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Intergraph LPS 2013: Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing Integrated

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Let’s face it: photogrammetric systems are not known for being user-friendly.  As a result, trained professionals are often required to manage the full spectrum of a photogrammetry system’s capabilities. Fostering a silo within organizations, this can limit the power of this type of data, and its ability to be leveraged easily in other geospatial genres.  Recognizing the power of photogrammetry, more organizations are now analyzing airborne, satellite imagery as well as UAV and oblique imagery for smarter decision-making.

Fortunately, as part of the new Intergraph Geospatial Portfolio 2013, we have launched LPS 2013, a powerful and modern photogrammetry system. With its tight integration with ERDAS IMAGINE® 2013, LPS 2013 enables users to access photogrammetry and remote sensing tools easily. LPS 2013 is well suited for projects involving varied types of data and further processing and analysis of airborne and satellite imagery.


Meeting “Big Data” Needs with Advanced Geospatial Data Management, Analysis and Delivery

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

The government IT and corporate enterprise world is keen to grasp the opportunities and challenges with “big data.” In the geospatial sector, this is a challenge that we have managed for years.

Whether it is for forestry management or defense and intelligence, geospatial data is almost always classified as “big.” This type of data captures areas of interest in multiple views, providing insight on change and its ramifications. Utilized as a means for detailed analysis, this data is the foundation for high-level decision making within any type of organization.

As a comprehensive data management, analysis and delivery system, ERDAS APOLLO enables any organization to easily catalog, search, discover, process, and securely disseminate massive volumes of both file-based and web-enabled data. ERDAS APOLLO 2013 is a vital component of Intergraph Geospatial 2013, the industry’s only comprehensive portfolio, integrating photogrammetry, remote sensing, and GIS into a streamlined system.


Intergraph Geospatial 2013 World Tour Coming to a City Near You

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

With a new product release, you want the world to understand and experience its significance and value. With Intergraph Geospatial 2013, we launched more than one or two products. We launched a complete portfolio of products, touching every area of the geospatial workflow. We believe that this technology is the force behind smarter decisions, with relevance to organizations around the world.

Many organizations solely rely on marketing and communications efforts to update the marketplace on new product developments.  However, Intergraph is taking it one step further by actually going on the road in support of the Intergraph Geospatial 2013 launch.  This month, we are launching our world tour – a global roadshow that brings Intergraph Geospatial 2013 to key cities.

The first event took place on January 11, 2013, in Calcutta, India. Next week, we have a large event planned in conjunction with India Geospatial Forum.  With additional events planned throughout India, and the world tour continuing across North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia Pacific, the tour will provide a means to experience and share the excitement and significance of this release with our customers and partners directly.


Removing Barriers to Effective Geoportal Creation

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Over the past several years, we have seen a rising demand for spatial data infrastructure (SDI) services, which has also been fueled by legislation mandating that public bodies publish geospatial data for enhanced collaboration with partners and customers.

Web applications provide a means for making geospatial data available for public consumption. These applications act as clients for SDI services, which are also used for developing more advanced enterprise portal.   To meet this need, Intergraph Geospatial Portfolio 2013 includes Geospatial Portal 2013.

Geospatial Portal 2013 removes the barriers associated with typical geoportal creation. Its powerful browser application allows users to visualize and share accurate geospatial data to collaborate with government agencies, commercial businesses, and the public.


Intergraph Geospatial 2013 Brings A Robust and Unified Portfolio to Reality

Monday, December 10th, 2012

It is with great excitement that we are announcing the official release of Intergraph Geospatial 2013 today! This release is a portfolio of geospatial products for completing projects on time, on budget while maintaining the highest level of fidelity to customer needs.

For the first time, all geospatial genres are truly connected in one unified, modern and dynamic software release. We have integrated photogrammetry, remote sensing, and GIS into a streamlined system, seamlessly delivering geographic information from the desktop to the server through the web and to the world.

A new generation of users is also entering the geospatial workforce, shifting requirements for both mature and emerging markets.  This new generation has different expectations for how software applications should work and operate. Today’s users have been molded by the explosion of elegant and highly intuitive web, mobile and tablet applications.


Creating High-Performance Geospatial Web Applications for Real-Time Enterprise Access

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Today, organizations are embracing geospatially-enabled web services and websites to drive smarter decisions.  Web applications have become the standard for secure sharing and analysis through real-time enterprise access.

From easily creating web map applications, to providing sophisticated, web-based visualization and analysis, GeoMedia WebMap enables access and manipulation of an enterprise’s geographic information store.

