Fort Collins, Colo., June 5, 2002 — Geosystems has partnered with Miner & Miner to develop business in Latin America. This partnership will continue to offer enterprise GIS solutions to electric, gas and water/wastewater utilities around the region. Geosystems is a leading provider of applied Geo-spatial solutions.
As such, they specialize in the implementation of turnkey and customized services to suit specific client needs. They also offer integrated solutions using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Satellite Images Processing, and Global Positioning Systems (GPS).
Geosystems, located in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, is an exclusive distributor for ESRI, and other companies producing state-of-the-art tools for data acquisition, analysis and display of geographic information. Geosystems’ services include consulting, customer service, technical support, and on-site training for all their line of products.
“Geosystems and Miner & Miner will make an excellent team in their focus on Latin American market of utilities. We believe that together we can provide excellent products and services in a customized way, with engineers that understand business and the culture of Latin American companies and people,” said Carlos Vidal, Executive Director at Geosystems.
Miner & Miner and Geosystems are already working jointly on a project in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Cooperativa Rural de Electricidad (CRE) serves 400,000 electric customers and has successfully implemented ArcFM 8.1. Certified Geosystems’ professionals offer product support and customer service for Miner & Miner’s products.
Qualified engineers and technicians provide on-site training and on-the-spot support in response to specific client needs. Geosystems team members are constantly updating their skills and product knowledge by transferring technology at the manufacturers’ sites.
Lorgio Quevedo, Geosystems’ engineer, for example, has been certified as a trainer by Miner & Miner and has conducted the training in Spanish for the CRE project. Geosystems is also responsible for the Spanish translation of the ArcFM software and data model that was recently implemented at CRE. As part of this partnership Geosystems will also be translating product literature to Spanish.
“Our intention is to help Miner & Miner develop business in Latin America and to provide them with professionals in the required areas. We are also interested in specializing our professionals in Miner & Miner products in order to be the best option for Miner & Miner in Latin America,” stated Vidal.
“Geosystems has shown a strong initiative to develop the resources needed to implement, train, and win projects in Latin America. Those resources include developing Project Managers, Senior Analysts, and Analysts to support utility related projects. They have also taken the steps necessary to begin providing technical support to other Miner & Miner business partners throughout the region,” explained Chris Cirillo, Gerente Comercial for Miner & Miner in Latin America.
“As a result Miner & Miner has used Geosystems personnel to support projects outside of Bolivia. The first case has been in Cuenca, Ecuador where Geosystems has provided the project’s technical lead position.”
The ArcFM Suite of products from Miner & Miner provides utility users with productivity tools that support the way the industry uses and manages data in the modern competitive marketplace. Miner & Miner has created a product line directed at an enterprise-wide solution for utilities of all sizes which includes:
“- ArcFM: a powerful collection of tools for managing, modeling, and editing facility and landbase data in an enterprise system.
“- Designer: an integrated design environment for preparing construction work sketches and job cost estimates and an automated means to update the baseline corporate GIS database.
“- ArcFM Viewer: a high-performance, cost-effective query and display desktop tool based on ArcView 8.1.
“- Conduit System Management: an integrated set of tools and dialogs to add, annotate, and maintain the underground infrastructure of the utility network system.
“- DistOps: an ArcFM-based interface to popular interactive network analysis tools from third parties such as CYME, Milsoft, PTI, and Advantica Stoner’s SynerGEE.
“- Responder: a desktop trouble-call management and dispatch system that operates in a high-performance distributed architecture.
For nearly a decade, Geosystems has provided an extensive range of creative solutions in engineering, surveying, mapping, and information technology to private and public clients. Geosystems provides a broad range of products and services for the telecommunications, oil and mining industry, forestry management, and GIS & utility infrastructure management. For more information please visit www.geosystems.cc
About Miner & Miner
Miner & Miner (M&M) is a developer and implementer of GIS software for utilities. M&M’s ArcFM suite of products and services assist electric, gas, water, and wastewater utilities in increasing productivity, lowering costs, and improving services by allowing them to effectively manage spatial information. For more information, please visit www.miner.com.
For more than 30 years, ESRI has been a developer of GIS software with more than 300,000 clients worldwide. ESRI also provides consulting, implementation, and technical support services. ESRI can be found on the Web at www.esri.com.