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TouchShare, Inc. Joins the Esri Partner Network to Improve GIS Collaboration and Visualization Among Esri Users

PASADENA, CA--(Marketwired - April 11, 2014) - TouchShare (formerly known as TouchTable, Inc.), the leader in next-generation geospatial collaboration solutions, is proud to announce its designation as an Esri Silver Tier Partner. Through this partnership, Esri, the market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, and TouchShare, look to enhance the way in which corporations and organizations discuss, share, analyze and visualize GIS data among distributed teams.

"This is an exciting step for TouchShare," said Bob Pette, TouchShare CEO. "Since the origins of our first geospatial collaboration system, named the TouchTable, Esri has been rooted in our collaboration architecture. Now, as an Esri Silver Tier Partner, we look forward to working with Esri to develop superior solutions that redefine collaboration, communication and understanding during briefings, planning, and critical situations." 

"This expanded relationship will benefit both companies' significant customer base in the government, defense, intelligence, emergency management, and energy industries, as well as the broader GIS community," said Esri president Jack Dangermond. "Mobile, desktop and 3D collaborative environments are enabling seamless real-time geospatial data sharing and interaction across an enterprise. We are pleased to partner with TouchShare."

This announcement marks a solid step in implementing TouchShare's roadmap with future developments that integrate with Web Mapping Services such as ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS for Server and other open datasets. Full integration with Esri solutions will be available in two upcoming product releases, a web browser application, named Mobile Access, and a new 3D client that enables unique visualization and analysis of geospatial workflows with pinpoint accuracy. During the Esri International User Conference (UC), TouchShare will debut its new 3D collaboration client alongside Mobile Access and its concept iOS app, Content Exchange. These three applications are the first of many that will revolutionize the way in which GIS users collectively share and make decisions using geospatial information.

"Effective collaboration should involve all your people and tap into all your senses," said Bob Pette. "With the exponential growth in volume and variety of data, we're surrounded by information yet starving for insights. TouchShare addresses this challenge by giving everyone the ability to filter and fuse the 'right' data to make the 'right' decision so teams can more quickly determine a plan of action. As a Gold Sponsor for the Esri Partner Conference, Developer Summit and upcoming Esri UC, we look forward to being part of an exceptional group of GIS innovators that push the development envelope."

About TouchShare

TouchShare, Inc. designs, develops and integrates the industry's leading geospatial collaboration solutions that enable teams to visualize, interact, manipulate, and share data from any device, anywhere, to bring clarity to complex situations. With customers in the Defense and Intelligence, Energy, Public Safety, Homeland Security, Telecommunications and Health and Human Services fields, the TouchShare family of products provide a rich environment for collaboration through intuitive interactivity, high definition 3D visualization, and data fusion. TouchShare is headquartered in Pasadena, California. Learn more at http://www.touchshare.com or [email protected].

About Esri

Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS technology, 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 esri.com/news.

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