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SSP Innovations offers a variety of blog posts that break down trending industry topics, including how to use the latest tools, what new releases to look for, and development tips specific to the systems you use. Browse for updates on the Esri roadmap, enterprise strategies, and how to get more out of your technology investments. Is there a topic you want to know more about or a question you want our team to answer in depth? Leave us a message in the comment form!

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…

Locking Down ArcGIS Enterprise

One of the topics we often take for granted with respect to ArcGIS Enterprise is security. After installing and configuring the software, it’s easy to assume “things are secure” with…

An Alternative to Fiber Manager

Schneider Electric’s Fiber Manager was first introduced as a product about twelve years ago. Since the original version, it has been enhanced to offer multiplexing and enhanced circuit management, but…

Thought Leaders Align – Welcoming Peter Batty to SSP

April 9, 2021 By: Skye Perry

Peter has now officially joined SSP Innovations as our Chief Research Officer (CRO) where he will work closely with our CTO, Adam Tonkin, as well as our two lines of…

3-GIS Alignment with the Esri Utility Network in 2021

March 12, 2021 By: Skye Perry Dustin Sutton

When SSP announced the acquisition of 3-GIS in January, one of the key identified synergies was to bring SSP’s market leadership around the Esri utility network to the 3-GIS line…