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GeoDecisions has accepted an invitation to join Esri’s Partner Advisory Council, a select group of 13 business executives who were nominated and selected based on their leadership, interest, and desire to be advocates for the Esri Partner Network of more than 2,000 members.
Oct. 29, 2018 (Harrisburg, Pa.) GeoDecisions®, Gannett Fleming’s geospatial technology division, has acquired WorldView Solutions, a geographic information systems (GIS) consulting firm based in Richmond, Virginia. The acquisition, which became effective Oct. 26, 2018, expands the spatial data services that GeoDecisions provides to commercial clients as well as federal, state, and local governments.
Automated Movement and Identification Solutions (AMIS), a division of The Department of the Army, bestowed a Certificate of Appreciation to GeoDecisions®, Gannett Fleming’s geospatial technology division.
This year’s Esri UC was the best yet – with five days of more than 1,000 sessions, 450 hours of GIS training, 300 exhibitors, and almost 18,000 attendees!
GeoDecisions® sold its interest in Fishidy, Inc., a geographic information system and fishing resource for anglers, to FLIR® Systems, Inc.
GeoDecisions®, Gannett Fleming’s geospatial technology division, won the Esri Quick to Market Award during the 2018 Esri Partner Conference on March 4.
As I am flying back from this year’s Esri DevSummit, I have been thinking about all the things I learned, the people I met, and solutions I saw. One theme stood out from all others - diversity. That term seems to focus on the people of this world and our community, how we are all different. At the DevSummit, diversity was the key – not just in the people but in the solutions we are generating in the GIS arena as well.
Congratulations to the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) and the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command Transportation Engineering Agency (SDDCTEA) for a successful deployment of TGIS in mid-July.
DevSummit is cool. It’s like the Consumer Electronics Show in Last Vegas, Nevada, only for GIS geeks, with unexpected cool toys hiding in the corners. As a GeoDecisions representative during this year’s Esri Developer Summit in Palm Spring, California, from March 7-10, I experienced the latest generation of Esri’s developer tools in the big ballroom. In the smaller conference rooms, I had a blast watching folks present less mainstream projects that push the boundaries of what GIS tech can do.
The New York City Department of City Planning (DCP), in collaboration with the NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, will be launching the NYCyclist data editing web application this spring. The application will be a yearlong pilot that allows users to edit the geometry and attributes of the City's bike routes and building footprints spatial data. GeoDecisions Project Manager Caitlyn Meyer, , assisted the client with the project implementation and supported our subcontractor, Boundless, who completed the application development.
The Esri® Federal GIS Conference, or EsriFed, offered another excellent venue to learn about emerging Esri software, network, and catch up with old friends. With an estimated attendance of more than4,000, the standing-room-only plenary presentation did not disappoint.
More than 320 water professional leaders gathered in Orlando, Florida, for the third annual Esri® Water Conference. The event presented an excellent opportunity for sharing of ideas and strategies to better management of water systems. Key agenda topics included optimization of field operations, efficient data/asset collection and inventory, and planning related to climate change as highlighted below. In the plenary session, Jack Dangermond (Esri President) addressed goals regarding improving efficiencies, accomplishing projects, and facilitating science-based decision-making. Jack wanted the conference to inspire water professional leaders, and to provide greater collaboration opportunities.
GeoDecisions is currently supporting the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with its GIS strategic planning process. The Pennsylvania State Geospatial Coordinating Board (GeoBoard) sought an experienced strategic planning and facilitation firm to assist its efforts to derive a plan that guides GIS services and governance over the next three to five years. The GeoBoard’s mission is to provide advice and recommendations to the Governor and the public on geospatial interests, uniform data standards, coordination and efficiency in geospatial policy, and technology across different sectors. The GeoBoard is comprised of representatives from federal, state, and local government, in addition to utility and higher education sectors.
GeoDecisions is currently working with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and its planning partner organizations (MPOs/RPOs) to redesign and replatform its online process to capture and process forms, data, and environmental assessments related to project identification and scoping. This information and process drives the link between project planning and outreach activities and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
I attended the Esri Federal Partner Meeting last evening hosted at Esri’s Arlington, VA Development Center. It served as an excellent opportunity to hear about the latest and greatest product release details, as well as to network with my federal partner colleagues.
In an ideal geographic setting, younger children enjoyed rousing rounds of geographic “Simon Says” on the Pennsylvania Alliance for Geographic Education Giant Map of PA as older students asked astute questions about Esri® story map portfolios and digital mapping possibilities. In addition to mapping the state, the event’s diverse agenda included NASA’s “Journey to Mars” Planetarium show and a storm view of Winter Storm Jonas from space (see slide four); gallery talks with museum curators; and interactive activities to explore Pennsylvania’s history.
GeoDecisions App Suite solutions will be on display during the Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association (PMAA) Annual Conference from August 29 to August 31 at the Wyndham Grand in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In addition to GeoPlan, GeoDecisions Track, and GeoDecisions Notify demonstrations at our booth, Project Manager Jonathan Greiner will present “Advanced Public Notification Leveraging ArcGIS Online” during an afternoon educational session on August 29.
Be sure to visit GeoDecisions’ Booth No. 539 during the Esri Users Conference (UC) at the San Diego Convention Center (SDCC) from Tuesday, June 28, to Thursday, June 30, in San Diego, California.
May 31, 2016 (Middletown, Del.) In recognition of the high level of service Brian J. Smith provides to his clients and the industry, GeoDecisions’ parent company, Gannett Fleming, named him a senior associate of the firm. With more than 20 years of experience, Smith serves as a vice president, the director of commercial solutions, and the Delaware office principal with GeoDecisions, an information technology (IT) company specializing in geospatial solutions.