Esri and HDR Strengthen Joint Capabilities with Platinum Partnership

Collaboration to Support Communities with Data-Driven Geospatial Solutions for Infrastructure,
Buildings, and Development

REDLANDS, Calif.—July 7, 2022— Esri, the global leader in geographic information systems (GIS) and location intelligence, today announced that HDR has advanced their partnership to the Platinum program in the Esri Partner Network. HDR is a global consulting firm specializing in engineering, architecture, environmental, and construction services. Its Platinum designation strengthens a long-standing partnership with Esri that spans over 20 years.

HDR’s more than 125 geospatial and information management professionals leverage Esri’s ArcGIS software in key markets including transportation, power, water, health care, technology, media, telecom, defense, and intelligence. The company’s experts help clients map networks, automate workflows, connect systems, create reports, and improve productivity.

“HDR and Esri’s joint customer focus has evolved in recent years to include deployment and implementation of enterprise-wide geospatial solutions in the markets we serve,” said Pratibha Basrao, Director of Applied Technology at HDR. “Our decision to establish a cross-company GeoIM program and Esri’s effort to strengthen the partner program helped us elevate our partnership. As a result, we’ve obtained expertise in several industry specialties using ArcGIS technology, and we are bringing new solutions to our clients — helping them with their toughest data challenges and important decisions.”

HDR continually invests in its GeoIM program, and the company is proud to have demonstrated the credentials to earn Esri’s ArcGIS System Ready and Utility Network Management specialty designations.

“Achieving Platinum partnership in the Esri Partner Network is a true honor,” said Bridget Brown, GeoIM Director at HDR. “And it’s a testament to HDR and Esri’s geospatial leadership strengths, technical expertise, focused planning, and diligent follow-through.”

“Esri is inspired by HDR’s investment in ArcGIS technology and geographic approach to designing modern and sustainable communities that make a real difference for people,” said Robert Laudati, Director of Global Partners and Alliances at Esri. “Their new Platinum partner relationship clearly demonstrates our shared vision to further implement geospatial solutions to support our mutual customers.”

The San Juan Water District (SJWD) in California recently hired HDR in partnership with Esri to solve an information management challenge. SJWD became the first water district to implement Esri’s utility-mapping solution, ArcGIS Utility Network, enabling them to quickly identify system and customer impacts during outages. It also helped engineering and operations teams proactively determine areas exposed to potential vulnerabilities.

“Projects like SJWD demonstrate how we can drive efficiency, and we could not do this without Esri,” said Doug Morrison, Director of Data Solutions at HDR.

Authoritative GIS data is now available to all of SJWD via web applications, mobile applications, and a portal. The data is also fully integrated with hydraulic model and asset management software, as well as financial and customer systems, providing improved communication throughout the entire organization.

To learn more about the Esri Partner Program, visit here.

About HDR

For over a century, HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what’s possible. The company’s expertise spans more than 11,000 employees in more than 200 locations around the world. Its engineering, architecture, environmental, and construction services bring an impressive breadth of knowledge to every project. HDR’s optimistic approach to finding innovative solutions defined its past and drives its future. For more information, please visit


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Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping, helps customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Founded in 1969 in Redlands, California, USA, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations globally and in over 200,000 institutions in the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, nonprofits, and universities. Esri has regional offices, international distributors, and partners providing local support in over 100 countries on six continents. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri engineers the most innovative solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics. Visit us at

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