More than 2,000 value-added resellers, developers, consultants, data providers, and instructors 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 complete list and description of partners' offerings, visit the Esri Web site (www.esri.com/partners).
Animas Geographic Technology, Inc.
Animas Geographic Technology, Inc. (AGT), is a Colorado-based provider of GIS services. AGT serves a diverse client base ranging from small, private-sector companies to large federal government agencies. AGT is an Esri Business Partner with expertise in custom development and deployment of the ArcGIS suite of products, ArcPad, ArcIMS, and ArcSDE. Services include geodatabase implementation, custom application development, custom cartography, data collection, needs assessment, implementation planning, implementation assistance, database design, and training. AGT is committed to understanding the technical and organizational needs of its clients to help them effectively leverage GIS technology solutions.
Midland GIS Solutions
Midland GIS Solutions applies innovative mapping solutions to real-world problems through comprehensive GIS mapping services, data development, program implementation, and consulting services for cities, counties, utility companies, and private organizations. Midland GIS Solutions custom designs each GIS implementation program using a variety of Esri products, including ArcView 9.2 and the ArcGIS suite of software, to meet the individual needs of its clients. Midland GIS is experienced in ArcIMS, ArcEditor, and ArcGIS Server and is an authorized value-added reseller of Esri software. In addition, Midland GIS Solutions has experience setting up and configuring enterprise GIS programs.
GCS Research LLC
GCS Research LLC has developed digital watermarking technology designed specifically for the geospatial industry. GeoMarc allows the embedding (and reading) of an imperceptible digital watermark into the pixels of raster data products. The watermark contains user-defined information and key metadata. GeoMarc provides a set of tools that leverages the unique value of every watermark for copyright protection, automated metadata connectivity, vector data linking, thematic display, and integrated Web services. GeoMarc is available as an extension to Esri's ArcGIS Desktop and can be deployed on ArcGIS Server, ArcIMS, and ArcGIS Image Server.
Clark Labs developed Land Change Modeler as a software extension for ArcGIS, offering a comprehensive set of integrated tools to analyze and model land-cover change and the impacts of change on habitat and biodiversity. Users can perform a variety of change analyses with two land-cover maps of different dates, including analyzing trends and modeling future land-change scenarios. Tools are included for habitat assessment, habitat change analysis, gap analysis, landscape pattern analysis, and biodiversity assessment.
Analytical Graphics, Inc.
Satellite and Sensor Analyst is a new ArcGIS extension from Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI), that allows users to add temporal layers of satellite and sensor analysis to geospatial views. Satellite and Sensor Analyst is the first of AGI's 4D Analyst extensions for the ArcGIS family; it creates temporal layers of satellite position data and sensor footprints that can be analyzed against other GIS feature classes. This extension can be used to calculate communication or imaging opportunity intervals between a satellite and GIS features and to generate custom reports detailing exact times and durations of when selected GIS features can be seen by satellites or sensors.