Intergraph Geospatial Portfolio 2013 includes a new release of GeoMedia WebMap, providing a vital component to the portfolio’s server applications. Users can easily create web applications for better geospatial data analysis. An on-demand webinar outlines the benefits of this offering. In terms of features and functionality, this noteworthy release features:

  • A harmonized administration console
  • Out-of-the-box, customizable thin client
  • An updated publisher application
  • Increased performance for image delivery


High-Volume Commercial Photogrammetry and Production Mapping Capabilities Come to Life

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Photogrammetry is a vital component of the geospatial information lifecycle. After data capture, photogrammetric software provides enhanced production mapping, as well the ability to move large quantities of raw data to exploitable formats, for improved decision-making.

As experts in photogrammetry, Intergraph provides software for production, project and do-it-yourself photogrammetry software. In Intergraph Geospatial Portfolio 2013, we provide major improvements to users engaged in high-volume photogrammetry and production mapping.  The ImageStation software suite enables digital photogrammetry workflows, including project creation, orientation and triangulation, 3D feature collection and editing, digital terrain model (DTM) collection and editing, and orthophoto production using aerial and satellite imagery.

ImageStation 2013 includes:

  • Enhanced project creation, orientation and triangulation
  • 3D feature collection and editing
  • Digital terrain model (DTM) collection and editing
  • Orthophoto production using aerial and satellite imagery

This release also includes new capabilities for dense terrain extraction from digital aerial frame imagery, new opportunities for distributable processing, and increased support for ingesting surfaces.


Geographic Changes and Configurable Workflows

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Today’s organizations are more progressive in the way they tap into geospatial solutions for driving smarter decisions.  And, as we have highlighted before, the key to being a forward-thinking organization is by being able to empower a large base of users that work between rigid desktop GIS and light-weight browser-based GIS systems.

Intergraph Geospatial 2013 includes a new version of GeoMedia Smart Client. Earlier this year, Joe Francica from Directions Magazine made the following statement about this significant offering:

“I found it to be more intuitive than most “lightweight” client interfaces that try to sell themselves as “robust” GIS solutions. … Organizations wishing to deploy GIS to a broader set of users should investigate Smart Client.”

GeoMedia Smart Client engages all users across an organization, enabling them to seamlessly integrate geographic changes into configurable workflows.

The new release provides noteworthy improvements, outlined in an on-demand webinar. These enhancements include the ability for users to make updates with waning or non-existent Internet connectivity, which is a challenge for organizations with a distributed workforce out in the field.  Thankfully, these employees remain productive as changes are uploaded upon connectivity again through a process that is seamless to the user experience.

In addition, the new release will allow for project-based conflict handling that can be added through the workflow definitions. Other new features include ERDAS APOLLO Essentials integration, workflow manager API enhancements and support for geographic coordinates and custom coordinate systems.

The new offering will be available in three product tiers, depending on each organization’s need:

  • GeoMedia Smart Client Essentials 
  • GeoMedia Smart Client Advantage
  • GeoMedia Smart Client Professional

Overall, GeoMedia Smart Client will further allow end-users to leverage advanced geospatial functionality via simple-to-use map-based tools, streamlining their processes and honing their expertise.  As a result, vibrant geospatial business workflows provide a level of sophistication not traditionally supported by legacy out-of-the-box horizontal software products.

Stay tuned for ongoing updates with regards to our new product launch.  In the meantime, please feel free check out our new microsite dedicated to this major Intergraph initiative here and let us know what you think.

Finally, a Complete Geospatial Server

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Effectively sharing geospatial data inside and outside an organization seems like an easy task given the vast number of offerings that exist today. However, truly leveraging the best of breed information technologies, integrating different genres of geospatial, while leveraging powerful desktop applications continues to be a challenge. Many of today’s offerings hone in one area of expertise, while neglecting other user requirements, thereby failing to provide a cohesive, holistic geospatial server solution. The end result may then alienate or frustrate some stakeholders, ultimately prolonging or even impeding decision-making capabilities.

With the upcoming launch of Intergraph Geospatial 2013, we will help organizations break down the walls that have prevented open and secure sharing of data and web services. Organizations will be able to optimize workflows and get information into the hands of those that need it.

Recently, we announced that Intergraph Geospatial 2013 provides a complete and powerful server portfolio for managing data, delivering web services, web mapping, on-demand geo-processing and workflow development and deployment.


Modern Look and Real Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Integration

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Finally, users can look to one provider for a truly integrated and connected photogrammetry and remote sensing experience.  With synchronized releases, users access the new products at the same time in a seamless environment, combining all the power of these two geospatial genres.

By offering users this consolidated system, they can discover and exploit the wealth of information contained in data from any source, share it rapidly (and securely), and deliver it on demand as reliable and actionable information to drive smarter decisions.

In Intergraph Geospatial Portfolio 2013, ERDAS IMAGINE  includes all of the LPS tools within the ERDAS IMAGINE ribbon.  Offering more simplified workflows for photogrammetry users who work with smaller quantities of raw data, this tighter integration between LPS and ERDAS IMAGINE will significantly enhance overall change detection and image classification capabilities.


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