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eSpatial and CH2M Hill’s ESS announce partner agreement to deliver geospatial solutions jointly

Dublin, Ireland, 25 October 2006 – eSpatial, an Enterprise Geospatial software and technology company and CH2M HILL, a geospatial consulting organization, have announced a strategic partnership to jointly deliver Enterprise Strength Geographic Information Systems (GIS) solutions and hosted offerings. The partnership will concentrate initially on the US market, primarily in the utilities sector and will extend to Europe and the UK.

This agreement enables the two companies to form a comprehensive framework to exploit commercial opportunities. eSpatial, together with CH2M HILL, can offer targeted GeoSpatial Solutions to different industry verticals, such as Government Information, Utilities, Land Management and Transportation. eSpatial and CH2M HILL will deliver iSMART-based web delivered solutions that can integrate within existing line of business systems. Solutions will be offered as specific end customer installations or as hosted “Software As Service” offerings.

CH2M HILL’s Enterprise Spatial Solutions (ESS) business offers spatial solutions integration and consulting expertise, providing spatial solutions to both public and private organizations. The CH2M HILL ESS team of 500 GIS and IT specialists design, customize, and fully integrate the visualization power of spatial technology with all location-related corporate information systems including supply chain management, enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), logistics, and asset management.

eSpatial’s iSMART product supports a number of deployment models, which includes Pure Web and Customized Client within a scalable, role-based and secure environment. The architectural features delivered with iSMART address standard IT requirements for the deployment of enterprise business applications. iSMART provides an ideal enterprise grade hosted services delivery platform for geospatial applications. Delivered applications and services can also be provided to conform to the Open GeoSpatial Consortium (OGC) Web Services standards.

– About CH2M HILL
Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, USA, employee-owned CH2M HILL is a global firm providing engineering, construction, operations, and related technical services to public and private clients. The firm’s work is concentrated in the areas of transportation, water, energy, environment, communications, construction, and industrial facilities. CH2M HILL has more than 14,500 employees in 200 offices worldwide. For more, visit www.ch2m.com/ess.

– About eSpatial
eSpatial, founded in Dublin, Ireland and with offices in the USA, is a company into enterprise strength spatial information management technology. Its spatial environment, iSMART, in conjunction with Oracle Spatial, provides a platform for scalable and secure spatially enabled applications in a standard enterprise IT environment. eSpatial’s technology is used in area of IT including Public Sector, Defense, Telecommunications and Utility organizations.