Esri bringing them all together; Maptel acquired.

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Coutesy of Spatial Source

Esri has announced that it recently acquired Maptel, a mobile application development company based in Melbourne. The addition of Maptel, which has been the developer for Esri’s ArcPad software for several years, will strengthen Esri’s field data collection capabilities and its overall mobile platform.

“We have worked side-by-side with Esri for many years,” said Elvin Slavik, lead developer and co-founder, Maptel. “We look forward to growing our relationship, and we are excited about delivering reliable geospatial solutions that empower mobile crews and their organizations.”
“Maptel’s proven talent and experience in mobile application development will be a valuable asset to Esri,” said Euan Cameron, CTO of Apps and Runtime development, Esri. “Merging our teams will help us better serve ArcPad users and advance our entire range of mobile solutions.”
Maptel staff will supplement Esri’s global development team from their existing facilities in Melbourne, Australia. They will continue to develop and support ArcPad with a focus on enhancing integration with the ArcGIS system.

Within a space of  one year, Esri has succesfully acquired  SpotOn Systems, maker of products such as SpotOn Vantage Maps, Procedural, one of the world’s leading software companies for creating stunning 3D urban environments from typical 2D data, GeoIQ  the owner of  GeoCommons and Maptel, a mobile application development company based in Melbourne.

This really portrays that Esri is indeed the blue whale of the Geo-Ocean.

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