US: Two GIS companies, FireWhat, Inc. and Geo-Spatial Solutions, have merged to bring innovations in the field of rapid emergency response, water infrastructure and irrigation mapping solutions. The new entity, called FireWhat, will operate from three offices in the Western United States — Redding and Dunsmuir, California and Bend, Oregon.
Both companies are Silver Partners with Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) and met in the Emerging Business Startup Program offered by Esri. CEO of FireWhat, Inc., Sam Lanier, says “We’ve always attributed our success in part to Esri, but the merger of two companies from the Emerging Partner Program really underscores the value of Esri’s programs. We look forward to combining our resources and developing new and innovative solutions for our customers.”