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March 8th, 2022
Locana and Bent Ear Solutions Form Strategic Alliance

Combined geospatial solutions improve operations using location intelligence and mapping


Greenwood Village, Colo. – Locana, an international leader in spatial technology previously known as Critigen, and Bent Ear Solutions (BES), which enables organizations who provide critical and essential services to overcome technology deployment, management and adoption challenges, today announced a new strategic alliance in which the companies will collaborate to provide location-based solutions that help customers improve their performance and decision making across the organization, including their operations center.


In addition, Locana and Bent Ear Solutions will work closely with clients and identify issues, challenges, and mission priorities to modernize their geospatial capabilities and improve organizational effectiveness using location intelligence and mapping.


“Leveraging the complementary skills and expertise each company provides, clients gain tremendous value with focused and optimized technology, services, training, and support,” says Mike Eggenberger, VP, North America Sales, Locana. “Locana and Bent Ear Solutions understand the power of location for gaining an accurate understanding of circumstances and acting with clarity and precision.”


Bent Ear Solutions maintains deep domain expertise in operations, crisis management, and business continuity. The organization possess a successful track record of providing configured, GIS-based situational awareness, combined with targeted workflows, that support multiple requirements. Locana has an extensive history of successfully designing and delivering robust, large-scale geospatial projects. Integrating business systems with scalable GIS, Locana helps clients spatially enable their enterprise with location analytics and high-powered mapping.


“Locana and Bent Ear Solutions are both dedicated to being a trusted partner for our clients,” says Chris McIntosh, CEO, Bent Ear Solutions. “We have a unique opportunity to combine our areas of excellence to address their complex challenges. We believe our collaborative approach will help them maximize the value and use of GIS across the enterprise.”


Locana and BES combined will provide the unique and comprehensive skills that deliver tailored GIS solutions and integration that organizations need to overcome system silos and enable situational awareness. The partnership will supply strategic and tactical planning, workflow development, team-building processes, documentation, procedural support, and systematic training and exercises. The result is long-term value in the form of access to sophisticated analysis and actionable intelligence.



About Locana
Locana, a location and mapping technology company, provides software products and services that solve the world’s most pressing business, climate, and social challenges. With more than 20 years of experience, Locana is a global leader in both enterprise geospatial solutions and innovative applications using proprietary and open-source mapping technologies. By taking a location-first approach to problem solving, Locana builds, implements, and connects solutions for public and private customers, in a wide range of domains including: utilities, land and facility management, critical infrastructure, defense, conservation, international development, and technology, among others. With headquarters in Greenwood Village, Colo., the company also has major offices in Seattle and London. For further information, visit: or


About Bent Ear Solutions

Bent Ear Solutions (BES) is a leading consulting and GIS technology services company helping organizations achieve, maintain, and sustain real-time situational awareness. The BES team of operations, executive, and technology professionals have deep domain expertise in operations, crisis management, and business continuity. The company is committed to helping organizations unlock the power of GIS and geospatial data, working closely with clients using a proven methodology to identify their issues, challenges, and mission priorities. It then configures and optimizes technology supported by comprehensive standard operating procedures and training.  For more information, visit