ikeGPS is changing the way the world is measured, utilizing its cloud software and smart laser measurement solutions to capture, analyze and manage asset information.
ikeGPS Recognized at the 2019 Esri Partner Conference
One year after announcing the integration of Spike with Esri’s Survey123 for ArcGIS®, ikeGPS was awarded the Improving Field Operations Award at the 2019 Esri Partner Conference. Spike with Survey123 is an easy and affordable mobile field data collection solution ideal for the novice to immediate field user, and has been deployed by federal, state, and local government agencies.
This integrated solution has helped to address the Achilles’ Heel of the geospatial industry – mobile field data collection projects. The Esri® user community now has a complete end-to-end mobile field solution that is easy to use, cost effective, and generates a high ROI. In addition, rich data can now be collected by non-surveyors and engineers, enabling a larger workforce to complete projects.
To find out how Survey123 for ArcGIS with Spike can be used by your organization, visit ikegps.com/esri-survey123/
The below release has been made by Esri:
Esri Recognizes Companies for Exceptional Achievement at Partner Conference
Awards Granted for Outstanding Use of GIS Software During Annual Gathering
REDLANDS, Calif.—March 4, 2019—Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, honored select partners for their extraordinary application of GIS software. These Esri partners were recognized at Sunday morning’s Plenary Session during the annual Esri Partner Conference in Palm Springs, California. The award winners are partner companies from the global Esri Partner Network that have demonstrated innovative and creative ways to solve today’s greatest challenges, using geospatial analytics tools.
“The members of our partner network represent almost every industry, from nearly every country across the globe,” said Jack Dangermond, Esri founder and president. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to provide recognition to those partners that have gone above and beyond to apply GIS to some of the toughest issues our customers face today, and lay the groundwork for a brighter future.”
The awards, and the Esri partners being distinguished, include the following:
Delivering Release Ready Solutions Award—Schneider Electric provides digital transformation of energy management and automation in homes, buildings, data centers, and infrastructure.
Delivering Solutions with ArcGIS Award—GPS-it is an established aerial farm mapping and software development company, providing high-quality customized geospatial solutions.
Driving Enterprise Platform Adoption Award—con terra integrates Geo-IT into business processes across entire organizations in a diverse set of markets.
Energizing the Market with a Bundle Award—Eos Positioning Systems provides affordable, high-accuracy Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers for use with any device, offering real-time positioning that integrates with mobile workflows.
Expanding into the Cloud Award—3-GIS develops and delivers cloud-based fiber network management solutions to support all parts of the value chain of planning, designing, building, managing, and knowing fiber networks.
Going Global by Going Local Award—Cityworks | Azteca Systems builds and delivers solutions that help organizations maintain smart, safe, and resilient communities by streamlining the care of public infrastructure and property, as well as permitting processes.
Growing with Mapping and Location Intelligence Award—DataCapable offers unique solutions for event detection, interactive maps, analysis, and outreach for organizations of all sizes and sectors to engage digital customers.
Improving Field Operations Award—ikeGPS Group provides a smart laser measurement solution for geospatial applications, allowing users to measure objects such as building features, signage, environments, disaster sites, and natural features simply by capturing a photo.
Maximizing ArcGIS in Service Offerings Award—Dewberry leverages deep subject matter expertise and technology to deliver innovative services to solve complex challenges and transform communities.
Predicting Outcomes Award—Fracta uses machine learning to deliver advanced analytics through a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution to assess complex issues such as the Likelihood of Failure (LOF) in a water main pipe segment.
Realizing Virtual Objects Award—Meemim empowers users to experience virtual objects as if they were part of the real world by combining GIS technology with augmented reality to display infrastructure (pipes, lines, cables, and other assets) in the field and in real time.
Telling Stories with Maps Award—Datastory helps businesses make better decisions, offering sophisticated data analysis and insight and combining this with narrative text and images to harness the power of maps and geography.
The Esri Partner Network is an ecosystem of organizations working together to ensure the continued success of customers using the ArcGIS platform. Esri partners offer products and services that range from configured apps to COTS products and custom-built solutions, to complete ArcGIS enterprise implementations that help customers realize the potential of location intelligence technology.
The Esri Partner Conference was held March 2–4 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The conference is an annual gathering where members of the partner community collaborate and network, hear about Esri’s vision and new opportunities, build business relationships, learn from Esri experts, and discover the latest technology and solutions in the GIS field.
To learn more about the Esri Partner Network, visit esri.com/en-us/about/esri-partner-network/overview.
Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping, offers the most powerful geospatial cloud available. Since 1969, Esri has helped customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Today, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations including the world’s largest cities, most national governments, 75 percent of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri engineers the most advanced solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics. Visit us at esri.com.
