Partner and Developer Summit Conference

Top 20 Takeaways from the Esri Partner and Developer Summit Conference ArcGIS 10.5 – a more significant release than anyone really realised Because Esri didn’t say so until now.  License changes, new product names (ArcGIS Enterprise), you need it to run Insights, its more cloud, big data, IoT ready.  Esri are urging users to upgrade […]

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Happy Holidays from GBS

Our office will be closed from Friday 23rd December, reopening Monday 9th January 2017. If you need help during this period, we’ve got you covered. Please log your support call through: support@gbs.kiwi and we will be in touch as per usual. If your support call is urgent, please contact your Account Manager – Tony Elson […]

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Genesis Energy – Upgrade to MapGen

Genesis Energy needed to upgrade their legacy Silverlight based map viewer – ‘GenEarth’ – to a modern HTML5 based map viewer.  In October GBS completed an Esri Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS (WAB) based map viewer called ‘MapGen’.  Like WAMS, MapGen is based on existing WAB widgets, GISCO widgets, some custom widgets for specific functionality and […]

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WAMS Upgrade

In June GBS completed an upgrade of the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s mapping system (WAMS) to enable them to retire their existing Flex based web mapping client.  WAMS was upgraded to make use of the latest Esri web mapping technology – Portal for ArcGIS and Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS (WAB).  WAMS was also moved […]

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