As GeoDecisions approaches its 30th anniversary, there are so many moments we are proud of that really stand the test of time! During my 16-year career with our company, it’s been amazing to experience our growth, from a small group based in Central Pennsylvania to offices throughout the U.S. and in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
On a global scale, we knew in 2007 that we really needed to expand our footprint internationally. Our biggest success has come in Abu Dhabi, where we now have an office and a growing staff.
On both the international front and here at home, we look forward to meeting exciting new challenges head-on. We continue to create innovative new business solutions to support our clients as we continually earn and maintain their trust.
GIS in New Places
To highlight a few key watershed accomplishments, our IRRIS platform has really been a global changer for the U.S. military. Around for 16 years too, IRRIS is a system that I worked on as a developer initially and later as the program manager. It has helped not only support U.S Transportation Command, but the Federal Emergency Management Agency and a multitude of state and local agencies through its history. IRRIS was the launching pad for our fleet management program that had a crucial role in moving our revenue model forward. IRRIS also played a role in both the Afghanistan and Iraq campaigns, as well as helping in the relief mission for several hurricanes here in the U.S.
In addition to IRRIS, GeoDecisions worked with Esri to develop the iVision™ system in conjunction with an insurance industry partner. With iVision, insurance organizations use GIS, coupled with real-time and historic weather and natural hazard information, to help clients investigate claims and to provide an advance warning of their potential loss. Both IRRIS and iVision are examples of applying GIS technology in markets where it was not heavily used in the past.
Furthermore, our team has been driving state department of transportation (DOT) geospatial and data management innovation. We are committed to a smart business approach that includes creating top-shelf technologies and empowering non-GIS DOT users through enterprise applications such as Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Maintenance-IQ. In 2015, we developed a new PennDOT traffic data system to help handle 20 million traffic records per month.
Through the Esri platform, we also empower our partners to combine business-focused GIS data into logistic solutions through GeoDecisions Tracking. For example, we assist clients with fleet management operations following an enterprise logistics and tracking model. A hosted solution, GeoDecisions Tracking directly integrates with GIS data through ArcGIS. As a result, we use GIS data seamlessly and infuse business data with ease and simplicity.
2016 is Full of Promise
We’re in the process of building an enterprise service bus that will unify our products and provide a common capability across the platform. We’re really excited about this initiative, since it not only will provide greater capability; it will reduce our hard costs, increase our scalability, and simplify maintaining our applications.
On the business front or in the community, please stay tuned as we continue to share diverse stories, ranging from technology tidbits to an #actofkindness in your neighborhood, and all points inbetween!