GIS SOLUTIONS APPOINTED SOLE DISTRIBUTOR FOR THE WORLD’S LARGEST GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS VENDOR, Esri.
GIS Solutions (Pvt) Ltd has been appointed as the exclusive authorized distributor for Esri Inc. Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS technology, Esri software is used in more than300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, many governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world’s mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms.
GIS Solutions Limited plans to market the ArcGIS product line in Sri Lanka to a growing market. “ Among our local customers are different Government agencies, local Government authorities, Survey & Mapping, Environment & Forestry, Disaster Management, Urban Development, Land Use Planning, Defense, Census & Statistics, Transportation, Utility Boards such as Water, Electricity & Telecommunications and Universities and Educations Institutions who require specialized know-how we would be able to provide.” Says Mr Kavinda Mahawedage – Head of Marketing for the Group.
The Esri software is recognized as a revolutionary product that provides unique services to the market in today’s technology driven world. With Esri, financial institutions such as banks can preview a property and its location, amenities available and accessibility etc before giving out a loan against that property.
“The application of our software portfolio enhances the potential of leading sectors in the economy.” adds Mr Mahawedage.
GIS Solutions plans to establish a dealer network to strengthen and reinforce the Esri range in Sri Lanka. What is on offer will be available on cloud as well, he reiterates, making accessibility and availability easier for the users.
There is a long felt need for this kind of highly specialized software which enables real time management of geographical data and empowers institutions to take accurate and timely decisions, adds Mr Mahawedage. He also added, “All Sri Lankan universities are now teaching GIS Technology and some have also commenced MSc courses in Geomatics. These graduates use GIS analysis to determine areas best for agriculture, plan roads and infrastructure and help mitigate natural disasters. With Esri, they will be able to solve problems and take critical decisions that shape Sri Lanka in the decades to come.”
GIS Solutions plans to work with key stakeholders in areas that would benefit from usage of geographical information systems software – Mr Mahawedage says that the institutions engaged in mapping and disaster management services, among others, would benefit tremendously from using such software.
“We have the right resources and management capacity to provide support for high end specialized software platforms at GIS Solutions” adds Mr Mahawedage.
Craig Pitman, Technical Advisor for Esri for Asia Pacific, says “We are proud to deliver many terabytes of maps and high-resolution imagery, for free, to everyone through ArcGIS.com. We’ve already done the hard work of finding, downloading and serving this – so that Sri Lanka can concentrate on the GIS it needs.
Many government and commercial organisations who are concerned about the costs of hardware and networking can use cloud services to deliver GIS both to the public and within their organisation. This means that they pay only for the storage and processing they need from day to day, and leave the hard work to highly qualified infrastructure personnel. adds Craig Pitman
Esri is very excited to be here in Colombo this week for the announcement of our new exciting partnership with GIS Solutions. The timing of GIS Solutions becoming our distributors could not have come at a better time in Sri Lanka. The massive investments to improve the countries infrastructure, and to support an exploding economy is supported with GIS technology in government, education, and commercial industry. Customers use this technology to share, collaborate, and provide transparency to Sri Lankan citizens, and in doing so, make the country a global success says Mike Quin, Manager, Asia Pacific Strategic Business Development of Esri.
G I S Solutions is a newly formed company, a subsidiary of the Just In Time Group, a leading system Integrator in the country. GIS Solutions plans to venture into all areas of Geographic Information systems island wide. With the country developing at a rapid speed, the company sees great potential for further opportunities.
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