SAM, Inc. Expands GIS Services with Software Partnership

Austin, TX – October 5, 2012–Surveying And Mapping, Inc. (SAM, Inc.), a nationally recognized provider of geospatial data services, has signed a Value Added Reseller (VAR) agreement with 3-GIS, LLC, an Esri recognized developer of geographic information system (GIS) software. This agreement allows SAM, Inc. to integrate 3-GIS’s Express Solution software with SAM Inc.’s GIS capabilities to provide leading-edge GIS solutions.

The software, which runs on the industry leading ArcGIS platform from Esri, includes two main components, 3-GIS Network Express (Nx) and 3-GIS Field Express Chameleon (Fx), plus a synchronization engine that automatically synchronizes cached data.

The ability to integrate the software through this VAR will enhance SAM, Inc.’s capabilities to provide implementation, data acquisition, migration, conversion, and hosting services, as well as placing SAM, Inc. as the first line of support for its clients using 3-GIS software. These services will compliment SAM, Inc.’s core business which includes airborne and mobile LiDAR, traditional surveying, subsurface utility engineering (SUE), utility coordination, and construction services. The agreement will also allow the firm to offer an integrated, Esri-based GIS solution to the electric and gas distribution, telecommunications, electric transmission, oil and gas pipeline, and transportation industries.

The decision to become a software reseller was based on a number of factors, including that the software provides robust functionality through configuration without requiring custom programming; allows mobile users to capture, edit, and update data in an extremely efficient and cost effective manner; and is functional on multiple mobile platforms, tablet computers, and smartphone devices using Windows Mobile, Android, and iOS operating systems.

According to SAM, Inc. president Samir "Sam" G. Hanna: "We’re very excited about this new partnership and the enhancements it will bring to our GIS capabilities."

Esri and ArcGIS are registered trademarks of Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. and 3-GIS Express Solution, Network Express and Field Express Chameleon are registered trademarks of 3-GIS, LLC.

About Surveying And Mapping, Inc.

Founded in 1994, SAM, Inc. is a leading provider of complete geospatial data solutions with advanced surveying and mapping technologies. SAM, Inc. offers land surveying, airborne, mobile and terrestrial LiDAR scanning, digital aerial mapping, subsurface utility engineering, and geographic information system (GIS) services. The firm’s wholly owned subsidiary, SAM-Construction Services, Inc. (SAM-CS, Inc.), also offers a full suite of construction phase services.

SAM, Inc. is one of the largest land surveying and aerial mapping companies in North America and has recently experienced unprecedented growth driven by the electric utilities and oil and gas industries. The company has invested extensively in surveying and mapping technologies and continues to be an industry leader in advancing their geospatial expertise.

The firm is able to develop innovative and cost-effective solutions through routine integration of data across their service disciplines and continualinvestment in training and new technologies. SAM, Inc. combines its experience, qualifications, and resources to solve the most challenging problems and deliver the best value for clients. For more information,visit