Esri has relationships with more than 1,800 global partners that provide customer-focused, geoenabled solutions. Partner-provided solutions and services span Esri's core industries and range from custom-built applications to complete ArcGIS system implementations.
This issue recognizes partners that won awards at the 2015 Esri Partner Conference for their pioneering solutions to real-world problems and their contributions to advancing GIS.
For a complete list and description of Esri partners and their offerings, visit esri.com/partners.
Award category: Public Web Application
Solution: Global Forest Watch Fires (online platform)
Award category: Private (Internal) Web Application
Solution: ProjectMapper, US Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District
Award category: ArcGIS for Desktop Based Application
InfoWater is a fully GIS-integrated water distribution modeling and management tool used by water utilities to design, operate, secure, and optimize their distribution centers. Built by Innovyze using the latest Esri ArcObjects and Microsoft .NET component technologies, InfoWater allows engineers and GIS professionals to work simultaneously on the same platform. Users can create and manipulate network models and instantly display, review, and query simulation results.
Award category: Innovation Application
Solution: PI Integrator for Esri ArcGIS
PI Integrator for Esri ArcGIS combines OSIsoft's real-time intelligence with Esri's spatial analysis capabilities to give companies a new way to understand and share critical data. The solution integrates the ArcGIS platform's visualization and analytic capabilities with the real-time data infrastructure provided by OSIsoft's PI System, allowing users to build real-time operational data layers on an ArcGIS map. By taking physical location into account, companies can give their operational data more context, making it more revealing and complete.
Award category: Organizational Use of ArcGIS Online
Solution: Incident Command System COP
Maintaining situational awareness during emergencies and planned events is vital. Witt O'Brien's Incident Command System Common Operating Platform (COP) gives emergency management and public safety organizations access to essential information and real-time data via dynamic maps. Powered by the Esri ArcGIS Online platform and integrated with CommandPro, the COP can be used to map out an incident and is scalable as needed. It can provide an entire incident command system, with the forms and maps required to develop an incident action plan, and has a filterable, outward-facing public information module that can be activated when appropriate. Deployed in a Software-as-a-Service model, it is accessible by Internet-connected computers and smart mobile devices.
Electric and Gas
Award category: Initial Operating Capability Services Implementation
Solution: ArcGIS Online Jumpstart for EGUG & TELUG
SSP Innovations, an ArcGIS Online Specialty partner that provides GIS product implementation, customization, and systems integration, developed an ArcGIS Online jump start package for electric, gas, and telecommunications companies. SSP Innovations helps these organizations set up their ArcGIS Online accounts, learn how to use the service, and incorporate it into other ArcGIS software and services.
GEO-Jobe GIS Consulting
Award category: Innovative ArcGIS Marketplace Provider
Solution: Admin Tools for ArcGIS Online
Admin Tools for ArcGIS Online is a free suite of tools for ArcGIS Online administrators, offered by GEO-Jobe GIS Consulting on the Esri ArcGIS Marketplace. The suite helps administrators minimize the time they spend doing essential administrative tasks and gives them more time to make maps. Admin Tools for ArcGIS Online grows with the company as the number of items, members, and groups in an organization increase.
Lockheed Martin Corporation (IS&GS)
Award category: Integrated Enterprise System Services Implementation
Lockheed Martin, a leading federal services and information technology contractor, collaborated with Esri to deliver an implementation of the Portal 10.2 for ArcGIS capability to the Amazon Web Services commercial cloud services environment. Using a single, secure, cloud-based portal, agencies all over the world can more easily organize, share, and analyze geospatial intelligence.
Award category: Best Practices in Community Outreach
WebMapSolutions was recognized as an energetic, aligned partner that consistently blogs and Tweets to promote Esri technology. The company helps organizations quickly implement ArcGIS Online, data services, and Esri app templates and also builds products to geoenable non-GIS systems and improve the mobile ArcGIS experience.
Award category: Best New Partner
BlueReview, acclaimed as Esri's best new partner, provides a web-based tool and mobile app that uses ArcGIS to help public and private utility owners manage One-Call Center utility location requests and fieldwork in real time. The product allows users to keep track of work orders, assets, customer information, files, photos, and notes.