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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!

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Esri Domains 201

January 23, 2018 By: Brian Higgins

“Gloom, despair, and agony on me. Deep, dark depression, excessive misery.” In January 2015, we wrote a blog post titled Esri Domains 101.  Anybody that has constructed lengthy domains knows…

The Utility Network Advantage Program –Why, What and How?

January 17, 2018 By: Mehrdod Mohseni

It’s been said that with added functionality comes complexity… and while that may be true, it does not necessarily mean that it should be avoided. After all, our lives have…

SSP Tools to Support your Current and Future Smart Metering

January 7, 2018 By: Adam Tonkin

For those of you who have read the SSP blog posts since the early days of our organization, you know that the vast majority of our early projects have been…

Esri Utility Network Management Extension – Placing and Tracing Gas Features

We have previously showcased the details of Utility Network Management for gas data, and editing with gas distribution data using Esri’s Utility Network Management Extension. Today, we’re refreshing you on…

Practical Pipeline Field Forms Using Survey123 – Use Case

System of record, tracking and traceability, easy ways getting my field data into GIS…these buzz words sound familiar? SSP Innovations continues to support pipeline operators across each of these arenas,…

Geocaching with Esri Collector

January 6, 2018 By: Brian Higgins

Pop quiz…who knows what GPS Selective Availability is? I suspect the clear majority cannot define it. Prior to May 2000 in the interest of national security, the US Department of…

World Changing Technology Advances: Shaping 2018 and Beyond

January 3, 2018 By: Josh King

What I really enjoy doing is keeping up with the latest trends in technology. Technology is a very broad term which plays a part in pretty much every part of…

Lifecycle Work and Assets: So Happy Together

December 22, 2017 By: Chris Sanders

You knew it was coming, right? The writing was on the wall. All the signs were there. There was always a magnetic attraction. Well, it finally happened. Lifecycle Work (formally…

Esri Utility Network – The Official Product Name

December 8, 2017 By: Skye Perry

We’ve been blogging about Esri’s utility network since mid-2016 including a review of the data model, the core technology, and how this new product will revolutionize the way our utility customers use…

SSP Replay Speed: Recent Product Improvements

We are always striving to improve our products. In this article, we look at speed improvements we recently made to the Replay (formerly AES0).

SSP Client Spotlight: Our Field Trip To IREA

December 7, 2017 By: Justin Rowsell

Earlier this year, eight of SSP’s employees took a field trip to IREA, a local utility whose initials stand for Intermountain Rural Electric Association. SSP has a long standing, working…

Web GIS and Service-Oriented Architecture: Accelerating Change

December 6, 2017 By: Bill Bott

Esri had steadily advanced and extended their service-oriented architecture (SOA) offerings; coined the term “Web GIS” and accelerated GIS offerings like ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcGIS for Server, and services (e.g., geocoding,…