TORONTO - March 23, 2010 - ESRI Canada congratulates Canadian business partners Geosoft and Latitude Geographics for receiving the 2010 ESRI International Partner of the Year Awards. The awards recognize outstanding partner achievements in sales, product development and advancing ESRI geographic information system (GIS) technology into key markets. The awards were given on March 21 at the 2010 ESRI Business Partner Conference in Palm Springs, California.
"Our partner network adds significant value to the products and services we provide," said Alex Miller, President, ESRI Canada. "Their innovation and industry expertise help us address our customers' specialized needs. We thank this year's winners for their dedication and focus on leveraging ESRI technology to develop applications that help users achieve their business objectives."
Geosoft is a Toronto-based provider of earth mapping and exploration software. The company resells ESRI software and develops vertical-focused applications that use, embed and extend the functionality of ESRI technology. Geoscientists around the world use its applications to efficiently manage, visualize and interpret exploration data. Geosoft software and solutions improve knowledge development and support decision making for successful subsurface exploration within mining, energy and the earth sciences. A longstanding ESRI Business Partner, Geosoft was also the ESRI International Partner of the Year in 2007.
"ESRI's stable platform and comprehensive GIS functionality help us to deliver powerful applications that meet the most complex needs of customers in mining and earth sciences," said Louis Racic, Product Management Director, Geosoft. "Enabling earth explorers to work more efficiently with their data and projects within GIS is an important focus for Geosoft. This award validates our commitment to continually improving exploration workflows within ESRI's ArcGIS."
Latitude Geographics, based in Victoria, develops and provides the Geocortex software suite that enables organizations to create and deliver effective Web-based GIS and mapping applications using ESRI technology. Built on and designed specifically for ArcGIS Server, Geocortex helps customers in numerous industries worldwide maximize their investment in ESRI's server solutions by creating application features and management capabilities that add compelling value to core ESRI technology.
"ESRI has made great strides in advancing GIS to facilitate broader sharing of geographic information over the Internet," said Steven Myhill-Jones, President and CEO, Latitude Geographics. "We are honoured by this recognition and look forward to further strengthening our partnership with ESRI to help more organizations accelerate their development of world-class Web mapping applications."
For more information about the ESRI Business Partner Program, visit: http://www.esricanada.com/EN_partner/1163.asp.
About ESRI Canada
Founded in 1984, ESRI Canada provides enterprise geographic information system (GIS) solutions that empower businesses, governments and educational institutions to make timely, informed and mission critical decisions by leveraging the power of geography. The company distributes the world's leading GIS software from ESRI, Telvent Miner & Miner, Azteca Systems and other technology partners. Headquartered in Toronto, the company serves over 10,000 customers from 16 regional offices across Canada. Information about ESRI Canada can be found at http://www.esricanada.com/.
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