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Opportunities in GIS to grow your revenues

In our early post we shared some proven ways of making money in GIS other than having a day job. In this post we list top companies that offer re-seller and dealership programs that you can also jump on. If you are an entrepreneur or you want to earn some really good money in the geospatial industry you should consider reading this. The list of companies offering dealerships and partner and re-seller programs is inexhaustible. We have only listed some of the top Unmanned Aerial Vehicles(Drone) provides, GIS, Remote sensing and Survey companies.

3D Robotics
3DR is an American company that manufactures commercial and recreational unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or Drones. The Company has an exciting re-seller program for its popular drones Site Scan and Solo. Site Scan is a revolutionary product which has one-of -a -kind camera and automatic cloud processing to easily deliver the data needed to make decisions on the construction site.

Headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong in China, Dà-Jiāng Innovations Science and Technology Co., Ltd is renowned for its advanced drone technology which empowers users to “capture images that were once out of reach”. Founded in 2006, the company also manufactures other unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), gimbals, cameras, propulsion systems, camera stabilizers and other flight controllers.
DJI is the world’s leading company in the civilian-drone industry (commanding a 70% of global consumer drone market). It offers a dealership to interested enterprises for its Phantom, Inspire, Mavic and several other series of drones.
DroneDeploy offers reseller programs to entrepreneurs who are interested in “making the sky accessible to anyone”. DroneDeploy is an American company with headquarters in San Fransisco and is arguably the world’s largest commercial drone mapping platform. Tens of thousands of users from over 135 countries utilize DroneDeploy’s mapping technology to create practical solutions to the world’s challenges. The company’s drones are built to deliver professional maps and models to meet the needs of any industry.
• PrecisionHawk
PrecisionHawk is a commercial drone and aerial data company that provides enterprise solutions for better business intelligence. The company was founded in 2010 and is headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina and has a global office in Toronto, Canada. PrecisionHawk is a member of Federal Aviation Administration and was the first drone company in the U.S. to be given FAA exemption to commercially fly drones beyond the operator’s visual line of sight. Although the company recently focuses on developing software for aerial data analysis, it has a robust reseller program that one can utilize to generate revenue from its fixed wing (Lancaster) and multi-rotor series of drones.

Other drone companies to consider include: sensefly…

• Esri
Esri is one of the world’s leading GIS companies and international supplier of powerful GIS software, web-tools and other geo-database management applications. It has its headquarters in Redlands, California and has a presence in over 200 countries through a network of 80+ international distributors. Esri’s reseller program is robust and offers a chance to be part of the company’s billion dollar annual revenue.

• Intergraph
According to Intergraph, “becoming a Value Added Reseller with Hexagon Geospatial has the added advantage of exposing you to other Hexagon technologies and companies that provide complementary solutions and technologies”.
Intergraph Hexagon Geospatial is known for its powerful GIS and remote sensing software ERDAS Imagine. The American software development and services company also provides other enterprise engineering and geospatially powered software to businesses, governments and organizations around the world. You can become a partner by joining Intergraph’s lucrative reseller program to deliver its products portfolio accompanied by support, as a value added reseller or simply resell their products.

Bentley Systems is a global leader that provides software solutions to engineers, constructors, architects, geospatial experts and surveyors to accelerate project delivery and improve asset performance for a “sustainable economy and environment”.
Bentley has a partner program you can jump on to deliver, implement, train, support and enhance their products and services to users. According to the company, “the Channel Partner Program represents a tremendous opportunity both for our partners and Bentley. It enables our partners to broaden their portfolios with our software for sustaining infrastructure”.
Boundless Spatial
Becoming a partner to Boundless Spatial is perhaps one of the most exciting opportunities for ambitious companies in the geospatial industry. As a Partner you get to enjoy the following benefits:
o Access to Boundless leads within partner-defined region
o Dedicated sales support from the Boundless Partner Program Manager
o Invitations to private betas of forthcoming Boundless products
o Access to Boundless partner and reseller marketing materials
o And many more benefits.

  • Pitney BowesPitney Bowes is an American company that offers a wide range of products including location intelligence and information management solutions for enhanced business insights.
    Becoming a partner to Pitney Bowes can help grow your revenues and create new values for your business. You get to enjoy robust marketing and tech support, as you differentiate your brand and grow your consulting and service streams.
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  • BlackSky Global
    BlackSky Global is a premier remote sensing platform that provides high resolution images from 10 high resolution spacecraft. The Seattle based company is a game changer in the space industry, delivering timely and actionable data. The company makes it easy to task the satellites to take current imagery of your preferred location “as easily as adding items to a shopping cart”. BlackSky has a mouthwatering reseller program for its high-end products.
  • Digital Globe 
    Digital Globe is an American commercial vendor of space imagery and geospatial content from leading providers. You can join the community of Digital Globe partners who are the company’s important ingredients in solving in solving the global geospatial challenges.
    Also see reseller programs offered by the following companies:
    • UrtheCast
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