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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.


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.


GeoMedia 2013 Includes a New, Modern Interface and More

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Before the end of the year, Intergraph Geospatial Portfolio 2013 will be released. The complete and robust offering includes new product releases that cohesively meet an organization’s geospatial needs.

As part of Intergraph Geospatial 2013, we are excited to announce that GeoMedia 2013 will feature a newly designed, modern user interface that logically organizes functionality in a ribbon control.  GeoMedia is a powerful GIS management package that enables users to maximize the value of their geospatial resources.

We recently hosted a webinar that specifically laid out all of the new enhancements to GeoMedia. Providing greater visibility for frequently used GIS tools, GeoMedia 2013 aesthetically and logically organizes functionality.  In the same vein of promoting key updates to GeoMedia, we are also enhancing users’ ability to open up their GeoMedia spatial resources and share them with end users throughout their organization.


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.


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.


Understanding Our Changing World with Dynamic Spatial Modeling

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Understanding our world requires us to model and interpret the spatial relationships between human, social and physical geography. We live in a connected world of spatial and non-spatial relationships, and it is essential that we be conscious of these relationships, as this helps us to grasp the impact of our decisions on our daily lives.

Because we live in a world where human, social and physical geography is always changing, we need a way to dynamically understand our changing world.  A change requires us to assess the effect that event has had on the geography. Many times, this involves simulating, predicting, preventing and even influencing positive change.

Spatial modeling tools are a prerequisite to dynamically modeling and understanding our changing earth. Spatial modeling is the process of using spatial operators on a variety of geospatial datasets (for example, imagery, terrain and features) to create an information product. This involves using a set of procedures that simulates real-world conditions within a geospatial application, using the spatial relationships of geographic features and their attributes. From these created models, you can perform spatial analysis to derive information from data, such as distributions or patterns, using the spatial context of the problem. Actionable decisions require real information – not just data – and spatial modeling is key in driving these decisions.


Aerial View of Dutch History Brought to Life Through ERDAS APOLLO

Friday, June 29th, 2012


Most nations warehouse a treasure trove of historic aerial photography and maps that provide the foundation for tracking significant changes over time.   In addition to providing a historical perspective on land and development changes, this data is also very relevant for citizens who want to see how their places of residence have changed over time.

In the Netherlands, Dotka Data maintains a large and growing collection of historical aerial photography and maps, reflecting more than 200 years of history.  The collection includes topographic maps from as far back as 1798, and aerial photographs taken for topological purposes from 1932 to current day.


City of Edmonton: Tracking All Outdoor Park Assets with Combined Intergraph and Leica Geosystems Solutions

Thursday, June 21st, 2012


For many cities with sprawling outdoor parks, the ability to track the condition of all park-related assets can be a tremendous challenge.  However, the City of Edmonton, Canada, met this challenge head on with a recent pilot program that uses Intergraph and Leica Geosystems combined products.

With more than 460 parks, as well as the largest expanse of urban parkland in North America with its North Saskatchewan River Valley parks, the City of Edmonton’s Park Branch required a robust solution that was flexible, easy to use and could leverage its existing park asset data.

For the pilot program, the Park Branch is utilizing the Leica CS25 ultra rugged tablet and the GG02+ GNSS Smart Antenna in conjunction with Intergraph’s GeoMedia®, a powerful GIS management and analysis product.  As we saw at Hexagon 2012, Intergraph and Leica Geosystems contribute to Hexagon’s comprehensive portfolio, addressing all aspects of the geospatial life cycle – from capture to delivery.


Hexagon 2012: Intergraph News from the Floor

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012


Without a doubt, the Hexagon conference is the biggest annual event for Intergraph and all of the other companies that fall under the Hexagon umbrella.  It is a truly exciting time for us to preview our latest technology and innovations, as well as share our vision for how our combined offerings help manage any global situation that requires real-time intelligence for fast and effective decision-making.

Each year, the international conference also offers the chance for our users to attend presentations by industry experts, participate in targeted tracks, break-out sessions, as well as hear inspiring keynotes from a wide range of industry thought leaders.

For Intergraph, this is the ideal platform for us to make a series of new announcements.  And, while all the news generated from the conference can often get lost in the shuffle – especially for busy attendees – I wanted to take moment to highlight our news from the show last week:

GeoMedia Smart Client Star of Show!

Intergraph’s GeoMedia Smart Client took a starring role at Hexagon 2012, with a number of new hands-on training classes being introduced, as well as break-out sessions and a variety of new vertical market workflow demonstrations.


Small and Medium Sized Geospatial Enterprises Critical to the Value Chain

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012


In the geospatial sector, small and medium sized enterprises (SME) are the backbone of innovation, creating specialized offerings that have made the industry what it is today.  Whether providing a solution that integrates into a larger organization’s offering, or creating new markets with completely unique products, it is safe to say that SMEs are one of the key reasons we have had such tremendous growth over the past decade.

I was recently asked to offer comment for an article on the value of SMEs in Geospatial World Magazine, and wanted to use this post as a platform to further elaborate on this topic.


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