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Qwhery Joins Esri Partner Network as a Silver Partner


Qwhery Joins Esri Partner Network as a Silver Partner

BURLINGTON, ON, CANADA – (February 01, 2023) – Qwhery, a leading provider of geographic information systems (GIS) solutions, today announced its partnership with Esri, the global leader in GIS software and technology. The partnership designates Qwhery as a Silver Partner, recognizing the company’s expertise and commitment to delivering exceptional GIS services and solutions to its clients.

This partnership will also drive the exciting convergence of voice technology and geospatial solutions, bringing a new level of accessibility and convenience to the world of GIS. By leveraging Esri’s comprehensive GIS platform and Qwhery’s innovative approach, clients will have access to leading-edge geospatial capability, controlled by the power of voice, text & chat.

“We are thrilled to partner with Esri and bring our clients the tools they need to stay current and continue to offer their customers new ways to […]

By |2023-02-01T22:13:10-05:00February 1st, 2023|Press Release, Qwhery Cloud|0 Comments

Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron and Property Assessor Rob Mitchell announce Phase Two of “Smart Rutherford”.

BURLINGTON, ON, CANADA – (August 6, 2022) – Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron and Property Assessor Rob Mitchell announce Phase Two of “Smart Rutherford”.

Phase One of “Smart Rutherford” is now complete! 

“Smart Rutherford” is the program implemented by the Rutherford County Property Assessor’s Office which permits citizens to ask Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant what the value of their property is for property tax purposes. It is the first use of this technology in the nation for communicating assessment information with the public. It received much attention and accolades at a government symposium recently in San Diego, California where it was showcased.

“We are very excited the Phase One of “Smart Rutherford” was so well received “, said Mitchell.  “For the first time ever a citizen can use a smart device, like a cell phone or smart speaker, to ask for the vital information they need […]

By |2022-08-06T19:21:33-05:00August 6th, 2022|Press Release|0 Comments

Rutherford County Assessor unveils “Smart Rutherford” Connect with your local Assessor’s office using Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant

BURLINGTON, ON, CANADA – (June 1, 2022) – Have you ever wanted a better way to find out your property value? Are you frustrated with searching through endless website pages to get information about your property? Don’t you wish you could just ask the website for the information you want? Well now you can!


Smart Rutherford is a voice activated interactive link to your local government. How does it work, you ask? On an android device say “Hey Google” to activate your Google Assistant. Then say “talk to Smart Rutherford”. Follow the directions to grant permissions on your phone. Next say “what’s my property value?” to find the assessed and appraised value for any property in Rutherford County Tennessee!

If you have an Amazon Echo device or smart speaker you can also use that as well to access the “Smart […]

By |2022-06-03T13:35:11-05:00June 1st, 2022|Press Release|0 Comments

The Growing Presence of Chatbots and Why Qwhery’s is Right for You

BURLINGTON, ON, CANADA – (March 28, 2022) – Qwhery’s chatbot works with your existing business systems, helping your customers find the information they need on your website, quick!

Chatbots, What Are They?

A chatbot is an application that simulates human conversation, either via voice or text communication. The programming uses artificial intelligence and language processing to understand what they are being asked, and provides the user with pre-programmed responses driving them to their desired outcome. 

Chatbots are a good way to engage customers who visit your website but need a hand finding specific information. They can help visitors get what they need quickly and with ease. Messaging apps are gradually becoming the preferred method for customers connecting with businesses in certain aspects. In fact, a recent survey by Applause revealed that 44% of participants actually expect voice assistants and search in mobile […]

By |2022-06-21T19:26:06-05:00March 27th, 2022|Press Release, Q11, Qwhery Cloud|0 Comments

Open Data Week: What is Open Data and Why is it Important?

BURLINGTON, ON, CANADA – (March 11, 2022) – This week we celebrated Open Data Week, where groups across the globe spread awareness about the benefits of open data use. As a company built from open data, Qwhery spent the week sharing its top 5 benefits for local governments. 

Open Data Week

This year, Open Data Week took place from March 5th to the 13th. The week-long event aims to spread awareness to organizations and the public about the benefits of open data, such as increased efficiency, transparency, innovation, and economic growth. Groups like BetaNYC host events and execute initiatives to encourage the adoption of open data policies in government, business, and society as a whole.

