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Selling Organizational Change Management Internally

June 30, 2021 By: Chris Spencer

When discussing Organizational Change Management (OCM), an organization leader may vocalize concern regarding what value the business will receive from adding OCM to their project scope. This conversation most likely…

Why upgrade to ArcGIS 10.8.1? – A City of Gastonia Case Study

Esri’s ArcGIS Desktop 10.2.1 was officially released on January 7, 2014. At the same time, I was just starting my initial tenure with SSP Innovations as employee Number 12. Much…

SSP Shark Tank

Since starting with SSP over four years ago, I’ve been fortunate to work alongside some of the brightest minds in our industry. The likes of which, have been in this…

A Case for User Acceptance Testing

SAT also known as Site Acceptance Testing (and often used interchangeably with System Acceptance Testing), can often be a repeat of Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) test cases. Often enough, it’s…

Making a Case for Moving Your GIS to the Cloud

June 6, 2021 By: Phil Dunn

If your organization has been discussing moving your GIS platform into the cloud, you are not alone. Cloud providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform…

Esri Gas Data Management for ArcGIS Online

Esri recently launched an ArcGIS Solution for managing gas utility data in ArcGIS Online.  This is a pretty slick solution configuration and one that is definitely worthy of more than…

The Geographic Origins of 12 Common Food

June 4, 2021 By: Stephen Hudak

For most of us the origin of food doesn’t even factor into our lives. Modern supply chains and efficient global transportation has made an overwhelming variety of foods available to…

Peter Batty on Joining SSP

May 11, 2021 By: Peter Batty

As you may have seen, I recently joined SSP in the newly created role of Chief Research Officer, and I’m excited to be here. In this blog post, I’ll explain…

SOAP: Sending Clean Messages Between Platforms

Previously, on the topic of communication between multiple systems, we looked at methods of intercommunication between SSP Lifecycle Work and ArcFM™ Designer. In that article, we largely focused on direct…

Choropleths are Among Us

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Ah, cartography – just when I thought I’d heard all the best words associated with you, another pops up to steal my attention away for another EA article. Whilst barreling…

American Toponymy

Places in the US that are named after place-names in other countries but are pronounced differently have always bothered me. When I lived in Minnesota there was a New Prague.…

Working with Subnetworks in SSP Productivity Suite

April 12, 2021 By: Geoffrey West

SSP Productivity Suite is a full set of tools that allows users to streamline Esri utility network workflows. This article illustrates how users can use tools in the Productivity Suite…