Geosoft awarded ESRI Business Partner of the Year

Geosoft, a leader in geoscience software and solutions, was selected by ESRI as a 2007 Business Partner of the Year.  The award is presented each year to a select group of ESRI business partners worldwide in recognition of outstanding contributions to the geographic information systems (GIS) industry and to the success of the ESRI Business Partner Program.

“This award is a testament to the success of our partnership with ESRI,” said Troy Wilson, VP Marketing, Geosoft. “It validates Geosoft’s continued leadership in providing solutions that utilize ESRI’s ArcGIS software for the mining and geoscience markets. We are committed to supporting geoscientists with faster, better ways to discover and integrate their data for optimal decision-making.” 

The partnership between Geosoft and ESRI leverages Geosoft’s industry experience and robust workflows for managing and analyzing large earth datasets within ESRI’s GIS platform. Geosoft’s innovative Target for ArcGIS software is a subsurface geology extension to ArcGIS which simplifies and extends visualization and analysis of subsurface drillhole and borehole data within ESRI’s GIS environment.

Troy Wilson, VP Marketing (left) and Jeff Hoedeman Director, Strategic Alliances & Partnerships (right) accept the 2007 ESRI Business Partner of the Year Award on behalf of Geosoft. Presenting the award is Jack Dangermond, president and founder of ESRI.

A new collaboration announced by both companies in March this year, will focus on the delivery of integrated software and data management solutions for the global mining and geosciences sector.  The collaboration will result in a scalable and interoperable software platform that improves the availability and integration of geoscientific data for successful earth exploration and discovery.

“This award honours and recognizes the strong and long lasting relationship that exists between Geosoft and ESRI Canada,” said John Houweling, Regional Manager, Ontario, ESRI Canada. “Geosoft is working closely with ESRI Inc. and ESRI Canada to build a strategic partnership in the global mining space.”

Geosoft’s commitment to software innovation for the geosciences dates back to the company’s inception in 1986. The company has grown to be a global, earth data solutions leader with offices on all five continents. Geosoft ranks among the top 150 software companies in Canada, providing software and services in over 100 countries around the world. Geosoft’s global exploration solutions enable simple and natural access to data; efficient and collaborative knowledge development; and sharing with others. The company aims to harness the power of technology, service and workflow innovation to accelerate knowledge development for successful earth exploration and discovery.

Since 1969, ESRI has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, ESRI software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide. 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.