Esri UK partner Symology has been recognised in the global Esri Partner Network Awards, for its achievements using cloud GIS, by winning an ArcGIS Adoption Award.
The awards took place during the virtual annual Esri Partner Conference and showcased the innovative work of 26 companies, selected from over 2,700 Esri partners worldwide.
A major player in highways infrastructure management, Symology’s solutions are used by over 200 local authorities and utility companies across the UK. The company received the award for the impressive new development of its cloud-based highways assets and street works management solution, Aurora. Esri’s cloud GIS was a key component, providing the underlying mapping to manage assets and street works notifications and enabling Symology to create a modern, web-based application, accessible on any device.
Designed for local authorities, utilities and contractors, Aurora is used to manage and maintain road networks and co-ordinate street works, minimising disruption to the public by digging-up the roads less often. The first customer of the new system was the Scottish Road Works Commissioner (SRWC) in 2020, with 3,000 staff using it to manage all local authority and utility roadworks across Scotland. The flexibility of the new solution has already proven invaluable, helping SRWC change its working practices during the Coronavirus pandemic.
This year, Symology is continuing to roll-out the Aurora solution to its customer base with plans to have over 30,000 users online within the next 3 years. Aurora is the successor to an on-premise solution that began its journey over 30 years ago, using ArcGIS Engine as the underlying mapping platform. A completely new development, Aurora will see all of its users migrated to the cloud, using Esri ArcGIS Enterprise running on Microsoft Azure.
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