More than 1,700 value-added resellers, developers, consultants, and data providers partner with Esri to deliver a variety of value-added services and solutions to the GIS user community worldwide. In each issue of ArcNews, we are proud to highlight a few of these partners and the data, software, and services they provide. For a listing and description of partners' offerings, visit the Esri Web site (www.esri.com/partners).
American Digital Cartography, Inc.
American Digital Cartography, Inc. (ADCi), has been a provider of street data products since 1988. Its productsgeocoding and routingare ready to run in Esri software and are updated regularly. ADCi also offers contour and elevation products, as well as Public Land Survey System products. ADCi also resells Tele Atlas/TomTom' MultiNet and NAVTEQ products as part of its data offerings.
The Janus Group
The Janus Group, Inc. (an EMSi company), is an ArcData publisher that provides consumer and business data, GIS and analytical consulting services, and direct marketing solutions to major and midtier corporations. MediaPrints is its premier data source for all U.S. cable system boundaries and related data. Featuring data from the industry-standard Warren Communications News' Television & Cable Factbook, MediaPrints includes detailed system profile data, as well as data for digital service areas and high-speed Internet access areas. Designed for use with ArcView, MediaPrints is a suite of products for visualizing cable TV geographic coverage.
W.F. Baird & Associates
Canada-based W.F. Baird & Associates has developed MapAnimator 3D, a complete animation toolkit extension for ArcScene, an application in ArcGIS 3D Analyst. MapAnimator extends the functionality of 3D Analyst by allowing the user to create a smooth camera path through complex 3D data. Users can choose from a variety of predefined paths that can be automatically scaled to one or more data sets in their scene. MapAnimator 3D provides all the functionality needed to transform data into animated movies using industry-standard formats MPEG and AVI.
Mud Springs Geographers, Inc.
AWhere is a spatial software package utilized in agricultural and natural resource management, development, and education and to grow a municipal base. AWhere is an object-oriented program built on Esri's MapObjects. Graph controls and wizards to help import points and join spreadsheets make shapefile creation and viewing data easy. AWhere Exchange technology (interoperable with ArcGIS) with MyMaps enables the rapid dissemination and reporting of spatial information as all the shapefiles, color rendering, and metadata for maps can be sent in a single file to other users.
Zekiah Technologies, Inc.
Zekiah Technologies, Inc., is a woman-owned small business with offices in Maryland and Virginia. The firm specializes in software development and systems integration. Its technical expertise includes ArcIMS, ArcObjects, ArcSDE, XML, .NET, C/C++, Java, ASP, and radio frequency identification technologies. Since 1999, Zekiah has supported homeland security and defense customers by providing custom desktop and Web-based geospatial solutions for applications ranging from situational awareness to critical infrastructure protection. The company also offers spatial analysis, remote data gathering (wireless/Tablet PC/personal digital assistant), and database design (Oracle or SQL Server) services.
Explorer Graphics Limited
New Zealand-based Explorer Graphics Limited (EGL) has developed Xplorer, a family of Internet solution products designed to provide public access to geographic and corporate information. Xplorer was developed using ArcIMS and ArcSDE and provides a framework for various searches, including aerial photography, topography, cadastral, infrastructure, and corporate property data. EGL focuses on local government deployments and offers such services as the development, establishment, and management of national databases; GIS feasibility studies; customized Esri software training; and custom ArcPad applications.