Friday, May 30, 2008

Bentley: No. 2 Provider of Geospatial Software

Bentley Systems, Incorporated today announced that it has been named the world’s No. 2 provider of geospatial software in a second consecutive Daratech research study.

“Bentley’s successful strategy of advancing GIS for infrastructure has resonated with the user community and enabled this fast-growing provider of software for the world’s infrastructure to once again secure the No. 2 position in our geospatial software study,” said Charles Foundyller, president and CEO of Daratech, Inc. “And, Bentley has reinforced its commitment to the geospatial community with the recent release of Bentley Map, Bentley Geospatial Server, and Bentley Cadastre.”

Said Styli Camateros, Bentley vice president, Civil and Geospatial Products, “The entire geospatial team is proud that Bentley has been named the No. 2 geospatial software vendor in the world in a second consecutive Daratech study. We’ve listened closely to our users in developing our technologies, and the new capabilities in our growing range of advanced geospatial products are all based on that invaluable input.

“For some time now, we have been executing on our strategy of advancing GIS for infrastructure and I am pleased to say that all of the key products in our planned portfolio are now shipping and being adopted quickly by our users. Our goal is to continue to deliver GIS technology seamlessly within engineering workflows and to ensure that users enjoy enhanced productivity through preconfigured yet customizable data models for land parcels, water, electric, gas, and so on. Our vision is also to do away with the traditional divide between GIS specialists and the engineering community.”

Bentley’s products to advance GIS for infrastructure range from Bentley Map on the desktop to Bentley Cadastre, which supports advanced parcel management workflows, to the Bentley Geospatial Server for enterprise access to GIS data, configurable enterprise workflows, a spatial interface to heterogeneous engineering documentation, and enterprise printing, plotting and publishing. Bentley Map forms the basis of a number of new products with configurable industry data models, including Bentley Electric, Bentley Gas, and Bentley Water. Bentley also delivers products that support the use of GIS and engineering data in the field and the publishing of spatial and nonspatial data to intranets, extranets, and public websites.

For more information about Bentley’s geospatial products that advance GIS for infrastructure, visit The latest figures from the geospatial research study are available to Daratech subscribers on request to Daratech.


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