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Spring 2007
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ArcGIS 9.2 Software-Based Solutions from Esri Business Partners

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 some of these partners and the data, software, or services they provide. For a complete list and description of partners' offerings, visit the Esri Web site ( Featured below is just a sampling of Esri's business partners that have created solutions that work on the 9.2 platform.

Logistic Systems, Inc.
The LogiSYS NorthStar CAD system is based on advanced analytical routing techniques, providing communication centers with true decision support, as well as integration with Esri ArcGIS 9.2. The merging of decision support and ArcGIS 9.2 provides 911 professionals with the ability to use local GIS data directly without file conversions and manage policies as needed. Upon determining a call location and type, the NorthStar CAD system identifies the best resources available to meet a particular circumstance and provides that information to a dispatcher. The LogiSYS Point-In-Polygon approach provides a caller's location and graphically displays that information on the integrated map.

GCS Research, LLC
GCS Research has developed a digital watermarking solution for the Esri product line. GeoMarc's digital watermarking technology was designed specifically for the geospatial industry. Delivered as an extension to ArcGIS 9.2 software, GeoMarc provides a set of tools to embed information into image pixels for copyright protection, geospatial data connectivity, geospatial data linking, and persistent georeferencing of geospatial imagery. GeoMarc extends an organization's data across the geospatial enterprise, helping manage and share geospatial intelligence. GeoMarc is available as an extension to ArcGIS Desktop 9.2 products and can be integrated into Esri's server software products—ArcGIS Server, ArcIMS, and ArcGIS Image Server.

MapLogic Corporation MapLogic Layout Manager is a tool for creating map books and storing multiple layouts in ArcGIS 9.2. This extension changes ArcMap into a multilayout environment. Each layout can have its own paper size, print settings, layers, and elements (scale bars, north arrows, text boxes, legends, etc.). MapLogic Layout Manager also adds all the functionality needed to create complete map books from within ArcMap. Map series (maps that span multiple pages), locator maps (highlighting the location of the current page), key maps (overview maps with page numbers), series text (text that changes from page to page), and series indexes (indexes of roads, hospitals, schools, or any other features) are all automated by the extension. MapLogic Layout Manager is used by many organizations to create atlases for E911, environmental planning, tourism, utility management, and other purposes.

MRO Software
Maximo Asset Management software, developed by MRO Software, an IBM Company, consists of six systems that enable companies to successfully manage assets. To geospatially enable Maximo, ArcGIS Server 9.2 technology was embedded. ArcObjects–Java components provide functionality designed to extend and enhance the ability to create, track, capture, search, and analyze work- and asset management-related information through visual displays and visual interaction for any Maximo resource from a geospatial perspective, including assets, locations, work orders, and service requests. IBM is developing a solution for IBM Maximo, based upon ArcGIS Server 9.2, that enables a seamless user experience with a map-based user interface, tight data integration, and service-oriented architecture technology. Companies and organizations using Maximo benefit from productivity improvements by enabling data to be visualized, managed, and analyzed geospatially and graphically.

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