More than 1,700 value-added resellers, developers, consultants, and data providers 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 the Esri Web site (www.esri.com/partners).
Geoscape International Inc.
Geoscape International Inc.'s data offerings, which can be used with Esri's GIS software, include Geoscape Intelligence Systems, DirecTarget Systems, solutions, and lists along with data products for destinations throughout the globe. Among these products are American Marketscape DataStream, a geodemographic database for companies seeking accurate data representing the diversity of cultures and lifestyles in the U.S. Base Latin América, Base Europe, and Base Asia Pacifica. The market intelligence services include Retail Target, Media Target, and DirecTarget, which are designed to provide innovative and practical fuel for business decision making.
ORBIMAGE is a leading global provider of earth imagery products and services, with digital remote- sensing satellites and an integrated worldwide image receiving, processing, and distribution network. In addition to the high-resolution OrbView-3 satellite, ORBIMAGE operates the OrbView-2 ocean and land multispectral imaging satellite and the SeaStar Fisheries Information Service, which provides maps derived from essential oceanographic information to aid in commercial fishing. ORBIMAGE also produces value-added imagery products and provides advanced photogrammetric engineering services at its St. Louis facility. The company distributes its products directly to the U.S. government for national security and related mapping applications. Commercial sales are handled through a worldwide network of value-added resellers, regional distributors, sales agents, and select strategic partners.
Idealsoft, Inc., Asvaco
Idealsoft, Inc., Asvaco has developed the Asvaco Computer Assessment Tool (ACAT), which is designed to work with ArcView, ArcGIS Desktop, and 3D modeling. ACAT is a geocentric solution for homeland security, national response plans, national incident management, incident command systems, virtual investigations, vulnerability assessments, research and development, and commercial applications. Asvaco is cited in the Office of Domestic Preparedness July 2003 report as a subject matter expert. ACAT has full interoperability with Microsoft Office.
Target for ArcGIS, developed by Geosoft, Inc., in Canada, is a surface and drill hole mapping extension to Esri's ArcGIS Desktop software that simplifies the visualization and analysis of subsurface geology data within a GIS environment. Built on the same technology as Geosoft's industry-leading Oasis montaj software, Target adds powerful geospatial mapping and processing capabilities to a GIS. Using Target for ArcGIS, geoscientists can view their drill hole and borehole data in plans, sections, and graphic logs within the ArcMap application of ArcGIS Desktop. They can process large volumes of data with ease and generate professional-quality maps for presentation.
Wendel Duchscherer Architects & Engineers
With an emphasis on mobile GIS and field verification planning, Wendel Duchscherer Architects & Engineers provides GIS services by developing asset management applications for utilities and municipal government, engineering, and community planning projects. It also provides customized solutions for public transportation, education, manufacturing, and health care projects. Wendel Duchscherer's GIS services include implementation planning, system configuration, application design and development, Web application development and hosting, and project management. The company utilizes the full suite of ArcGIS software, ArcIMS, and MapObjects to meet client needs.
Works Consulting LLC
Works Consulting LLC was established in 1999 with offices in the Phoenix, Arizona, area. The company consists of transportation engineers with GIS specialization for desktop and Web functions. It is primarily a provider of smart and efficient GIS-involved solutions for public road agencies. Its core competency is in linear referencing (dynamic segmentation), business process engineering, and feature inventory from terrestrial roadway photo imagery. The company uses ArcGIS (Desktop and Workstation), ArcIMS, ArcSDE, NetEngine, MapObjects, and ArcView 3 to serve state departments of transportation, federal agencies, and regional planning organizations.