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August 2, 2012

Esri buys mobile field mapping firm Maptel

REDLANDS, Calif.—At its annual User Conference in San Diego, Esri announced it had acquired Maptel, a mobile application development company based in Melbourne, Australia. Maptel is the developer for Esri’s ArcPad software, which allows for quick capture, edit, and display geographic information while in the field. The company believes this will strengthen Esri’s field data collection capabilities and its overall mobile platform.

“We have worked side-by-side with Esri for many years,” said Elvin Slavik, lead developer and co-founder, Maptel, in a statement. “We look forward to growing our relationship, and we are excited about delivering reliable geospatial solutions that empower mobile crews and their organizations.”

“Maptel’s proven talent and experience in mobile application development will be a valuable asset to Esri,” said Euan Cameron, CTO of Apps and Runtime development, Esri, in a statement. “Merging our teams will help us better serve ArcPad users and advance our entire range of mobile solutions.”

Maptel staff will supplement Esri’s global development team from their existing facilities in Melbourne, Australia, the press release said. They will continue to develop and support ArcPad with a focus on enhancing integration with the ArcGIS system.

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