From March 5th through 7th, I had the pleasure of attending the 2022 Esri Partner Conference (EPC) in beautiful Palm Springs, CA. This event has been going on for over 30 years. Prior to joining Esri, I worked for Esri Partners and really looked forward to this focused event each year. Once I joined Esri, I missed participating in the EPC. While EPC went virtual during the pandemic, I was able to participate in it, but as we all know, it just was not the same. To attend EPC in person this year was a reminder how important personal relationships are in our lives, both socially and for business and personal development. Many of our users may not be aware of this event and the value presented by the Esri Partner Network, so I thought I would do my best to shine the light on this critical part of the Esri ecosystem.
Esri has almost 3,000 partners in various categories, Technology, Strategic Alliances, Products & Solutions, Consulting & Services, Content, Developers, and in different tiers, from Startup, to Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum, in all sizes, across the world, covering many different industries. These organizations serve a critical function. Esri alone cannot provide all the support needed for the global community to realize their potential via the Geographic Approach. Here are six splendid examples of our partners at work, helping our users be more successful with ArcGIS:
- Argis – The Town of Windsor, CO Invests in ArcGIS Enterprise – The town of Windsor is reaping the benefits of their investment in upgrading to ArcGIS Enterprise. By automating their data conversion for their water system, they are reducing work hours and costs. Installing a solid foundation for the town’s system of record will serve them for years to come. With this technological groundwork in place, they are well-positioned to take advantage of new Esri offerings. The future looks bright for the town of Windsor.
- Axim Geospatial & Cityworks – How Cityworks Propelled The City of Carmel’s Data to the Modern Era – The City of Carmel, IN had decades’ worth of permitting data in an outdated and no longer supported system. In this article, we review the process the City of Carmel and our team at [Axim Geospatial] followed to successfully transfer decades of essential data into the Cityworks platform.
- Cartegraph – Cobb County, GA: How We Work – Uncover how the Cobb County DOT streamlines their day-to-day operations with Cartegraph. Hear from GIS Manager Lynn Biggs on how eliminating paper and switching to a data-driven system made them more effective, efficient, and productive for their citizens.
- HDR – Pueblo County, CO Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan – The plan shows what the County of Pueblo needs to do to hit its long-term electric vehicle targets, with specific recommendations tied to identified county goals. The strategic siting recommendations, for example, provide a comprehensive look at the county’s needs and opportunities for electric vehicles. The plan provides an overview of potential barriers along with a holistic look at the future of electric vehicles in Pueblo.
- Nearmap – Durham, NC Public Works Drives New Efficiencies – From road maintenance to water sampling, the city of Durham, North Carolina, is utilizing current, clear aerial imagery to optimize operations, saving time and money.
- Pro-West & Associates – Transforming Sidewalk Inspections with the Power of GIS – The City of Waterloo, IA leveraged GIS to replace paper-based processes with a fully digital workflow for sidewalk inspection and maintenance.
If you are looking for assistance in taking your GIS to the next level, look no further than a winning combination of Esri and our partners. Contact your Esri account team to get help selecting a partner. To learn more about our partners, visit our web site: https://www.esri.com/en-us/about/partners/overview
These are only a few examples of exciting and innovative stories. The stories that appear on our industry webpages, in our industry digital and print newsletters, and in our other industry-focused content are contributed by Esri software users, partners, and others. These stories are meant to help you raise the profile of GIS both inside and outside your organization, highlight innovative approaches to solving challenges with GIS, and inspire others to replicate your success. If you have a story to tell, we welcome you to submit your recent success with us at go.esri.com/sharestory.