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Making the Shift

Your Guide to Transitioning to VertiGIS Studio from Geocortex Essentials

As you may be aware, Esri recently announced the retirement of the ArcGIS® API for JavaScript Version 3.x effective July 1, 2024.  The Geocortex Essentials code base is based on version 3.x.API which is why VertiGIS has been busy for the past two years developing VertiGIS Studio which is based on the new 4.x.API as a replacement to Geocortex Essentials.  

After the Version 3.x retirement in July 2024 customer’s Geocortex applications will continue to function however customers should be mindful that browser updates could introduce new issues which won’t be addressed by API patches. Should a breaking change be introduced into the ecosystem (for example, a browser update that breaks the 3.x API), Esri may not provide an API fix which may seriously affect both Geocortex Essentials and ArcGIS® Web AppBuilder users moving forward.

Our Geospatial Solutions: How we can help

Woolpert is the exclusive business partner, and the Australian and New Zealand distributor, of VertiGIS Studio (formerly Geocortex) software. We are currently helping dozens of our customers make the transition through careful planning via our comprehensive Readiness Assessments which provide a clear roadmap and estimate to transition a customer’s Geocortex environment to VertiGIS Studio.

Woolpert’s experienced Professional Services team is equipped to transition customers to the new VertiGIS Studio platform with skills in the latest software and implementation best-practice all backed by the VertiGIS Product Development team. Find out more > 

Why Choose Woolpert

Direct connection

As the sole distributor of VertiGIS Studio in Australia/New Zealand, Woolpert has developed a strong partnership with the software developers. You receive all product updates from us, direct from the makers, so it’s the most up to date and accurate information.

Full-service suite

In-house delivery for consultation, implementation, ongoing maintenance and technical support. As an integrated solution you can feel confident your project will transition from one phase to the next, using a single source supplier.


Select from a range of product modules to configure VertiGIS Studio to your needs, including workflow, reporting, printing or the complete framework. You can focus on your project, knowing system functionality is sorted.


Save yourself some time and reach your goals faster, with VertiGIS Studio’s WYSIWYG interface that can be easily configured without custom code or building a GIS solution from scratch.


Where to start?

Download the VertiGIS Transition Playbook with detailed information about this important technology transition This exclusive resource includes a detailed overview of: 

-The implications of this technology shift on your existing ArcGIS and Geocortex apps  

-Why VertiGIS Studio is the right choice for your applications in this new era 

-Considerations and opportunities to explore before making the switch  

-How to get started and build your VertiGIS Studio applications with our support  and the available pathways for transition.  


Webinar: Transitioning From Geocortex Essentials to VertiGIS Studio

Want to see VertiGIS Studio in action? Check the link below to watch our webinar highlighting how VertiGIS Studio continues to allow users of ArcGIS to master their GIS and deliver industry-leading apps. 

Need help to get you started? A VertiGIS Studio Readiness Assessment can assist you

Working closely with GIS specialists at Woolpert you will receive the following information tailored to your organisation’s needs: 

-How the VertiGIS Studio suite can transform your GIS operations  

-Transitioning to VertiGIS Studio – key steps involved   

-Considerations for making the transition   

-High level review of existing environment and web applications   

-Transition recommendations

-Project deployment recommendations

-Infrastructure Deployment considerations

-High level project duration and costs estimates

Options also exist to add ArcGIS Enterprise upgrade to the report.


Cloud Managed Services: Fast, cost-effective access to all your spatial data

Woolpert takes the complexity out of managing and maintaining geospatial technology resources with a range of hosted and managed cloud service plans. 

We can assist with managing all aspects of service delivery. We collaborate to provide control of IT infrastructure, assets, and software as required. Our hosted services use reliable, Australian-based infrastructure for maintenance, backup, and security. This allows you to focus on core responsibilities and customer service without worrying about details. 

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