DeLorme continues to make deep inroads into the North American energy sector with its XMap GIS Enterprise software. The company has sold over 10,000 XMap licenses into the oil and gas, electric, solar, and wind energy markets.

“Achieving this milestone reinforces XMap’s reputation as a sensible GIS solution,” said Geoffrey Ives, director of professional sales at DeLorme. “North American energy managers are using DeLorme’s software tools to increase productivity through GPS navigation, to provide controlled access to corporate Geodata, and to enhance safe decision-making in asset management.” Ives went on to say that XMap is rapidly gaining adherents in developing energy markets. “When deployed with a topographic land base map,” he continued, “XMap is perfect for site assessment and community collaboration presentations supporting wind and solar energy proposals.” XMap is an affordable, easy-to-use alternative to many of the highly expensive, difficult-to-master GIS packages on the market. The XMap Enterprise GIS suite is a three-tiered solution that puts the right level of capabilities into its intended users’ hands, from field technicians to GIS administrators to top-level enterprise managers. Along with DeLorme’s Topographic and street base-map, XMap provides a wide range of GIS capabilities, including:
  • Affordable, easy-to-use mobile access to enterprise GIS data sources in a number of data formats
  • Support for a wide variety of data formats including ESRI Shapefile, MapInfo and AutoCAD
  • Support for ESRI ArcSDE
  • MrSID and GeoTIFF imagery support
  • Access to corporate libraries of aerial photographs while in the field
  • Extensive GPS navigation and routing tools
  • Pipeline stationing visualization and querying
  • API third-party application integration for One Call and Work-Order automation
  • Site assessments in support of Wind Energy, Pipeline route, and accessibility planning
  • GIS database management, synchronization, and redlining
XMap provides energy industry field technicians with easy access to corporate infrastructure and asset data overlaid on aerial and topographic maps, plus the latest in GPS navigation tools, including DeLorme’s Earthmate GPS PN-20 for mobile access to enterprise data.