Canada: Teck Resources has selected ESRI as its platform for building a global enterprise GIS. Teck is a Vancouver based mining company. It operates 13 mines in Canada, United States, Chile and Peru, and has active exploration projects in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and Africa. Through a three-year enterprise license agreement (ELA), Teck will deploy ESRI technology throughout the organisation to support the company’s exploration projects, diverse business units and numerous operations.
The announcement stated that Teck’s spatial data management focusses on geological compilations, topographical modelling, mineral resource targeting, asset management, 3D visualisation and environmental analysis. Recognising the opportunity to utilise a number of advanced analytical tools in conjunction with the significant time savings and efficiencies from using GIS, Teck wanted to extend the system to users in all departments across multiple jurisdictions.
“Businesses are increasingly moving towards enterprise GIS deployments to improve their operations and achieve economies of scale,” said James Wickson, Vice President of Sales and Professional Services, ESRI Canada. “Through our enterprise license programme, customers can affordably expand their use of ESRI technology to implement a full enterprise GIS that will increase collaboration and enable their entire organisation to leverage the power of geography.”
Source: GPS World