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February 24, 2005

GCS Research Delivers ESRI ArcWeb Service Solution for Entire State of Idaho.

GCS Wins GIS Integration Solution for Tallahassee TSA Airport Security Project - Details Soon!

New! GCS Research Delivers Syndromic Surveillance System for State of Montana - Integrating MSFT and ESRI Solutions.

GCS Research to demonstrate ESRI Tracking Server Application for Medical RFID Simulation at Northwest Medical Informatics Symposium 2005 - Special Guest of ESRI.

February 23, 2005

GCS Research Joins Digital Watermarking Working Group as Founding Partner.

February 15, 2005


2-15-05 - GCS Research Wins ESRI New Partner of the Year Award 2005.

ESRI Business Partner Status:

  • Consultancy
  • Developer
  • ATP Certified Trainer
  • Value-Added Reseller

February 15, 2005
Press Release: GCS Research Named ESRI New Business Partner of the Year

For Immediate Release -
Missoula, MT - Tuesday, February 15, 2005

GCS Research Named ESRI New Business Partner of the Year

GCS Research is pleased to announce that it has received the ESRI New Business Partner of the Year Award for 2005. GCS Research received the honor this past weekend at the annual ESRI Business Partner conference in Palm Springs, California. Accepting the honor for GCS Research was Mr. Michael Beltz, partner and Director of Sales and Marketing for GCS Research.

GCS Research was recognized within ESRI Northwest, which includes Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana markets. The New Business Partner of the Year award is determined based upon a range of criteria including - strong sales, business growth, innovative product brought to market, teaming with ESRI successfully on a project, working well with the region, bringing ESRI into a new market with their specialized knowledge & expertise, and/or a great joint marketing event.

"We are extremely honored to be recognized by ESRI as New Business Partner of the Year. We work hard to add value to the ESRI platform and build innovative solutions for our customers," states Alex Philp, President of GCS Research. "We look forward to the upcoming year and bringing additional advances to the geospatial community."

GCS Research is certified as an ESRI consultancy, developer, value-added reseller, and ESRI ATP certified training provider.

GCS Research was recognized for some of the following accomplishments during 2004:

USGS National Map Private Sector Partner - successfully delivered the first Montana county government web mapping solution to the National Map and received a USGS National Map Partnership Award.

Geospatial One Stop Channel Steward - successfully delivered and actively manages the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commemoration Channel for a consortium of public and public data producers.

Geospatial Immersive Media - GCS Research built and delivered the first-ever ArcGIS extension for visualization and mapping of immersive, 360º digital video media.

USFWS - Built and delivered a Macromedia Flash graphical user interface and proprietary code for a Microsoft SQL Server, ArcSDE, ArcIMS, .NET framework web map service.

Transportation Security Administration - Working with a dynamic team, GCS Research worked closely with ESRI to build and deliver a geospatial command and control system using ESRI-TASC Tracking Server Beta II software to track real-time complex objects in secure areas.

Flathead County, Montana - Built and delivered a Phase I, SQL Server, ArcSDE, ArcIMS, ASP.NET enterprise web mapping application for Flathead County, Montana.

UM School of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences - Working with ESRI Health Industry managers, GCS Research and Intrologix teamed to build and deliver a syndromic surveillance information system that tracks the sale of Over-the-Counter pharmaceuticals from participating retail stores across Montana. The system utilizes SQL Server and real-time geodatabase updates to provide an ArcIMS web service for Montana's public health community.

Montana Department of Natural Resources - GCS Research successfully delivered a Microsoft .NET "Smart" Application (LandView™) that consumes a SQL Server, ArcSDE, and ArcIMS-based web map service for wildland fire risk mitigation and preparation. The application also consumes the State of Montana cadastral .NET map service developed by GCS Research. Dynamic updates by DNRC fire managers allows for desktop editing and queries of tabular data and geodatabase synchronization via secure token transmission. LandView was certified by Microsoft for .NET and Web services protocols as part of their ISV certification process.

USGS - USFS National LANDFIRE Project - GCS Research provided comprehensive GIS consulting and application development solutions for the USGS-USFS National LANDFIRE Project. GCS Research and ESRI developed a custom LANDFIRE ArcPAD application for the Student Conservation Association (SCA) teams assigned to collect vegetation and fuel reference data across the Western United States. GCS Research managed all aspects of personal geodatabase conversion, SCA intern training, and GPS-GIS field protocols. GCS Research also worked closely with Trimble in the testing and field-deployment of the RECON mobile GPS units.

For more information about GCS Research, please visit our websites: and or write GCS Research at and call (406) 532-3254.

GCS Research LLC:

GCS Research LLC is a geospatial information technology company. We build integrated products and services that allow our clients to organize, protect, visualize, and share their geospatial data assets across distributed networks. We specialize in custom .NET geospatial applications and web services that harness the power of location intelligence and deliver this information across the enterprise.

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February 2, 2005

GCS Research - Microsoft Certified Partner (ISV) Core Compentencies in .NET and Web Services


Contact GCS Research to learn more about the convergence of Microsoft and ESRI technology and the future of the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). This is where GIS and IT come together.

February 1, 2005

Connecting GIS Web Services Through .NET