A-Prime adds functionality to ArcGIS platform

A-Prime adds functionality to ArcGIS platform


Denver, USA, September 12, 2007: Scott David, Vice President of DPRA, announced the launch of a new division of the company, called A-Prime Software. A-Prime will provide enhancement technologies that address the limitations of the current ArcGIS ESRI platform used by the GIS community.

A-Prime’s pilot product, CrossView Earth Surfaces, provides detailed cross-section views of the earth’s surface and sub-surfaces to GIS users worldwide. A simple and intuitive platform, CrossView is also the first among many wizard-based upgrades to the ArcGIS platforms that A-Prime Software has planned for the future.

To eliminate the time exhausting process of using outside software like AutoCAD, Earthvision, or Illustrator to achieve cross-section detail for topographic, geologic and hydrologic profile visualizations, A-Prime developed unique technologies to assist with their outreach, production management, and data analysis that work directly within the ESRI platform.

Further, the new software creates a single workflow for a single GIS analyst so there was no need to hand off projects in-progress to outside teams. Cumulatively, these capabilities created savings in time and money while providing attractive, near real-time access to cross-section details that used to take needless man-hours to obtain.

“ESRI’s the definitely the gold standard for traditional mapping needs; our tech simply upgrades its quality,” says A-Prime Vice President Scott David. “For example, our new CrossView plug-in now let’s GIS users create stunning cross sections diagrams or profile views directly within the ArcGIS platform to give more intimate and robust information about terrains and subsurfaces. And since we’re GIS professionals engineering software for other GIS professionals, we’ve paid close attention to the flexibility and functionality we all need to work faster and more cost effectively,” David adds.