New Esri Business Partners Evolve GIS Technology
Below are just a few examples of Esri software-based applications released by companies that have joined the Esri Business Partner Program in the past year. To learn more about solutions available from Esri Business Partners, visit www.esri.com/partners.
Since Neapoljs is database driven, it is also an application development environment allowing the creation of powerful applications within a short period of time. The look and feel, as well as the language interface, are easy to alter through the administration database. For more information, see www.tydac.ch.
BEM Systems, Inc.
MatTrak was designed using MapObjects LT 2.0 to assist users in collecting, tracking, analyzing, and reporting information about solid, liquid, or gaseous materials. The architecture of this software allows for cost-effective retrieval of information on waste management; chemical inventory tracking; abestos/lead-based paint management, operation, and maintenance; and contaminated soil/sediment tracking.
MatTrak understands geography. It manages material movement between cells such as drum storage locations, an asbestos "containing" room in a building, or a small tract of land from which soil will be excavated. Cells belong to user-defined sites that, in turn, belong to user-defined facilities. MatTrak can report on material types, movements, and costs for an entire facility, individual sites, or even specific cells. This data can be displayed in printable reports and mapped using MatTrak's embedded GIS.
By combining all these functions into a single application, BEM has developed an intuitive, cost-effective, and timesaving materials management tool. MatTrak helps users standardize materials management processes and reduce associated time and expenses. For more information, see www.bemsys.com.
Utility Asset Management
Utility Asset Management has developed PoleView, a field data collection application using ArcPad that runs on any Windows CE handheld device and is used to gather joint use data in the field. The application features pulldown menus that validate and track new safety and National Executive Service Corps code violations and pole loading and structural analysis criteria and audit data used in joint use management. Benefits of using PoleView include more efficient GPS and field data collection and seamless integration of field data with GIS systems. For more information, see www.uam.portlandgeneral.com.
DAT/EM Systems International
The Summit Evolution digital photogrammetric workstation is a user-friendly system for performing 3D feature collection directly into ArcInfo. The Summit Evolution system allows for easy management of multiple model images along with their appropriate camera and control files in a project-based environment. Quick and efficient stereoscopic orientation of the models is performed by either using interior, relative, and absolute orientation or employing exterior orientation data.
Feature data collection is achieved via DAT/EM Capture. Further batch file editing can be performed using DAT/EM's Map/Editor software. Both DAT/EM Capture and Map/Editor are included with Summit Evolution.
Summit Evolution presents frame camera images in three dimensions while compiling directly into ArcInfo. In addition, Summit Evolution's compatibility extends to INPHO Systems' digital terrain modeling product MATCH-T. Included are seamless functions to interact with aerotriangulation software Aerosys, Albany, BINGO, and PATB. Further development for interconnectivity with other software packages is continuing.
Summit Evolution's project-based information management employs Microsoft-compliant windows and dialog boxes that provide easy access to any location on any model. Summit Evolution provides the user with tools to manage large, bundle-adjusted projects as well as smaller projects consisting of single stereo pairs. Users can roam on a bundle-adjusted project as well as on a single stereo model. For more information, see www.DATEM.com.