NVision Solutions Releases BasinTools Software Update for ArcGIS 10


April 12, 2012, Bay Saint Louis, Miss.—NVision Solutions, Inc. announced today the release of its BasinTools software for ArcGIS 10 Desktop.  BasinTools is a toolbox for Esri ArcGIS Desktop that calculates basin characteristics of terrain based on elevation and drainage data.  BasinTools is used by federal, state, and local agencies around the country for everything from disaster management to environmental stewardship.

The software has been available commercially for the ESRI Platform since ArcINFO 7.2.   It is based on algorithms validated by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) under the name “BasinSoft” and automated the process of calculating basin characteristics which has traditionally been a time-consuming process. BasinTools uses the latest ESRI ArcObjects tools to integrate the calculation processes into the ArcGIS Desktop making the workflow more efficient and automatic to the end-user.

According to Craig Harvey, Vice President of NVision Solutions and one of the original BasinTools developers, “BasinTools for ArcGIS 10 represents over a decade of continual improvement of this highly successful software package.  With populations growing more than ever, the ability to make smart decisions in planning for natural disasters as well as sustainable agriculture and development is critical.  BasinTools provides a solid foundation for these types of decisions.

BasinTools is currently available for both ArcGIS Desktop versions 9.3.1 and 10.  BasinTools is available via the GSA Schedule, online credit card purchase, and purchase orders.  More information on BasinTools can be found at www.NVisionSolutions.com/products/BasinTools.php.