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05 Feb: Critigen is a Partner in Esri’s Utility Network Management Specialty

Critigen is pleased to announce its participation in the Esri® Utility Network Management Specialty. Critigen is proud to have been the Esri partner that helped the very first Utility Network customer, National Grid, with their deployment of Esri ArcGIS Pro and Portal and continue with its deployment for the rest of National Grid’s gas operating units. The deployment was on time…


01 Nov: SAP for Utilities Conference 2018

This year’s SAP for Utilities Conference (October 15 – 18 in San Antonio, TX) was jam packed with lots of great presentations! Our own Joe Brentin and Hydro One’s Joe Vrbanek presented on how Hydro One Continues to Expand Integrated Work Management due to Quantifiable Benefits from Mobile SAP/GIS Integration. We had about 50-60 people in the room and lots…


15 Oct: State of the Map in Motor City

The world’s automotive capital, Detroit, served as host to this year’s edition of This was an appropriate venue given the ever expanding adoption of OSM by industry and keen interest in autonomous vehicle navigation. A continuing trend is increasing participation by the business ecology that has grown up around OSM (ourselves included). While some are uncomfortable with OSM going “corporate”, it is exciting to experience the increasing pace at which innovation is blossoming around OSM.

01 Oct: Discovering requirements for a Resilient Islands mobile app: a collaboration between The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and American Red Cross (ARC)

A series of workshops were conducted in Grenada to identify requirements for native mobile apps to help Caribbean Island communities better prepare for and recover from hazards and disasters with ecosystem-based adaptations. A team comprised of TNC and ARC representatives from across the Eastern Caribbean and US met with government representatives and members of coast communities to set goals for a mobile app, identify target users and define priority features.

17 Aug: State of the Map 2018: Milan transit rocks. Europe is Hot Hot Hot! Damn the mosquitoes!

A contingent of our team recently attended the 2018 State of The Map International Conference in Milan, Italy. Attendance covered the spectrum in the OSM community, from original die hard individual contributors to more recent corporate contributors — it was an interesting mix that came with a bit of tension at times. With three of us in attendance, we were able to cover most of the sessions over the weekend (+Monday). This post includes a few of our takeaways from the conference.

16 Aug: Reflecting Back on the Esri UC 2018

Reflecting back on the 2018 Esri Users Conference in San Diego, California. This year’s conference had over 18,000 attendees, 300 Exhibitors, and tons of great presentations. As usual, Critigen had a booth at the conference and I want to thank everyone who stopped by to say hello or to find out what was new at Critigen. Our Energy Insite Demo…


14 Jun: Mapbox Locate 2018

The first ever Locate conference was one of those where I will be happy to claim, “I was there!“ It was one of the most forward looking geospatial conferences that I’ve ever attended and left several big impressions.