At the 2017 Esri Partner Conference, held in March in Palm Springs, California, Esri recognized partners that have made exceptional strides using The Science of Where to solve some of the world’s toughest challenges.
“The members of our partner network have succeeded in areas ranging from improving operational efficiency in the workplace to helping protect the environment,” said Esri president Jack Dangermond. “Esri is privileged to recognize our most distinguished partners.”
This year’s award winners have developed pioneering GIS solutions for the user community while also demonstrating best practices in business.
Best Citizen Engagement
Geographic Technologies Group
Geographic Technologies Group (GTG) delivers solutions that empower governments to engage with citizens who want to participate in planning, share feedback, and build better communities. Users of GTG’s GreenCityGIS employ ArcGIS in innovative ways by using data collected by citizens and departments to map and manage parks and recreational areas.
Big Data Analytics
Integrating its solutions with the ArcGIS platform, ITWORX makes it easier for users in telecommunications, retail, banking, and other industries to analyze big data. Being able to visualize location data alongside big data helps these users see trends that are not discernible in reports alone, so they can make decisions more quickly.
Lighting Up the Entire Organization
GeoNexus offers end-to-end business intelligence and visualization software for organizations that face asset, facility, fleet, and infrastructure challenges. The GeoNexus suite of solutions, along with the company’s exceptional use of mapping and analytics technology, is expanding the use of the ArcGIS platform throughout entire organizations.
Everyone Has an Identity
Latitude Geographics Group
Latitude Geographics builds powerful web mapping solutions that leverage the ArcGIS platform and magnify results. The latest release of its Geocortex Essentials suite embraces ArcGIS identities, new patterns and information models for distributed GIS that give users access to data, apps, and analytics that are valuable for enterprise GIS. The range of capabilities included with Geocortex Essentials—from reporting and charting to integrations and workflows—lets users extend the reach of their web mapping apps.
New Technology Integration
Microsoft received the New Technology Integration Award for taking map visualization and location analytics to the next level by integrating ArcGIS with Microsoft Power BI, a set of business analytics tools. ArcGIS Maps for Power BI allows users to share their observations as interactive maps layered with authoritative data—all in one seamless process, without having to export data from numerous online sources. This enables organizations to make better business decisions far more efficiently.
Best New Content Partner
Recognized as a newer Esri partner that excels in content delivery, Nearmap produces frequently updated high-resolution aerial imagery that can be easily incorporated into ArcGIS Online and other image services for ArcGIS. With the ability to access Nearmap imagery quickly (often within days of capture), as well as historical archives of before and after images, users can transform the way they work by improving planning and making more streamlined and effective decisions.
Best Use of Story Maps
As a company that provides scientific tools, information, and analysis to help clients meet complex environmental challenges, Stone Environmental was the perfect fit for Bennington, Vermont, when the town chose to develop a holistic plan for revitalization. The ensuing Bennington Downtown Area-Wide Plan had a vision for fostering a healthy economy, but it still needed community buy-in. So Stone built an interactive story map to present to the public, and now redevelopment projects are under way. (For more information, see this ArcNews article.)
Most Unique App
Exceptional Partner-to-Partner Teaming
Cityworks | Azteca Systems
Receiving this award for the second year in a row, Cityworks demonstrates excellence in actively reaching out within the Esri Partner Network to find complementary partner offerings and then working together to meet users’ needs. Built solely for the ArcGIS platform, Cityworks helps users maintain smart, safe, and resilient communities by streamlining how they manage public infrastructure and property assets, workflows, permitting, and operations. Combining Cityworks’ proven solutions with those from other Esri partners stimulates operational excellence.
Esri’s 2,300 global partners provide customer-focused, geoenabled solutions that span dozens of industries. Products and services range from configured apps and custom-built solutions to complete ArcGIS system implementations and content. Search and discover partners, solutions, and services that meet your needs.