Qwhery is a company built from open data and advocates for its release and use by governments and companies. The Qwhery Cloud platform, along […]

By |2022-06-21T19:26:12-05:00March 11th, 2022|Press Release, Q11, Qwhery Cloud|0 Comments

Qwhery Integrates with ArcGIS Solutions

BURLINGTON, ON, CANADA – (February 25, 2022) – Did you know that Qwhery integrates with ArcGIS Solutions, offering residents the ability to ask GIS-type questions, through conversational interactions with smart speakers and virtual assistants? 

What are ArcGIS Solutions?

ArcGIS Solutions, created by Esri Inc., is a collection of apps and focused maps that help address challenges in organizations. Intersecting business and technology, the solutions reshape your organizations’ use of ArcGIS, ensuring that the efficiency of the time you are taking, and the investment you are making in location-based data and technology are maximized. 

As ready-to-deploy packages, ArcGIS Solutions reduce the time it usually takes to deploy geo-enabled solutions in organizations, increasing the business impact they make. You can easily get the solutions running with your ArcGIS Online organization or deploy them […]

By |2023-02-01T21:45:03-05:00February 25th, 2022|Press Release, Qwhery Cloud|0 Comments

MapScaping Podcast ft. Qwhery, “A Voice Interface for Geospatial Data”

BURLINGTON, ON, CANADA – (January 19, 2022) – Qwhery’s CEO, Matt Pietryszyn, sat down with Daniel O’Donohue on his podcast MapScaping, “a podcast for the geospatial community”. 


Daniel and Nina O’Donohue started MapScaping in 2018, originally made to be a place to showcase and sell their created minimalist maps based on elevation data. As their following grew, they shifted focus to educating others about how maps are made. 

In 2019, they published their first episode of The MapScaping Podcast, and since then, have been able to introduce thousands of listeners to new ideas and innovations in the geospatial world.

A Voice Interface for Geospatial Data

During our conversation with O’Donohue, we got to discuss the increasing overall presence of voice technology in everyday settings, and what that means for voice systems, such as Qwhery. With over one-third of […]

By |2022-06-21T19:26:25-05:00February 4th, 2022|Press Release, Qwhery Cloud|0 Comments

2021 – A Year in Review

Happy New Year!

We hope that the start of the new year is treating you well. As we leave 2021 behind, we believe it’s important to reflect on all of the wonderful opportunities we have had. Whether it be winning the Open Data Award for Impact, to launching Marketplace Milton and myDurham 311, we hope that you enjoy our year in review as much as we have enjoyed 2021. Here’s to 2022 and all that is to come!

Matt Pietryszyn
CEO / Co-founder

By |2022-06-21T19:26:31-05:00January 14th, 2022|Q11, Qwhery Cloud|0 Comments

Esri designates Qwhery as a System Ready Specialty Partner

BURLINGTON, ON CANADA – (Dec 13, 2021) – Qwhery is proud to announce our recognition as a System Ready Specialty business partner by Esri! The System Ready Specialty designation recognizes partners who offer industry expertise with solutions, services or content using the latest ArcGIS products. As early adopters of Esri software releases, Qwhery commits to being ready to leverage the newest capabilities and versions of ArcGIS technology.

This means that customers can trust that the solutions that Qwhery builds will always be inline with Esri’s core capabilities of delivering location information to help decision making.

ArcGIS System Ready


Companies in the Esri Partner Network work collaboratively with Esri to ensure customers are utilizing their GIS data, software and solutions to the fullest, maximizing their investment. Qwhery Inc has been an Esri partner since 2019, integrating Esri’s […]

By |2021-12-19T11:00:36-05:00December 13th, 2021|Press Release|0 Comments

Qwhery collaborates with Durham Region to launch myDurham 311, the “first-of-its-kind” voice system

BURLINGTON, ON, CANADA – (November, 2021) – Qwhery, in partnership with Durham Region, launched myDurham 311, the Region’s first-of-its-kind smart home device voice service.

Durham Region

The Region of Durham, Ontario, Canada  is committed to improving their residents’ experience. Focused on making information more accessible to individuals, their Smart City strategy includes creating an omnichannel approach to communication.

Their ongoing efforts in providing more effective services for residents was shown when they were recognized by the Intelligent Community Forum as one of 2021’s Smart21. Wanting to take it a step further, they started with making geospatial data and services a key component of their Smart City Strategy.

Smart City Challenge

In the Spring of that same year, the Region, in partnership with the Ontario Centre of Innovation and Spark Centre challenged various enterprises to help make Regional services more publicly accessible, and through […]

By |2022-06-21T19:26:38-05:00November 17th, 2021|Press Release, Qwhery Cloud|0 Comments
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