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Data, Software, and Services for a Complete GIS

Esri Business Partners Offer a Wide Variety of Solutions

More than 1,600 companies 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


AirPhotoUSA, LLC
AirPhotoUSA brings aerial information access and control to the desktop with innovative PhotoMapper technology and products. PhotoMapper coverage is prepackaged for many cities at two-foot pixel resolution. Custom projects are produced to customer specifications using AirPhotoUSA's exclusive technology. PhotoMapper enables on-demand access to vast areas of seamless aerial imagery and can be implemented as an easy-to-use, stand-alone mapping solution or actively integrated with ArcView 3.x/ArcGIS Desktop as a seamless, dynamic basemap using MapHandler extensions.

Business Information Technologies, Inc.
Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Business Information Technologies, Inc. (BITI), a longtime user and reseller of Esri software, specializes in geodemographic information for business, including databases, and mapping services. BITI has accurate and affordable databases created from a variety of sources: TIGER, U.S. Census, and U.S. Postal Service (USPS). USPS databases include ZIP Code, Postal Carrier Route, and ZIP+4 geographies and are compatible with ArcView and other Esri software.

The Climate Source, Inc.
The Climate Source, Inc. (CSI), is an ArcData publisher dedicated to providing high-quality spatial climate data sets. CSI incorporates the use of the PRISM climate mapping system model, developed by Oregon State University's Spatial Climate Analysis Service. CSI offers more than 300 monthly and annual data sets including precipitation, temperature, snowfall, and humidity information at 2 km or better grid resolution for every U.S. state and some foreign countries. These data sets are compatible with ArcGIS 8.x, ArcInfo 7.x, and ArcView 3.x.


ESEA, a provider of GIS data integration/conflation technologies, offers MapMerger as a software extension of ArcGIS to create maps with positional accuracy and attribution. Algorithms generate one-to-one match relationships between features by comparing their orientation and proximity. Graphical quality control tools enable interactive review and editing. MapMerger works with roads, hydro, parcels, and many other 2D and 3D data layers. ESEA also provides conflation and data conversion services.

NGIS Australia Pty Ltd.
GeoSamba for ArcIMS, developed by NGIS Australia Pty Ltd., provides business information integration for Esri enterprise solutions. GeoSamba for ArcIMS is a Web map viewing and query interface application. Key features include full integration with the industry leading ArcIMS mapping engine, powerful spatial interrogation tools, secure integration of business databases with maps, and full map layer control with layer library. GeoSamba's extensive administrative tools enable rapid site deployment and configuration.


Avencia, Inc.
Avencia provides GIS consulting services to governments, universities, nonprofit organizations, and businesses. Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Avencia designs, builds, and deploys Web-based spatial analysis, visualization, and communications solutions for clients in government, natural resources, law enforcement, real estate, and cultural resources. Its staff members have experience with a wide range of Esri products including ArcView 3.x/8.x, ArcView Spatial Analyst, ArcSDE, ArcIMS, MapObjects, ArcObjects, and ArcPad. Other services include Web-based software development, database design, and systems design.

Coastal Environments, Inc.
Coastal Environments, Inc. (CEI), a full-service environmental and GIS technology firm, is based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Since 1972 it has been active in environmental planning, applied science applications, cultural resource investigations, archaeological surveys, and geoforensics. CEI utilizes the ArcGIS software suite as well as ArcSDE, ArcIMS, and ArcPad for data collection, geospatial analysis, and data distribution. CEI's multidisciplinary team conducts rapid, cost-effective GIS analysis for government, industry, and private sector clients. With the utilization of Esri's mobile data collection tools, spatial analysis applications, and Internet services, CEI offers a complete GIS solution to meet its clients' needs.

Edwards and Kelcey
Edwards and Kelcey specializes in unique and demanding GIS applications. In addition to utilizing Esri GIS products on a substantial portion of its engineering and planning projects, Edwards and Kelcey's development staff have the ability to develop custom applications in ArcInfo 8.x, ArcView 8.x, ArcPad, MapObjects, Visual Basic, CE, and C++. The company has extensive experience in all aspects of software development with applications in real-time environments, embedded systems, and GIS. Recent applications include remote facilities maintenance management, airfield lighting controls, and intelligent transportation system highway surveillance.

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