Esri and QPS Strengthen Partnership to Develop Ocean Science Tools
Redlands, California—November 26, 2012—Quality Positioning Services (QPS) has signed an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with Esri, the world leader in GIS technology. The agreement enables QPS to bundle its QINSy and Fledermaus products with Esri software and provide a complete hydrographic survey, data management, and charting solution.
"This worldwide OEM agreement with Esri allows us to provide our clients with seamless access to comprehensive GIS software within a multifunctional, integrated survey software suite," said Lindsay Gee, product manager, QPS.
QPS will incorporate two of Esri’s ArcGIS applications into an end-to-end hydrographic package, QINSy Premium. One application is ArcGIS for Maritime: Bathymetry, which indexes, searches, and models bathymetric data. The other is ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting, which makes it possible to capture, maintain, and manage nautical data in a centralized database. The package will also include QINSy hydrographic data acquisition and processing software as well as Fledermaus 3D visualization and data analysis technology.
"Esri’s partnership with QPS demonstrates our commitment to support all aspects of the marine community’s work at sea, on coastal areas, and in inland waters," said Rafael Ponce, director of maritime business development, Esri.
The QINSy Premium solution will provide hydrographers, marine scientists, planners, and engineers with a seamless integrated solution for robust marine survey data collection, efficient processing, and state-of-the-art storage and distribution of data products. For more information on the QINSy Premium bundles, contact the QPS project manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
For more information about GIS for ocean management, visit esri.com/oceans.
QPS is a software house with its roots in the hydrographic and offshore industry. Software developments are focused on system integration and systems used for hydrographic surveys, seafloor mapping, and ENC production. QPS is the only software manufacturer in the world which covers the total hydrographic data flow from data acquisition through data validation and cleaning up to S-57 ENC production. QPS is seen as one of the market leaders in this field.
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 including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, 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. Visit us at www.esri.com.