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Winter 2005/2006

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Esri Business Partners Provide Data, Software, and Services Solutions

More than 2,000 value-added resellers, developers, consultants, data providers, and Authorized Training Program 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 a few of these partners and the data, software, and services they provide. For a complete list and description of partners' offerings, visit the Esri Web site (


3n (National Notification Network)
3n's InstaCom GIS enables users to distribute targeted communications to businesses and residences in a designated geographic area. By typing or recording a message, then identifying a target geographic region on a map, subscribers can contact thousands of residents or business owners within the selected region in minutes. InstaCom GIS integrates the 3n notification engine with address-to-phone-directory mapping data that can be uploaded from local telephone companies and intelligent street centerline data from Tele Atlas/TomTom. It then leverages ArcGIS to geographically select an area and dial all the telephone numbers within the specified region.

Coulter Mapping Solutions, Inc.
CMSDialog is an extension that allows users to design forms used for coding and display of feature information in ArcGIS 8.x/9.x, ArcGIS Engine, and ArcView 3.x. Forms are designed using drag-and-drop operations and include standard windows editing objects, such as drop-down lists, tab sheets, check boxes, radio groups, date pickers, and hyperlinks. Local default coding of attributes speeds data entry. CMSDialog works with all Esri databases, including geodatabases, shapefiles, and coverages. A free 30-day evaluation is available on the Web site.


Earth Analytic, Inc.
Earth Analytic, Inc., is a GIS and archaeological consulting firm that utilizes the entire ArcGIS suite to enable custom GIS solutions for a variety of natural and cultural resource interests. The company provides a broad spectrum of mapping, geospatial analysis, archaeological consulting, and environmental services for scientists, planners, land managers, conservation groups, utility companies, and government agencies. Recent projects supported by the ArcGIS 9.x geoprocessing framework include archaeological investigations and hydrological modeling at Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico, conservation value analysis of the Galisteo Basin in New Mexico, and an archaeological potential model for the state of Vermont.

The Vancouver, Washington, office of ENTRIX, Inc. (formerly known as Northwest Economic Associates), is a natural resource economic GIS consulting office formed in 1977. The company's expertise is often applied to land-use and recreation planning, water resource planning, forestry, socioeconomic analysis, and environmental assessment/Environmental Impact Statement preparation, as well as technical writing, editing, and exhibit preparation. Its GIS staff members use the most current versions of ArcGIS—ArcInfo and ArcView. ENTRIX often works in multidisciplinary team settings that include hydrologists, engineers, soil and crop scientists, and biologists to successfully complete projects for clients.


WhiteStar Corporation
WhiteStar offers one-stop shopping for high-quality cartographic products, including orthophotoimagery, culture data (roads, rivers, creeks, etc.), township and range information, well locations, well production data, and digital elevation data. The company is focused on customer requirements and customer satisfaction using Esri software solutions to provide the highest-quality solutions.

Tele Atlas/TomTom North America
Tele Atlas/TomTom is a leading provider of digital maps and dynamic location content for a variety of navigation, location-based services, and geospatial products and database solutions. Tele Atlas/TomTom is an Esri Corporate Alliance Partner and provides datasets formatted for ArcInfo, ArcView, and ArcSDE software. Tele Atlas/TomTom provides geographic data for numerous Esri products, including StreetMap, Data & Maps CD, ArcLogistics Route, ArcWeb Services, ArcGIS Business Analyst, BusinessMAP, RouteMAP IMS, Route Server Data Pack, and ArcPad StreetMap.

See also "Plans Being Finalized for 2006 Esri Worldwide Business Partner Conference."

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