Press release as posted to Esri’s website can be viewed here.
ikeGPS (IKE) today announced the appointment of Bill Morrow as a non-executive director.
Bill joins IKE most recently from nbn co., where he was its Chief Executive Officer leading the development and deployment of the Australian government’s National Broadband Network during which time it connected 6.5 million homes and businesses to the network and grew annualised revenue from $60 million to $2 billion.
Bill brings global business experience from positions across the communications, fibre and electric utility markets, and has extensive operating experience deploying distribution network infrastructure. Bill’s past roles include:
- CEO of Pacific Gas & Electric Co. in San Francisco, U.S.A, one the the largest investor-owned electric utilities in North America,
- CEO of Vodafone Europe,
- President of Vodafone KK Japan,
- CEO of Clearwire Corporation, in Seattle, U.S.A.,
- CEO of Vodafone Hutchison Australia.
Bill also has considerable governance experience. Among other directorships he served as a non-executive board member for eight years at Broadcom Inc, one of the world’s largest semi-conductor companies and as a non-executive board member at Openwave Inc, a pioneer of the Mobile Internet.
Comments on the News:
“Throughout my executive career I’ve experienced first-hand the challenges associated with assessing and deploying distribution networks. IKE has delivered some real proof points in the U.S. market to date addressing these customer problems. I’ve engaged with Glenn over the past 12 months and believe that the company’s potential is significant, particularly given its transition to IKE Analyze. I’m excited to join the IKE team,” said Bill Morrow.
“I’m thrilled to have an executive of Bill’s caliber join us as we go to the next level” said Glenn Milnes, Chief Executive Officer of IKE. “Bill’s experience aligns closely with IKE’s targeted industry and geographic customers, and our broader goal to become the standard pole record in North America via IKE Analyze. We’re delighted to have him join the IKE Board” said Milnes.
“Bill is a great fit for IKE. He has deep international experience across the communications, fiber and electric utility markets – leading some of the largest infrastructure businesses and also building technology companies addressing these markets.” said Rick Christie, Chairman of IKE.
Bill Morrow was most recently CEO of nbn co., the 5,000-person company building Australia's universal broadband network. During his time at nbn co., the business had 14 consecutive quarters exceeding target, connected 6.5 million homes to the network, grew annualised revenue from $60 million to $2 billion, and lifted the company’s customer engagement score from the 40s to the 70s - putting it in the top quartile of Australian companies.
Bill is known for his global expertise leading complex turnarounds and in building communications and infrastructure start-ups. His industry experience spans fixed line broadband services, fixed wireless, mobile wireless, and gas and electric utilities. Prior to nbn co., Bill served as CEO of Vodafone Hutchison Australia in Sydney, CEO of Clearwire Corporation in Seattle, CEO of Pacific Gas & Electric Co. in San Francisco, CEO of Vodafone Europe, and President of Vodafone KK in Japan. Bill began his commercial career as an Electrical Engineer with Pacific Bell in the U.S.
Bill also has considerable governance experience, serving as a non-executive board member for eight years at Broadcom Inc. - one of the world’s largest semi-conductor companies, and at Openwave Inc. - the pioneer of the Mobile Internet, among others.
Bill champions organisational culture and is passionate about diversity and inclusion – both in the community and in the workplace. Being a veteran of the U.S. Navy, Bill has maintained his love of the water and the outdoors. He likes to keep fit and believes in “doing something every day to make tomorrow better than yesterday”. He is based in Sydney, Australia and San Francisco, USA.
The Colorado Department of Transportation was an early adopter of the integration between Spike and Esri’s Survey123 for ArcGIS®. CDOT’s initial project was a signage inventory project, where they needed to measure over two thousand signs. Using their old method of laptops and pen and paper, this would have taken them months. By switching to an end-to-end mobile solution of tablets equipped with Spike and Survey123, they reduced their inventory collection times from months to minutes.
Today, CDOT has over 25 Spike units deployed in the field with tablets and Survey123, and plan for a larger rollout in the near future. Field teams are using Spike for other projects, including facilities management and environmental quality.
“We deployed Spike with the Survey123 for ArcGIS® app to measure and collect the dimension of objects, such as our signage and facilities. Using Spike and Survey123 with our iPads reduces time in the field spent collecting assets, and is not only easy to operate, but highly efficient for data collection.”
– Roberto Avila, Ph.D., GIS Applications & Data Services Unit Manager, Colorado Department of Transportation
Watch this video interview with CDOT, which was recorded by Esri during the 2018 Esri Developer Summit: