Geosoft and ESRI Collaborate on Delivery of Global Software and Data Management Solutions for Mining and Geosciences

Scalable, interoperable software platform improves data access and integration for decision-making and discovery


March 5, 2007 – Toronto, Ontario -
Geosoft Incorporated, a leading provider of software and solutions for the geosciences industry announced today it is collaborating with ESRI, the world leader in geographic information systems (GIS) software, to deliver 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.

“With record growth within the mining and geoscience sector, we’ve seen increased customer demand for global solutions that can scale to their requirement for sharing and integrating vast amounts of data,” said Tim Dobush, CEO of Geosoft. “We are pleased to be partnering with ESRI in the delivery of integrated solutions that will increase efficiency as well as discovery potential.”

The collaboration leverages Geosoft’s industry experience and robust workflows for managing and analyzing large earth datasets and ESRI’s GIS technology platform. The joint solution will provide geoscientists with faster, better ways to find and integrate their data for knowledge development and business decision-making.

This week, Teck Cominco Ltd, a world leader in the production of zinc and metallurgical coal, became the first mining company to adopt the collaborative solution. “We selected Geosoft and ESRI technology because we saw a strong fit with our need to establish a solid data foundation, and company-wide standards for our exploration systems,” said Bob Holroyd, Director of Global Exploration Technology for Teck Cominco. “The interoperability of all our exploration software platforms is absolutely critical, and ESRI’s ArcGIS system together with Geosoft’s DAP data server technology, Target and Oasis montaj applications, gives us everything we need within one solution.”

”Our relationship with Geosoft reflects our commitment to helping global mining companies like Teck Cominco develop an enterprise spatial data management platform with strong analytical capabilities provided by an integrated set of workflow oriented products from both companies. We are thrilled to announce this strategic relationship with Geosoft and honored by the opportunity to jointly serve Teck Cominco in their forward looking strategy to integrate technology platforms for improved workflow support,” said Geoff Wade, Natural Resource Industries Leader for ESRI.

For more information on Geosoft and ESRI Global Solutions, contact John Mertl, Executive Director of Geosoft’s Global Solutions Group, at Email Contact.

About Geosoft Inc. – www.geosoft.com

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 in 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. We harness the power of technology, service and workflow innovation to accelerate knowledge development for successful earth exploration and discovery.

About ESRI

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.


Media Enquiries
Carmela Burns, Geosoft Inc.
Tel: +1.416.369.0111, extension 351
Email Contact

Karen Hurlbut, ESRI
Tel: +1.909.793.2853, extension 1582
press@esri.com



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