We are excited to announce our new practice area in open source geographic information systems. You can read about these services here.
Open source GIS has been gaining steam for awhile, but only in the last few months has it hit a critical mass that demands the attention of not only researchers and students, but also the mid-range and larger enterprise user.
The FOSS GIS servers, development frameworks and client/server systems now available have become truly competitive with legacy offerings, based on features, functions, reliability and support.
The efforts of the OSGeo foundation are to be greatly credited for this change. With the consolidation of projects, establishment of industry standards, promotion of FOSS ("Free Open Source Software") geographic systems, and especially the active incubation of promising software development projects, FOSS GIS has come of age.
R7 Solutions launched a new, all-inclusive GIS hosting service this week. The details and sign-up form can be found here.
The new service provides the industry's first end-to-end managed GIS hosting solution that includes full setup of any of the included GIS platforms, loading of data layers, geocoding of non-spatial data, and ongoing support and management for a flat monthly fee.
For the small to medium-sized enterprise, this has big advantages.
R7 Solutions has become one of two US distributors for DBXtra, an ad hoc reporting tool for database applications that allows end-users to design and deploy reports and charts without reliance on software developers.
This tool fulfills a long-standing need for a better and much easier end-user ad hoc reporting tool.
We are excited to announce that we are in the process of moving all active clients to our new online Project Management System. If we haven't contacted you yet to provide your log-in credentials, we will soon.
Houston, TX, December 18, 2009 - R7 Solutions announced a special offer today under which it will provide data transformation and loading of any data set, including GIS data, free of charge with a one year application hosting agreement or purchase of any enterprise software product, including GeoRoom 3.5.
"We wanted to do something special for the new year to benefit our clients and prospective clients that might be feeling the budget squeeze of the recession," said K. Lawrence Epperson, CEO of R7 Solutions.
Houston, TX, August 15, 2008 - R7 Solutions announced the release for beta testing of its new online exploration and production management system, PetroExplorer.com. PetroExplorer.com is designed to bring powerful map-based analysis, geospatial tools, well production data, multi-party collaboration, drilling process management, and document management to the small- to mid-sized independent oil and gas exploration firm.
HOUSTON, TX, June 12, 2008 - R7 Solutions announced today that, in addition to the company's Certified Microsoft Business Partner status, it has been certified as a Microsoft Independent Software Vendor with a competency in enterprise Windows Server and SQL Server application software development.
Based on third-party evaluation and testing of R7 Solutions' flagship enterprise product, GeoRoom 3.2, during April and May 2008, the certification was issued by Microsoft in June.
Houston, TX, June 1, 2008 - R7 Solutions announced the release for beta testing of its new online real estate research and project management system, ParcelExplorer.com. Built using best practices for managing complex, multi-parcel, multi-party real estate projects gathered over the last 7 years, ParcelExplorer.com brings Web 2.0 simplicity to the management of real estate projects.
R7 Solutions announced today that it has deployed Microsoft’s new SQL Server 2008 “Katmai” for use in building high-performance geospatial databases and queries to support its online suite of Web 2.0 products, including ParcelExplorer.com, PetroExplorer.com and GeoIntelis.
“SQL Server 2008 has been a long time in coming, but now that it is here, it delivers everything that we were eagerly anticipating,” said K. Lawrence Epperson, CEO of R7 Solutions.
Houston, TX, April 20, 2002 – R7 Solutions’ new handheld GIS software framework was featured in this month's edition of Oil IT Journal a leading energy industry publication focused on information technology developments in the petroleum exploration and production industry.
The article profiles the company's demostration of its new GIS application framework for handhelds at the annual ESRI Petroleum User Group conference:
"R7 Solutions demonstrated wireless GIS capability with a Wi-Fi network set up at the exhibition. GIS, GPS, and wireless combine to support field engineers involved in maintenance, survey and environmental cleanup."
HOUSTON, TX, March 4, 2002 - R7 Solutions demonstrated a handheld spill management system designed for front-line response crews at the 2002 ESRI Petroleum Users Group (PUG) Conference today, held in Houston, Texas.
The system is designed for field teams to coordinate spill-response and reporting and provides hand-held mapping and near real-time synchronization back to a centralized mapping and database server.
HOUSTON, TX - March 4, 2002 - R7 Solutions, Inc., a Houston-based information technology consulting firm, unveiled its latest mobile, wireless GIS incident response applications today at the 2002 ESRI Petroleum User Group conference in Houston, Texas. To demonstrate portability and ease-of-use, the application were deployed from a portable server and wireless router temporarily mounted in a 4x4 sport utility vehicle driven into the conference center and demonstrated live.
HOUSTON, TX, September 20, 2001 - R7 Solutions Inc., a Houston-based information technology consulting firm, announced today a new seminar series designed to educate Houston’s energy leaders about the future of mobile computing in their organizations, and how advances in handheld device hardware and wireless technologies will transform a wide range of field operations.