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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


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.


Introducing ERDAS IMAGINE 2013

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

We live in a world that requires organizations to have a real sense of the world around them – from air, space and on the ground.   As such, geospatial data has become the backbone for driving fundamental decisions that ensure organizational success, as well as for supporting government program missions.

Later this year, we are launching Intergraph Geospatial 2013, offering the full spectrum of geospatial technology in a united release. With a fresh approach, this technology enables organizations to discover and exploit the wealth of information contained in data from any source, share it rapidly and deliver it on demand to drive smarter decisions.

Recently, we hosted a webinar that showcased one of the products included in this release, highlighting how ERDAS IMAGINE 2013 expands on its proven technology.  With a host of usability enhancements and new features, users can do more with multiple types of data.


Organizations Can Now Maximize the Power of Point Clouds

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Point clouds provide a wealth of geospatial information required for fast and effective decision-making.  Though the process of extracting the data can be cumbersome and time consuming, often resulting in the data being unused or irrelevant.

With data essentially overflowing, it is becoming more difficult for end-users to manage, distribute, exploit, and visualize their point data from the desktop through to the server and over to the world.

As such, organizations require the right tools for truly unlocking the power of their point clouds.  Fortunately, new point cloud analysis technology can help organizations leverage LiDAR and software-synthesized point clouds, which is ideal for forestry management, power corridor monitoring, and flood planning.


Today’s World Requires Smarter GIS Capabilities

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Most large organizations are comprised of multi-disciplinary environments with many departments, roles and geographic jurisdictions.  As such, conventional GIS solutions often cannot fully meet the complex requirements that are needed for making geospatial data actionable.

In fact, user access is often one of the driving challenges.  While all users in an organization may require access to common data, access to specific records may vary depending on department, role, or geographic jurisdiction.  In addition, as project lifecycles change, user access requirements may also vary.

Recently, Aurora Energy in Australia made a decision to simplify their workflows and streamline communication. Aurora Energy, and many other diverse organizations worldwide, have discovered and implemented GeoMedia Smart Client. At GeoMedia Smart Client’s core is a highly configurable rules and workflow engine that enables organizations to implement dynamic life-cycle workflows, feature-level access control, data validation and behavior, and integration to other systems.

We recently hosted a webinar that provided an overview of this unique solution.  In addition, we demonstrated how Intergraph’s software provides a powerful, web-based smart client that supports high-end functionality, including vector data capture and editing.

GeoMedia Smart Client meets a unique need in the marketplace.  Between those working with a rigid and technically demanding desktop GIS and a static, lightweight browser-based GIS, there exists a large potential user base. This solutions equips this broader audience of users, providing a new means for them to access and use rich geospatial data in their business processes.  In addition, organizations can create a single deployment that can be configured for an unlimited number of applications.

From municipalities and transportation and utility infrastructure operators to government emergency management agencies, there is a wide range of organizations that have effectively deployed this solution.

As today’s geospatial needs are becoming more complex, I highly recommend viewing our webinar to learn more about this unique solution for a smarter GIS.


How to Best Portray Your Geography Data to the World

Monday, September 10th, 2012

As most geospatial organizations need to use and distribute high volumes of geospatial data, disparate legacy information systems often hinder the ability to actually do this effectively.

As many of you know firsthand, various departments within an organization may use different geospatial software and data formats. Ultimately, this often results in data silos that form obstacles to effective collaboration within the enterprise.   These challenges are amplified when an organization attempts to share all this information to stakeholders outside the organization.

We recently hosted a webinar that showcases how Intergraph’s Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) solution removes the obstacles associated with distributing and using copied data.  Customers throughout the world have embraced this solution, providing a means to truly share information to all interested stakeholders. Some of these organizations with public-facing websites include Clean Air for Europe, City of Chengdu China, and Nigeria Census Project.

In addition, Bilbao City Council has launched GeoBilbao, a portal serving map-based information and services using Intergraph’s SDI solution.  IGN Spain also uses Intergraph’s SDI solution to power SIGNA, the main viewer of IGN geographical data and also the entrance gate to the SDI node containing all the OGC services available.

During our webinar, we highlighted how adherence to industry standards, including INSPIRE, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®), and International Organization for Standardization (ISO), not only breaks down barriers, but also allows organizations to comply with government mandates.

With Intergraph’s Geospatial SDI and its powerful browser application, users can easily visualize and share accurate geospatial data to collaborate internally, and with government agencies, commercial businesses, and the public.

There are a number of organizations that can benefit from these solutions, which include national and regional government agencies, federal authorities – including cadaster, rail, civil police, forest, agriculture and geology organizations – local governments and infrastructure companies.

For geospatial data to be truly effective, it needs to be unlocked from the silos that are holding it back.  The industry’s best SDI solutions provide a vehicle for making this vision a reality — providing a seamless, cohesive experience for end-users.

Organizations Require Powerful GIS Data Production and Analysis

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Whether a large business, an international organization or a governmental body, most organizations need clear and actionable information for effective decision making.  Powerful GIS management packages are the foundation for this and allow organizations to achieve the maximum value of their geospatial resources.

The most effective solutions offer simultaneous access to geospatial data in almost any form, uniting them in a single map view for efficient processing, capture and maintenance, analysis, presentation, and sharing.

New solutions make this possible, which offer modern functionality for an improved user experience, enhanced performance and scalability for enterprise databases, and timesaving tools such as dynamic and static text placement and automated labeling.


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